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Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream- 8 servings

1/2 to 3/4 cup cane** or palm sugar ( I used 1/2 cup because that's sweet to me)

pinch of salt

2 large egg yolks

1 cup half & half

1 can evaporated milk

1 can coconut milk

6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder

1 tsp vanilla extract or 1/2 of a scraped vanilla bean pod

1 tsp coconut extract

1/3 cup unsweetened coconut, shredded OR chips

Add first 6 ingredients to a medium saucepan over medium heat. Stir continuously with a whisk for 5 minutes. Add sifted cocoa powder to mix, continuing to whisk. Keep whisking for another 5 minutes. Take off heat.

Using a fine strainer, strain into a heat proof bowl. Add extracts and coconut. Stir, until evenly mixed. Let cool for about 10-15 minutes. Cover with plastic wrap. Making sure it touches the surface of the custard, to prevent a skin from forming. Can be left in fridge for 2 days.

Follow the directions on your ice cream maker and enjoy! Not good for my new way of eating but I made it for other people to enjoy on the holiday weekend.

Chocolate Coconut Ice Cream w/ fresh mango & almonds

Nutritional information per serving: 422.6  calories; 26.8 g fat;  90.5 mg sodium;  41.9 carbs;  2.6 g fibre; 33.5 g sugar; 8 g protein (almonds & mango, not included in nutritional count.)

*To lower calories & fat: Use the half fat or fat free versions of the half & half, coconut milk and evaporated milk. Changing the fat content will change the texture of the finished product. Fat = smooth & creamy.

**Cane sugar was used in the recipe that I made.

What's your favourite warm weather treat?

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Till next time,

Nadia

Low-key day. Not feeling so hot, but I can't get behind in work. Doing the minimum amount today. Which really isn't that minimum, but anyway.

Took some pictures, have to keep up, the practice makes perfect.

Picked some rhubarb. I have some recipe ideas, that I will post when they come to fruition.

Going to be a beautiful, not-too-hot day. I will enjoy some of it. I will be thankful, because I could & have felt worse. Enjoy the day beautiful people!

When your not feeling so great, do you give in to those feelings or keep going in hope that you'll feel better as the day goes on?

Poppy
Tulip
Rhubarb

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Till next time,

Nadia