Prep 20 mins
Cook 30 mins
This non-dairy delight will wow even the pickiest ice cream eaters. It's just as good as its best dairy counterpart. If you want it harder you can also freeze it in an airtight container for a couple of hours after it comes out of the ice cream maker, but I like my ice cream soft so I eat it right away! You can also add more chocolate to fit your tastes. This is another recipe from Eating for IBS by Heather Van Vorous. Prep time does not include time to chill.
- 1⁄2 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon cornstarch
- 2 1⁄3 cups unsweetened soymilk
- 2 organic egg whites, beaten lightly or 1⁄4 cup Egg Beaters egg substitute
- 2 tablespoons green creme de menthe (you can use clear, but it won't add the pretty green color)
- 1⁄4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 2 tablespoons semisweet chocolate, finely chopped or grated (NOT unsweetened--I use chocolate chips)
- In a large saucepan, whisk together sugar and cornstarch, then whisk in soy milk.
- Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking frequently, and boil whisking constantly for one minute; remove from heat.
- Whisk several large spoonfuls of hot milk mixture into egg whites, then whisk egg mixture back into saucepan of hot milk.
- Return saucepan to heat and cook over medium flame, whisking constantly, until mixture returns to a boil.
- Tranfer mixture to a bowl and stir in Creme de Menthe and peppermint extract.
- Refrigerate until cold (or overnight, if desired--I find that helps it thicken up more).
- Freeze mixture in ice cream maker according to manufacturer's directions.
- Add chopped chocolate towards the end of the freezing process.
This is definitely a comfort food that my sensitive digestive tract can handle! I replaced the creme de menthe and the peppermint with peanut butter (see Decadent Peanut Butter Soy Ice Cream) to make a truly decadent dessert.
Oh wow!!! Kree this is my new favorite......I did use 2% milk and egg beaters but had no problems at all with this. I too ate it right out of the ice cream maker only because I couldnt wait. Just like going out and getting a stacked grasshopper only with chocolate too. Heaven in a bowl! Thanks kiddo!!!!