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I’m obsessed with chocolate ice cream, and love the new versions that are vegan and gluten-free with a coconut base. With my habit getting out of control (these cartons are about $7 each) I figured I needed to make it myself! This is the perfect base recipe for making ice cream; just start experimenting with different flavor combinations and discover your favorite (I add a splash of mint extract to mine for a thin mint kick).
1 can (14 ounce) coconut milk
2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/3 cup sugar
10 crushed chocolate cookies (I use the GF Chocolate animal crackers)
Blend the first 3 ingredients in blender or food processor for 30 seconds. Pour into ice cream maker and follow the manufactures instructions. During last few minutes, add crushed cookies. Transfer to freezer safe container, and freeze until ready to serve. Don’t have an ice cream maker? Check out my website for tips on making your own at home!
I am obsessed with chocolate and peanut butter!!! Here is a fast and easy recipe that will be ready in minutes! For a healthier kick, substitute ½ cup sugar with rolled oats. For a fancy kick, sprinkle the tops with sea salt!
1 cup peanut butter
1 cup sugar
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
Preheat oven to 350 degrees, and line baking sheet with parchment paper. Combine all ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Drop large spoonfuls onto baking sheet (about 1 ½ tablespoons) and use a fork to press down the top. Bake for 10-12 minutes until golden. Let sit for 5 minutes before moving from baking sheet, and enjoy!
I love making tarts! This simple and delicious recipe is perfect for breakfast and dessert! For a gluten-free / low-carb version, skip the puff pastry and add all ingredients to a pie plate. Experiment with different Greek yogurt and fruit combinations, and even try adding a sprinkle of nutmeg or cinnamon – the possibilities are endless!
½ cup vanilla Greek yogurt
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed (plus flour for rolling)
2 ripe pears, thinly sliced
2 large eggs
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Roll out puff pastry on lightly floured surface, and fit into lightly greased 9in tart pan (with removable bottom) or pie plate. Arrange pears on bottom of pan. In small bowl, mix yogurt and eggs, and pour over pears and spread evenly. Bake for 35-40 or until set. Cool and serve!
Happy 4th of July! I'm looking forward to a day by the pool, and some action on the grill. BBQ is one of my favorite foods in the entire world, so here is a BBQ sauce recipe that can be ready in minutes without the preservatives and fake ingredients of the store bought brands. Customize your sauce by adding a splash of hot sauce, garlic, liquid smoke - or even whiskey!
1 cup ketchup
1/4 sweetener (brown sugar, molasses, honey or agave)
1 Tbsp mustard (I like a super spicy dijon)
1 Tbsp worcestershire sauce
Add all ingredients to small saucepan over medium heat, and stir until combined. Bring to a boil, and continue stirring until all ingredients are dissolved and reduced (about 5-10 minutes). Use as a marinade or dipping sauce for your favorite meat, and enjoy!
Fresh, ice cold limonata anyone?!
Our Perezcious contributor Mariko Amekodommo has figured out the secret to amazeballs homemade limonata.
And you only need four things to make it!
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