Rocky Road Coconut Milk Ice Cream

Rocky Road Coconut Milk Ice Cream will be your new sunny day favorite! It’s full of squishy marshmallows, nutty pecans and delicious chocolate. Plus, it’s all dairy free and you don’t need an ice cream maker!

Rocky Road Coconut Milk Ice Cream // treatswithatwist.com

Not to brag, but I had the best weekend EVER!

My husband and I were both in great moods, the weather was B-E-utiful, and I lived off of Rice Chex and ice cream. Whoot whoot!

And I’m in total summer and birthday mode, despite the incoming rain and birthdays being SO spaced out. Nonetheless, here comes the ice cream! Cake is coming at ya later this week.

I couldn’t help but want to use up my Malvi marshmallows in the sweetest way possible. And when it comes to mallows and ice cream, you gotta go with Rocky Road!

Before you say anything, yes I realize that Rocky Road is almonds and mallows, but I didn’t have almonds, and decided to be resourceful and fancy pants with toasted pecans instead. Total win!

I used the same technique that I used for my Pistachio Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream, using my Blendtec blender.

You don’t need a Blendtec, but this machine is my baby and I lovvvveee it. I have a Vitamix too and several other options and could talk about blenders for days with you! Super helpful hint: if you’re wanting an amazing blender, but for a bit less, try looking at their refurbished models. They are cheaper but the same quality, they’ve just been previously loved! Enough of the shopping rant now.

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I use these for ice cream containers. 

This ice cream will be your new sunny day favorite! It’s creamy, sweet, chocolatey, nutty and mallowy, and dairy free! 

Rocky Road Coconut Milk Ice Cream // treatswithatwist.com

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Rocky Road Coconut Milk Ice Cream
Rocky Road Coconut Milk Ice Cream will be your new sunny day favorite! It's full of squishy marshmallows, nutty pecans and delicious chocolate. Plus, it's all dairy free and you don't need an ice cream maker! (makes 1 pint)
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Ingredients
  1. 1 can coconut milk (full fat)
  2. 1/3 cup coconut sugar
  3. 2 Tbs. cocoa powder
  4. 1 ½ tsp. vanilla extract
  5. small pinch sea salt
  6. ½ tsp. vodka
  7. ¼ cup small marshmallows*
  8. 1/3 cup toasted pecans or almonds, chopped
Instructions
  1. PREP: shake your coconut milk can and pour it into a standard ice cube tray (you’ll have some leftover in the can). Freeze completely (and refrigerate the leftover).
  2. In a high-powered blender, combine the coconut milk cubes, coconut sugar, and 1-2 Tbs of the leftover coconut milk. Select the “ice cream” setting (or use your blender manual to look up how to manually blend ice cream, which should be very high power for around 40 sec). Afer the ice cream is blended (you may have to scrape down the sides, but resist adding more liquid, trying to make the ice cream as thick as possible). Then, add the cocoa, vanilla, sea salt and vodka and blend completely and quickly. The vodka keeps the ice cream scoopable, so try not to leave it out.
  3. Stir in the marshmallows and chopped nuts. Pour into a freezer container and freeze for a few hours, or until more solid and you’re ready to serve. Scoop and enjoy!
Notes
  1. *I used small square Malvi marshmallows, which I cut into quarters.
  2. Marshmallows will float to the top if your ice cream base is thin, so you may need to freeze your ice cream for a couple hours, take it out and stir it around to disperse the marshmallows better, then freeze it more.
  3. I used a Blendtec for this recipe, but I also own a Vitamix that I love and use too. If you have a blender question, just let me know.
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Blood Orange Banana Sorbet

Blood Orange Banana Sorbet is a super simple, very healthy treat to get you in a Springtime mood! This recipe is so simple, you’ll be enjoying homemade sorbet, vibrantly colored from blood oranges, in no time!  

Blood Orange Banana Sorbet // treatswithatwist.com  

Happy Spring!

I don’t know what Spring looks like at your house, but at mine it looks like rain and clouds. But I can certainly pretend that it’s sunny…for a hot second.

My parents came to visit this weekend, and by visit I mean my dad came to work tirelessly in my garage, building me a beautiful new desk, some honeycomb shelves, then move all of my furniture around. And my husband was absorbed by March Madness. And I took credit for way too much of the building of the desk. Stellar weekend.

To help use up some of the blood oranges I bought I thought I’d make something vibrant, sweet, fresh and Springy!

To be honest, blood oranges are very hit-or-miss. Out of a big bag you can get a slight few that are actually tasty and the rest are flavorless or taste weird. I hate that. But when you get a good one, it’s totally worth it! And the color just can’t be beat! I love that deep red color.

So, here it is, Blood Orange Banana Sorbet! It’s seriously a quick and easy peasy treat. And it’s basically a frozen smoothie, so go ahead and eat the whole pint or eat it for every meal. The vodka is only enough to smooth out the texture, not even enough to hit your tongue.

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I used my Blendtec to make this one, but whatever blender you have will probably be more than fine! Just blend until it’s completely smooth. I freeze my ice cream and sorbet creations in these disposable pint containers, but you can use anything that is well-sealed (though these are awesome bc they look so legit).

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Blood Orange Banana Sorbet // treatswithatwist.com

I hope your Spring is bright and beautiful! Time for fresh fruit and lots of sorbet. Enjoy! 

Blood Orange Banana Sorbet
Blood Orange Banana Sorbet is a super simple, very healthy treat to get you in a Springtime mood! This recipe is so simple, you'll be enjoying homemade sorbet, vibrantly colored from blood oranges, in no time! (makes 1 pint)
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Ingredients
  1. 4 blood oranges, peel and pith cut away
  2. 1 over-ripe banana, frozen in chunks
  3. ½ tsp. vodka
Instructions
  1. In a high powered blender, combine the blood oranges (I use a sharp knife and cut away the outer peel and pith, then remove the thick white pith vein from the middle) and the frozen banana. Blend until smooth. Add the vodka and quickly blend in.
  2. Pour the mixture into a pint-sized ice cream container and freeze for at least 6 hours or overnight.
  3. Before serving, let the sorbet warm up on the counter for a few minutes to make it easier to scoop. Scoop, serve, enjoy!
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All Fruit Blueberry Sorbet

All Fruit Blueberry Sorbet is my super healthy solution to those “I have to have ice cream right now” situations. Just fruit (and a little splash of something special) means no sugar…and so you can pour as much chocolate sauce on top as you want! 

Blueberry Sorbet // treatswithatwist.com

Thank you for your patience! I tried to post this recipe for you yesterday, but I was caught in an ice storm in my attempt to drive back home from a weekend away…I spent the night in the half-way zone and made it home safely this morning. So now you get sorbet. I realize this may seem crazy since it is icy and snowy out, but I’m an ice cream an sorbet girl in any weather. 

Blueberry Sorbet! So, this sorbet is made from ALL fruit (ok, vodka doesn’t count). That means, no truck-loads of sugar or weird smoothing gums or whathaveyou. Just blueberries, bananas, a splash of lemon juice (to keep it bright tasting and the color from browning), and that sneaky dash of vodka to keep it creamy and scoopable. And because it is made of all fruit, feel free to douse it in chocolate sauce or warm peanut butter.

This is way more than a guilt-filled dessert. Because seriously, it’s just fruit.

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Blueberry Sorbet // treatswithatwist.com

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I think the best part is that I made it in a blender and then put it in an ice cream carton to freeze for later. You can eat it right away, but if you put it in the freezer for later, let it sit out for a couple minutes so its perfectly scoopable (the vodka helps SO much with this, so you’re not left with a brick of sorbet).

I used my Twister Jar for my Blendtec* while blending this and it made it SO creamy and smooth without me having to scrape down the sides at all. But if you don’t have a Blendtec, that’s totally fine too! Just make sure you stop and scrape down the sides of your blender a few times so the fruit gets creamy. 

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This is one of my favorite new recipes for dessert or just for getting your fruit servings in. Enjoy! 

All Fruit Blueberry Sorbet
All Fruit Blueberry Sorbet is my super healthy solution to those "I have to have ice cream right now" situations. Just fruit (and a little splash of something special) means no sugar...and so you can pour as much chocolate sauce on top as you want! (makes a scant pint)
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Ingredients
  1. 2 overripe large bananas, frozen*
  2. 1 cup frozen blueberries
  3. juice of ½ a lemon
  4. ½ tsp. vodka
Instructions
  1. Combine the bananas, blueberries and lemon juice in a high-powered blender (I used the Twister Jar of my Blendtec, but this is not necessary). Set your blender on “ice cream” and let it run the cycle; or blend on a high speed until smooth (you may need to stop the blender and scrape it down several times).
  2. When the sorbet is smooth, add the vodka and pulse a few times to distribute.
  3. Serve it right now or scoop into an ice cream container to freeze and eat later. Enjoy!
Notes
  1. *to freeze your bananas: peel and break into chunks then freeze in an airtight bag
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Healthier Valentine’s Day Treats

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and I know you have chocolate on your mind! I do too, in a BIG way! So here are my favorite Healthier Valentine’s Day Treats so you can indulge and enjoy the holiday (whether that means alone with a chick flick or with your sweetie). From breakfast to dessert, I’ve got ya covered! 

 

Dark Chocolate Red Wine Truffles

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Flourless Double Chocolate Chewy Cookies

Flourless Double Chocolate Chewy Cookies / treatswithatwist.com

 

Cocoa Maca Porridge

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Coconut Hot Chocolate 

Coconut Hot Chocolate (treatswithatwist.com)

 

 

Dark Chocolate Blended Chia Pudding 

Chocolate Blended Chia Pudding // treatswithatwist.com

 

Pistachio Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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Decadent Waffles With Strawberries and Mascarpone 

Strawberry Mascarpone Waffles // treatswithatwist.com

I know, whatever you make that day, your sweetheart is going to love it! 

xxoo 

 

My Favorite Superbowl Eats!

I’m sharing My Favorite Superbowl Eats! You can have pizza, Chex mixes, cookies and ice cream without feeling guilty or gorged-out! Hooray! Go team! 

 

The Superbowl is a holiday, for sure, in my house! In fact, my husband admitted when we started dating that I was more into the Superbowl than he was. Case in point, my enthusiasm last year.

My dad and I bet on the Superbowl every year. And its one of those things that ends up being brought up in conversation for MONTHS after the Superbowl is long forgotten. Who won George? Ugh, I hate losing.

So! I am not divulging my pick for the winner this year. That will be my own personal internal hurricane to enjoy. I WILL, however, share with you my Favorite Superbowl Eats!

It’s all about the food, right?! Salty, sweet, fatty, greasy…

Well, we can do that in the right way. I’ve got pizza, snack mix and cookies for you!

  Plantain Crust Pizza (treatswithatwist.com) #glutenfree

Plantain Crust Pizza – my plantain pizza is the BOMB. The crust is made from just two ingredients plus seasonings. Then top it how you like it! My extended family have all tested it in their own homes and continue to send me texts and pictures every time they make it! My husband loves that he can eat the entire pizza and not feel like a total pig. I love that I can eat as much of it as I want with zero guilt…and still have dessert!

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Chex mixes! Chex mix is always present at my family’s celebrations. Handful after handful, this is always a winner. I have a couple kinds for you to graze on!

1. Honey BBQ Chex Party Mix 

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 2. Honey Nut Chex Mix 

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Cookies! No Bake Halva Cookie Bites are my latest obsession. I love that I can eat a couple, feel satisfied and oh-so-happy and a sick, over sugared tummy never results. 

No Bake Halva Cookie Bites // treatswithatwist.com // #glutenfree

 

Need some ice cream to go with those cookies?! Of course you do! I’ve made ice cream in the BLENDER for you! Pistachio Chocolate Chip Coconut Milk Ice Cream (yes, dairy free!). 

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Ok! Now what are YOU making for the Superbowl?!