When spring comes and the weather becomes hot, there is no better dessert than a scoop or two or three of your favourite ice cream. It is the ultimate sweet for everyone. As a matter of fact, a lot of people eat ice cream even when it’s out of season. Hence, you can find ice cream in the market or in some of the bigger local ice creams shops even in the winter.
How can you not love ice cream when it has a mouth-filling taste and it’s literally melting in your mouth? But there are people who don’t or can’t eat dairy products due to being vegans or have some health issues, such as diabetes or lactose intolerance. That means they can never taste the super-delicious taste of ice cream. Well, actually, they can, because they can eat a dairy free ice cream.
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What is Dairy-free Ice Cream?
As the name suggests itself, dairy-free ice cream is ice cream that doesn’t contain any dairy product in it. In fact, they contain non-dairy milk, cream, and/or butter, depending on the recipe and preferences.
That means that this type of ice cream is the same as the regular one, but it’s healthier, vegan, and can be consumed by people who can’t eat dairy products. Although this type of ice cream doesn’t contain any dairy product, it contains ingredients that make it look and taste the same or very similar to the regular ice cream.
- Coconut milk – it’s used as a base for ice cream. It’s first shredded and then soaked in hot water. After that, it’s strained through cheesecloth to produce a liquid that is similar to whole cow’s milk. Due to the similarity between coconut and cow’s milk, the dairy-free ice cream is almost the same as the regular ice cream.
- Coconut cream – apart from using coconut milk, you can also use coconut cream to make ice cream. The process of making coconut cream is similar to the previous one, with the only difference that less water is used in order to create a thicker product.
- Avocado – ok, so this probably never came to your mind, but avocado can also be used to make ice cream. The main reason why this fruit is used for making ice cream is its fat and creaminess.