If you love eating cereal and getting to that point where half is soft and half is still crunchy, you’re going to dig this ice cream.
It’s a perfect marriage between breakfast and dessert (my two favorite meals of the day). I can’t claim that this is a, “Surprise! It’s actually healthy!” recipe, but everything in moderation, right? It also beats the sugar content and huge list of hard-to-pronounce ingredients found in many store-bought ice creams.
Enjoy being transported back to happy childhood memories of eating cereal and reading the comics on Saturday morning!
Milk and Cereal Coconut Ice Cream
Servings: About 5 cups of ice cream
- 1 can (14oz) organic light coconut milk
- 1 can (14oz) coconut cream, solid part only (drain and reserve the liquid for other recipes)
- 1/4 cup coconut sugar
- 2 TBL corn starch
- 1 cup of your favorite cereal, divided
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 1/4 tsp almond extract
- If you have an ice cream maker with a freezer bowl, make sure the bowl has been in the freezer for at least 12 hours*
- Add the corn starch to a large bowl, and gradually whisk in the coconut milk. Add the milk slowly to avoid getting lumps
- Stir in the remaining ingredients except half of the cereal. Whisk well
- Refrigerate the mixture for 30 minutes, letting the cereal absorb some of the liquid
- Transfer the mixture to your ice cream maker, and follow the manufacturer’s instructions to make the ice cream. In the last 2 minutes, pour in the remaining cereal
- Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-safe container and freeze until ready to serve
- Let thaw at room temperature for 20-30 minutes before serving to achieve a soft, creamy consistency
*I tested this recipe using an ice cream maker, but if you don’t have one you can try skipping step 5. Instead, add the remaining cereal to the mixture after step 4 and immediately transfer it to the freezer (in a freezer-safe container). I haven’t tested this method, so I can’t attest to the final product.
Note: If you only want crunchy cereal in your ice cream, don’t add any cereal to the mixture during step 3. Just add the cereal at the end of step 5.