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Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla-Orange Ice Cream

It is that time of year when cold treats taste so good!  I adore the flavor of toasted hazelnuts.  There are flecks of real vanilla beans in this ice cream and a creamy orange flavor which melds beautifully with the toasted hazelnuts.  The vanilla, hazelnut and orange go so well together.  This ice cream is dairy free and egg free.  It is gorgeous and gourmet!  Wow people with this easy and amazing ice cream!

Toasted Hazelnut Orange Ice Cream

Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla-Orange Ice Cream

Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla-Orange Ice Cream


2 Cups Canned Coconut Milk (Full Fat No Additives)

1/2 Cup Raw Hazelnuts

1/3 Cup Clear Honey

1 Vanilla Bean

1 Teaspoon Pure Vanilla (SCD Legal, no fillers, just vanilla and alcohol)

1 tsp. Great Lakes Gelatin (orange container)

1 Cup Freshly Squeezed Orange Juice

1 tsp. Orange Zest

Preheat oven 350 degrees.  Place whole hazelnuts on a cookie sheet and toast for ten to fifteen minutes until the hazelnuts skins start blistering and the nuts start to brown. Remove from oven and place in a lint free clean dish towel and wrap and let sit for one minute to steam.  This helps release the skins.  Now roll the towl around with the hazelnuts inside to remove most of the skins.  Cool and then finely chop the hazelnuts.  I like my mini Ninja for this or you can do it by hand.

Heat the coconut milk on the stove top until it comes to a simmer.   Split your vanilla bean length-wise and scrape out the seeds with a spoon.  Add the seeds and pod to the heated coconut milk and turn off the burner and steep for ten minutes.

Remove the vanilla bean pod and discard then whisk in the remaining ingredients except the hazelnuts.  Chill completely at least 6 hours.  You can do this step a day ahead of freezing the ice cream too.  Put the ice cream in your ice cream maker and add the hazelnuts and freeze the ice cream.  Serve! Yum!

Toasted Hazelnut Orange Ice Cream

Toasted Hazelnut Vanilla-Orange Ice Cream

This ice cream is spectacular with my Summer Strawberry Pie.  (recipe coming soon!) The flavors complement each other in a delicious way!

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Eat Your Nutrients!

Eat Your Nutrients!


Honeyed Vanilla Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream

The weather is getting warmer, and I am craving ice cream.  Yummy, missing nothing ice cream.  This recipe is dairy free, SCD, Low FodMap and Paleo.  It is really pretty to look at,  and the swirls of raspberry add just the right amount of flavor burst in your mouth.

Cold & Creamy Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream!

Cold & Creamy Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream!

The recipe uses pastured egg yolks for a custardy creaminess and nutrition.  Yolks have fat soluble vitamins (A, D, E and K2) and those important Omega 3’s.  It is churned in an ice cream maker.  If you happen to have any left over, you can freeze it and let is set on the counter for 5 or 10 minutes until it softens enough to scoop.  

There are a few steps, but it is worth it, and you can do it ahead!  So, if you are having company,  you can refrigerate the mix up to 24 hours, then just before you set down to dinner, put it in your ice cream freezer.  It is done in 30 minutes while you eat your main course.




  • 10 oz. frozen Raspberries
  • 1 Tablespoon Clear Honey

Mix Egg Yolks and 6 Tablespoons Clear Honey in a stand mixer or use a hand mixer.  Beat until thick and light.  Scald the coconut milk in a saucepan over medium heat.  Then, slowly pour hot coconut milk into egg mixture while beating on low.  Place the mixture over a hot water bath (double broiler) and heat stirring constantly until mixture thickens enough to coat the back of a spoon.  Stir in Vanilla Extract. Chill until cool and up to 24 hours.

To Make Raspberry Swirl: Heat the frozen raspberries with the honey until they thaw and simmer.  Press the mixture through a mesh strainer to extract the seeds.  Refrigerate this separately.

When ready to make the ice cream.  Freeze the vanilla ice cream in an ice cream freezer.  After the vanilla is finished, swirl in the raspberry sauce, but do not mix completely, leave it swirled.

Makes: 4 generous or 6 moderate servings

Honeyed Vanilla Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream - I Dare You To Take Only One Bite!

Honeyed Vanilla Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream – I Dare You To Take Only One Bite!




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