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Ben & Jerry's vegan frozen dessert has been out in the US for over a year now. It's finally in select locations across Canada. 3 flavours as of today's date.  I'm thrifty & I dislike paying full price for anything. So I waited until it was on sale, to try 2 of the 3 flavours. I didn't know that Natrel made ice cream, so yep, I picked up 1 flavour of that as well. This is my first taste test/review video, so I'm a little nervous. Watch me here.

Have you tried any of the frozen desserts from Ben & Jerry's or Natrel? If you did, what did you think?  If so, which flavour did you choose?

Check your local stores to find out if they carry these products.

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Till next time,

Nadia

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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