This post is sponsored by Almond Breeze Almondmilk.
If you follow me on Instagram you probably know that we had a potluck last weekend with several of my coworkers. There was so much great food, but the thing that Joe and I have been continuing to love this week is this beauty.
Through the Blue Diamond Tastemakers program I had the opportunity to try Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk Original this month. As soon as it arrived in the mail, I knew I wanted to finally break out the ice cream maker I got for Christmas and give it a test drive.
Ever the optimist I decided to wing the recipe because there’s nothing like the pressure of people coming over to kick my creativity into gear.
Thinking about the flavors I wanted to add to the coconut, I immediately thought of one of my favorite candy bars, Almond Joy. I’ve met people who don’t like them and I still don’t understand it, so I figured it was probably a safe bet.
I also realized that because coconut has a naturally high fat content, it would work great in the ice cream maker along with some Unsweetened Original Almondmilk and some sweetened condensed milk, that way the ice cream could thicken up and all the sweetness wouldn’t be overpowering.
So I gathered up the additional ingredients I needed for the recipe that was brewing in my head and got to work.
I was a nervous wreck as the ice cream maker did its thing because I wasn’t sure it would thicken up, but it turned out great! The ice cream was still a little like milkshake consistency when it finished, so I popped it in the freezer to await our guests.
It was a hit! The coconut flavors come through and the milk chocolate chips and sliced almonds I added at the end were just right to make it taste like an Almond Joy. Plus the recipe made plenty for our guests and to have leftovers for the week (there’s nothing like ice cream at the end of a hard day, am I right?).
Don’t just take my word for it though, you have to try it! Check out the recipe below and share with me after you give it a go. I can’t wait to hear what you think.
Almond Joy Ice Cream featuring Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk
1 quart of Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk Original Coconutmilk
2 cans (14 oz each) of sweetened condensed milk (any brand)
2 cups of Unsweetened Almond Breeze Original Almondmilk
1 Tbsp. vanilla
1 12 oz. bag of milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup sliced almonds (more to taste)
Combine the first four ingredients and mix according to your ice cream maker instructions. Once ice cream has finished, mix in chocolate chips and almonds. Serve immediately or freeze until time to serve.
It’s that easy! Who knew? Next time I might add some unsweetened coconut flakes, but for the most part I think this recipe is perfect.
What’s your favorite way to use Unsweetened Almond Breeze Almondmilk Coconutmilk?