I love ice cream. My husband loves ice cream. We indulge on occasion, but not as often as we used to because of the sugar, fat and extra calories. Let's face it . . . we're older now and just can't eat the way we could back in our 20's. I workout hard in the mornings, and don't want to undo what I've done with a bunch of empty calories and fat.
So, I kept looking for ways to come up with a healthier version of ice cream. Tried some, didn't like 'em. Tried again, too much work. Finally, I think I've got the perfect tasty, and easy recipe . . . and now when we get a craving for something cold and sweet, I make my frozen "Dreamsicle."
1 3/4 cup of Coconut Milk
2 medium oranges
4 tablespoons of sweetener (maple syrup, honey, agave nectar, your choice of natural sweetener)
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Pinch of salt
Peel oranges and divide into sections. Lay sections flat on a tray and freeze until hardened.
Pour coconut milk, vanilla and 1/2 of the frozen orange slices into a blender and blend until smooth.
Add remaining half of frozen orange slices and sweetener (to taste) and blend until smooth.
Pour mixture into freezer safe container (or popsicle molds) and freeze until solid.
It really hits the spot and couldn't be easier!