Many people believe that going Primal or Paleo requires you to give up all delicious foods. That may be the truth for some things, but ice cream (luckily) is not one of them.
I randomly found the Red, White, and Blue Primal Ice Cream recipe by Cavewoman Cafe and thought it was a great alternative to the “other stuff” you get at the supermarket. After making a few changes to it, I came up with this concoction:
Primal Peachy Lemon Ice Cream and Topping
Peachy Lemon Ice Cream
Makes 5-7 servings
3-4 small peaches (can substitute for any fruit)
2 cups of whole milk (can substitute coconut or almond milk for a different taste)
1/2 cup of maple syrup
1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract
1 lemon’s zest and juice
After you have peeled the peaches, cut them into small pieces and place them into a large mixing bowl. Using a fork, mash the peaches until they are the desired consistency you want for the ice cream. Add the milk, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and lemon to the mixture and stir. Pour the mixture into a 2 quart ice cream maker and allow it to process until it achieves a soft serve consistency.
Lemon Whipped Topping
Makes 10-15 servings
NOTE: Since this makes such a large bowl of whipped topping, you may want to refrigerate what is left over and use as a topping for a pound cake, tea, or something similar.
1 pint of heavy whipping cream
3 tablespoons of maple syrup
1 lemon’s zest
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon pure lemon extract
Using a handheld mixer, mix the heavy whipping cream, maple syrup, vanilla extract, and lemon extract until you achieve the appropriate consistency. Make sure you gently increase the speed of the mixer to thicken the topping’s consistency. Add the lemon zest afterward and stir together.
Scoop two heaping spoonfuls of the peachy lemon ice cream into a serving bowl. Put a small dollop of the whipped topping on top of the ice cream and enjoy!