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{Today I would like to give a warm welcome Tyler, author of The Primitive Homemaker. She creates some delicious autoimmune friendly recipes on her site and today, she shares her recipe for this amazing ice cream, made with one of my favorite adaptogens, Holy Basil! ~Jessica}

Spring is finally upon us, and I am so excited to start experimenting with ice-cream recipes.

Actually.. who am I kidding? I was making ice-cream in December!

After beginning my primal journey, I thought I’d never have ice cream again. But, to my surprise, I found tons of helpful recipes and it was actually a breeze to make. Needless to say, I don’t miss “conventional” ice-cream at all and this stuff tastes like the real deal!

If you’ve never made ice-cream with coconut milk, you are in for a real treat. Coconut milk makes some of the creamiest, richest ice cream ever! And if you like unique, this recipe has you covered.

I combined my love for Tulsi with my love of coconut milk and the end product rocked my taste bud’s socks off. I start every day with a hot cup of Tulsi tea (it is one of my favorite flavors on Earth) and then transformed it into this rich, decadent ice cream.

Tulsi (also referred to as Holy Basil) has been used for hundreds of years in India to treat an array of illnesses. One of the main reasons I drink Holy Basil tea, is because it is an adaptogen and it helps support my body’s overall health and function. In today’s world, everyone is stressed and I am no different. I know my adrenals could use a little help and Tulsi is one way I help them out.

Holy Basil is a great herb for supporting overall health and wellness. Jessica wrote a great post about holy basil that I encourage you to read here.

For more information about adaptogens and how they help our bodies, check out Jessica’s great article on Adaptogens: Herbs for Vitality.

Intimidated by the thought of making your own ice cream at home? Don’t be! It’s so easy and here are 5 Tips for Perfect Homemade Ice Cream. My passion for homemade ice cream and frozen treats is exactly why I wrote my eBook, The Splendid Scoop. You can learn more about that book here, or read on down to the bottom of this article.

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Coconut Tulsi Ice Cream (dairy free, autoimmune paleo)

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes

If you’ve never made ice cream with coconut milk, you are in for a real treat. Coconut milk makes some of the creamiest, richest ice cream ever! And if you like unique, this recipe has you covered.



  1. NOTE: Begin by making the coconut milk. If you would like to use coconut milk from a can, you won't get the added benefits of the Tulsi, but the recipe will still work fine. To use canned coconut milk, ignore the water and shredded coconut, and just use 2 cans of organic coconut milk instead. You will also skip the first three steps.
  2. In a large pot, heat water and tulsi to a boil. Simmer on medium for about 5 minutes.
  3. Add shredded coconut and (strained) tea to a blender. Blend for about 5 minutes.
  4. Using a nut milk back, or a very fine mesh strainer, strain the coconut milk into a large mixing bowl. You may save your pulp to make coconut flour!
  5. While your milk is cooling, steam dates over boiling water for about 5-7 minutes to dehydrate them- unless your dates are very soft and fresh.
  6. Add coconut milk, softened dates, gelatin, and salt to the blender, and blend until completely pureed. If you are choosing to use an alcohol to keep the ice cream soft in the freezer, you should also add it to the blender as well. If your blender cannot hold 4 cups of liquid, simply blend half of the milk with the other ingredients, and add back to the remaining coconut and combine.
  7. Add mixture to ice cream maker, and follow the machine's instructions. I use this ice cream maker, and it only takes about 20 minutes!
  8. Store in the freezer in an airtight container. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 280Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 126mgCarbohydrates: 42gFiber: 6gSugar: 31gProtein: 6g

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Want to Learn How to Make Your Own Ice Cream Perfection At Home?

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When the weather gets warm, nothing is more delicious than a bowl of cold ice cream or a delicious frozen treat. But, when you’re on a restricted diet, finding treats that are suitable for your needs can be tricky. Plus, what happens when you want to make ice cream, but don’t own an ice cream maker? Can you still make tasty treats without all the special equipment?

Yes! You can!

That is why I created The Splendid Scoop and Other Frozen Treats eBook! I, myself, am on a restricted diet for health reasons and when the weather starts warming up over 65 F, I start to get cranky. ? I am definitely a cool weather gal and one way to keep me sane and satisfied during the height of summer is knowing that I can make something delicious, at home, using healthy ingredients that fit my lifestyle.

All of the recipes in this book are dairy, grain, and gluten free. They can easily be modified for the autoimmune protocol as well, making them extra special for those on super restricted diets.

In The Splendid Scoop and Other Frozen Treats eBook, You Will Learn:

  • Why making your own ice cream and frozen treats at home is better than buying them at the store (even the organic ones!).
  • Tips and tricks for homemade ice cream success.
  • How to make ice cream without an ice cream maker (it’s easier than you think!).
  • Delicious dairy-free recipes the whole family will love (recipes are also gluten and free and can easily be adapted for the autoimmune protocol as well).
  • Extensive resource suggestions for real food, wellness, and beyond.

Don’t let another summer or special occasion pass you by. No longer will you have to watch your friends and family indulge on their favorite frozen treats while you sit on the sidelines due to your dietary restrictions.

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