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People laugh at me when I tell them I eat ice cream on my baked oatmeal. I don't think of my ice cream as junk food. It's raw cream, honey, eggs and vanilla. What's so bad about that? It's a lot better than what most people eat for breakfast. Maybe I just need to give it a different name so people don't think it's a dessert. How about "freezer egg nog" or "icy milk smoothie"?

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are you kidding? it's the bomb-diggity!

i made a lot of home made ice cream and sorbets. most of them are very low sugar or sugar free! i tend to use raw honey instead of sugar anyway.

can i tell you how awesome my butter-pecan ice cream is? here's the recipe:

get some whole cream and whole milk and soak a vanilla bean in it (split open) overnite, yo.

get you some pecans and melt up some raw butter, hellz yeah!

grab some honey. toss a bit of honey with the melted butter and pecans--sweet! let it sit in a sunny window to get it to 'carmelize' or 'crisp up' a bit.

remove the bean from the milk and cream, add honey if you want, and then just put that bad boy in the machine!

once it starts to set a bit, add those pecans in!

let it set in the freezer for the by-and-by.

and serve that good stuff, mother!


AW yeah!

hey, i need less caffinated tea. i apologize for my strangeness.
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Yeah, the stuff rocks. Def a health food!!
I make it with goats milk I have no cream, but its still super yummy.
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I do!

Now, if I could only eat some and feel the love.
(DD has dairy sensitivity for now)
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Raw milk ice cream rocks!!!

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I personally don't think of ice cream as a junk food-UNLESS, it is not my Double Rainbow or Strauss ice cream. As soon as I get an ice cream maker, I will be making my own regularly. As of now, I do it only on occasion as all I have is a blender.

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I totally agree with you, raw milk ice cream is a health food!

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OMGoodness - Double Rainbow ice cream rocks! I can't do pasteurized dairy by itself (unless it's cultured or cheese), so I mix half DR ice cream and half raw milk. It is the best milkshake.

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Oh YES I agree. Raw milk ice cream is the BEST. I LOVE all this health foods...butter, cream, ice cream, custard, pudding, cheese....oh how I LOVE traditional foods!
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I do!

Now, if I could only eat some and feel the love.
(DD has dairy sensitivity for now)
I make ours w/coconut milk
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OMGoodness - Double Rainbow ice cream rocks! I can't do pasteurized dairy by itself (unless it's cultured or cheese), so I mix half DR ice cream and half raw milk. It is the best milkshake.
Now, I don't know for sure, but I would guess Double Rainbow ice cream is not totally pastuerized like normal ice cream. I say this because the ingredient label says "fresh milk" or something like that.(don't have any in my freezer right now) Would they really be able to get away with a different label?

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I make ours w/coconut milk
HOLY COW!!

I'm so there. It's gonna be a wild night around here!!
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I've had home-made coconut milk ice-cream at a Thai restaraunt...delish. They used sugar ofcourse, but the pure, rich coconut milk was awesome. Can't wait to try it with maple syrup.

Can't wait to get an ice-cream maker! I am finally treating us and buying raw cream....$9.99 for a pint of Organic Pastures...but man is it worth it!

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I've wondered the same about DR - maybe that it's very lightly pasteurized (is there such a thing) and not homogenized. I tried going through their website one night to see if they said anything more, but couldn't find anything else. After a couple times out and about having ice cream with no raw milk to chase it, I don't even try the DR by itself (though maybe I should and just be prepared with some raw milk and Nux Vomica just in case ). Makes me want to go to TJ's first thing tomorrow and pick some up!

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I've wondered the same about DR - maybe that it's very lightly pasteurized (is there such a thing) and not homogenized. I tried going through their website one night to see if they said anything more, but couldn't find anything else. After a couple times out and about having ice cream with no raw milk to chase it, I don't even try the DR by itself (though maybe I should and just be prepared with some raw milk and Nux Vomica just in case ). Makes me want to go to TJ's first thing tomorrow and pick some up!

It is just seriously good stuff! My TJ's is 2 short blocks walking distance, I could go there for breakfast

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OK, I'm game for raw vanilla or chocolate after reading your thread! I've got raw cream and raw milk (plenty 'cause I was planning on yogurt, but ice cream might take over!)

What recipe are y'all using for vanilla? I have a FoodTV recipe that's amazing that I've done before but it cooks the eggs and milk to a custard and it uses 24 yolks!!! I can't bear to use the 11 pastured eggs I have on one dish!! They are hard to get and if my farmer has enough, I get 12. I couldn't bear to use (if I could get) 24 of my "gold" eggs???? yikes!

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I make ours w/coconut milk
ok now I need to ask for an ice cream maker cause that sounds sooo good...
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Does anyone care to share more raw ice cream recipes? I have tried a few from NT but would like to branch out

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ok now I need to ask for an ice cream maker cause that sounds sooo good...
It is so worth it!! I've made it (coconut milk and honey) and have had others say they will not eat any other kind of ice cream ever again
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you all inspired me...we made our first batch of raw icecream (vanilla) yesterday.

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What recipe are y'all using for vanilla? I have a FoodTV recipe that's amazing that I've done before but it cooks the eggs and milk to a custard and it uses 24 yolks!!! I can't bear to use the 11 pastured eggs I have on one dish!! They are hard to get and if my farmer has enough, I get 12. I couldn't bear to use (if I could get) 24 of my "gold" eggs???? yikes!
i hear ya on the golden eggs. we're getting 1-2 eggs per day from 15 hens right now so we just made a basic vanilla (sugar, vanilla, cream and milk). thre rich, eggy recipes will have to wait for longer days.
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you guys are killing me!!! recipes, recipes, recipes, please! I have NT, but I'd much prefer one you vouch for...even if all you do is say the NT one is great...
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you guys are killing me!!! recipes, recipes, recipes, please! I have NT, but I'd much prefer one you vouch for...even if all you do is say the NT one is great...
Me too, recipes please!!!! Especially the coconut milk one, too.
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'Philadelphia' style vanilla

2 cups cream
1 cup milk
heat till getting bubbly
stir in 1/2 cup sugar (my recipe calls for 2/3+ cup but the cream is so rich and sweet i cut it down)
cool a little, add 2 tsp vanilla extract
(to make coffee ice cream, put ground coffee beans in w/ the milk, and let it brew in the hot milk for as long as you want (I do maybe 10 mins), filter it out and proceed as directed. but, it is not for the 9pm sugar craving, you will be up till 1am!)

yum!

i would love to sub my sugar for raw honey, anyone know the ratio for this?
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Thanks for the recipe - sounds yummy !

One ques... do you have to heat it ? Would rather not, then it's raw ice cream with all the good enzymes, etc
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Thanks for the recipe - sounds yummy !

One ques... do you have to heat it ? Would rather not, then it's raw ice cream with all the good enzymes, etc
i do heat it, i haven't tried it w/o heating, maybe if i have extra milk/cream(never happens!) i'll try... you would def have to heat it for coffee of course.
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recipes! recipes! recipes! the pregnant woman needs some icecream!

with my last preg, I craved icecream so bad. Atleast this time I can eat it and feel good about it! (homemade raw ice cream of course) so glad i hung on to that ice cream maker i got for a wedding present 8 years ago, and haven't used till now. my only problem is it makes over a gallon. it's hard to find room in my freezer for that much. also, it gets really hard after awhile. how do you fix this?

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Can you make ice cream without an ice cream maker?

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No, you really need an ice cream maker. It aerates it. Totally different consistency--think spoon vs. chisel.

I would think w/the raw milk, I would heat it no higher than 110 degrees just to get the honey to melt and mix w/the milk. That way it is still raw (but then you freeze it anyway).

I don't have a recipe, perse, for my coconut ice cream. I open 2 1/2 cans of Native Forest full fat coconut milk and heat it over the stove w/honey to taste. I then put the pot in the fridge to cool and once it is cool, I add it to the ice cream maker and follow the directions. That's it.
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