The sugar-free struggle is real.
Curse Lindsay Ostrom and her good ideas, like sugar-free January. Week 1 went down without a fight. No added refined sugar. No refined flours. Mikaela: 1 Chemically Refined Ingredients: 0
And then the weekend came… And I needed dessert. But after treating my body so well, I didn’t want to ruin it all with artificial crap. Therefore I give you . . . unrefined homemade cherry garcia ice cream! The perfect vanilla ice cream base, lightly sweetened with maple syrup. Load it with chunks of juicy cherries and swirls of dark chocolate??? Hurray!
I should admit that the way I made this cherry garcia recipe, there was the eensiest teensiest bit of refined sugar. I put the darkest of the dark chocolate on my freebie list, and I recently found my most favorite dark chocolate ever. 88% dark, a portion of profits go to endangered species, AND only 5 grams of sugar in half a bar. HIGHLY recommend. But if you want to be utterly impressive and completely remove every gram of refined sugar from this recipe, you can always use Enjoy Life chocolate chips or Davis chocolate chips.
I was super stoked to try out the new ice cream maker that David got me for Christmas. And it was AH-mazing! While I like to think of myself as an organized person, the freezer half of my refrigerator looks like an intense game of jenga that’s holding on thanks to a whim and a prayer. This ice cream maker has a compressor, which means that I don’t have to find space for an ice cream bowl in that embarrassing jenga mess. #win
Five minutes of prep and 40 minutes later and David and I were digging into soft serve . . .
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