This Paleo Almond Butter Molasses Ice Cream is smooth, rich, and so delicious! Dairy free and naturally sweetened- you can feel good about eating a bowl of this for dessert.
I recently had someone comment on one of my recipes with molasses saying they thought it wasn't paleo. That could not be more untrue! Blackstrap Molasses is not only a natural sweetener, is is packed with vitamins and minerals and is very low in sugar. I love this article by The Paleo Mom that talks about how Blackstrap Molasses is the sugar you can love! She points out that it's not only "okay" but actually a nutrient dense food! So feel good about recipes that call for it 🙂
It's been hot here in Michigan so I figured it was time to get my ice cream maker out. This almond butter molasses ice cream definitely did not disappoint! It is so creamy and perfectly sweet. You will love it!
It is easy to make and one step I don't recommend skipping is the gelatin. It may seem like an unlikely ingredient in ice cream, but it really helps keep it smooth and not icy. I only let this sit out for 5 minutes before I scooped it and that's all it needed. The coconut cream is another ingredient that keeps it creamy. I find it at Trader Joes and Whole Foods, but if you can't find it then you can use 2 cans of full fat coconut milk, using just the top thick part.
The flavor combination is perfect! Almond butter and molasses go so great together. The molasses flavor is definitely there, but not overpowering. Even if you don't think you like molasses I recommend you try this ice cream! It might just change your mind 🙂
When you make it you can eat it right after churning and it will be the consistency of soft serve, or scoop in into a loaf pan and let set in the freezer for a more scoop-able treat. This is a pretty small batch so feel free to double it.
You will love this ice cream because it is naturally sweetened, dairy free, but tastes just as good as the traditional kind.
Paleo Almond Butter Molasses Ice Cream
- Before you begin, make sure ice cream bowl has been freezing for at least 24 hours.
- In a small sauce pan, add the coconut cream, maple syrup and molasses. Whisk until smooth. Sprinkle the gelatin on top and let bloom for about 5 minutes.
- Whisk the gelatin in, add in the almond butter and salt and turn the heat to medium. Heat until warmed through, but not boiling. Turn off heat and add vanilla.
- Pour into a container and refrigerate until cool- 4 hours to overnight.
- Pour the cooled mixture in your ice cream maker and follow manufactures direction on churning. Mine took about 15 minutes.
- Eat ice cream immediately for the consistency of soft serve, or scoop it into a loaf pan and freeze for a more solid ice cream.
- Remove from the freezer 5 minutes before scooping to let it soften.