Oh! I can't call it Ice Cream...Dairy Free CLEAN frozen dessert!
This was so simple that anyone dairy free who loves ice cream should give it a try. I used my cuisinart ice cream maker to give it more air. I got the idea during a hot night while I was think of what to do with all the gluten free oats I had left over from an event.
The idea hit me like a snow ball. Soak the oats, stain off the water, add sugar and pour into ice-cream maker.
I decided to make my own oat flour by grinding my gluten free oats into an oat flour, but it is just as easy to buy oat flour.
To make your own oat flour, grind Gluten Free Oats in blender, grinder or nutribullet until it is a powder. I suggest blending it at least 3 times to get it the oats to a fine flour like consistency.
pour boiling water into oat flour and sugar, add vanilla. Stir and let sit for 3 minutes.
Next get out your electric egg beaters
beat for 2 minutes and then let sit for 5 minutes.
Here is a step I missed... to make this non dairy frozen dessert a little bit creamier, strain the mixture through a sieve.
Next pour into ice cream maker, turn on and wait 30 minutes
The kids said it tasted like frozen oatmeal, but it definitely had an ice-cream consistency and they each devoured 2 bowls. I'm pretty sure this recipe will be a win win for anyone looking for allergy friendly non dairy ice cream.
I think I will be a bit more creative next time and add some inclusions like chocolate chips, frozen blueberries, cinnamon, or caramel.
If you eat this frozen dessert right out of the ice-cream maker it will be the consistency of a very soft soft serve or thick milk shake. I wanted it to be a bit harder and stuck it in the freezer for 2 hours before serving it to the kids.
You know it's good when you don't have to cover up taste with chocolate syrup!
Here's the recipe...Adapted from Cast Iron Vegan blog:
2 cups oat flour
1 cup raw sugar
3 cups boiling water
1 tsp pure vanilla extract