Orange Turmeric Chai Ice Cream (vegan)

Summer’s just around the corner and all I’m thinking about is ice cream.

I decided to make a vegan ice cream using coconut milk as a base and adding turmeric and complementary flavours that I love! Turmeric has been used for thousands of years for its medicinal qualities, hence its title as a superfood nowadays. I also decided to go the extra mile and make the ice cream cones myself. I flavoured them with coriander to get a nice sweet citrus flavour.

Here are the recipes:

Orange Turmeric Chai Ice Cream (makes 7-8 servings)

Ingredients:

  • 2  (400 ml) cans coconut coconut milk*
  • 2 tbsp dried coconut milk
  • 1/2 cup  sugar or alternative (agave nectar or maple syrup)
  • 3 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 2 tsp chai powder**

*Or use coconut cream, removing the dry coconut milk

**Chai powder recipe at the end of the blogpost

Method:

  1. In a pot, add all ingredients and allow to steep for 15 min, on low heat.
  2. Chill the ice cream base overnight for maximal flavour.
  3. Churn ice cream following instructions on ice cream machine.
  4. Place in freezer-safe container and freeze for 4h until hardened.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

 

Coriander Cones (makes 5 cones)

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp aquafaba
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 tsp coriander seeds, ground
  • 4 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp. cold water (optional)

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 380F.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk aquafaba and sugar until the sugar has dissolved.
  3. Add the vanilla, ground coriander, salt, coconut oil.
  4. Incorporate the flour, adjusting with cold water if it gets too thick. The consistency you’re looking for is between a crepe and a pancake batter.
  5. Place a silpat mat on a baking sheet and dollop 1 1/2-2 tbsp. batter. Spread into 20 cm diameter circles.
  6. Bake 5-8 min until edges are browned (the centre will remain light, and that’s fine).
  7. Quickly, remove from pan with spatula and form cone*. The dough will harder very quickly, so focus on the bottom of the cone. If it hardens a little, place back in the oven for 1 minute.
  8. Allow to cool.
  9. Enjoy!

*I used aluminum foil to create a makeshift cone shape to ease this process.

 

**

Chai powder

Ingredients:

  • 1 tsp. cardamom, ground
  • 1. tsp. allspice, ground
  • 1 tsp. clove, ground
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon, ground
  • 3 tsp. ginger, ground

Method:

  1. Mix all ingredients together.
  2. Enjoy!
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