Coconut Milk Key Lime Ice Cream | Popcorn & Chocolate

Vegan Key Lime Pie Ice Cream

Vegan Key Lime Pie Ice Cream | Popcorn & ChocolateAs the weather gets warmer, all I want to eat is ice cream. Every single day. All day long. I have one of those problems where if I don’t buy ice cream then I’m fine and I wont really want it, but once it’s in the freezer, I can’t stop thinking about it and I must eat it. I have to. It calls out to me from the depth of the freezer, begging to be eaten. And I just cannot say no to that.5 Ingredient Ice Cream | Popcorn & Chocolate Especially this ice cream. This ice cream right here is so refreshing and tastes exactly like key lime pie. I can’t get enough of it. Plus it has a secret ingredient that is too good to pass up: Oreo’s! Golden vanilla Oreo’s are crumbled through the ice cream to mimic the beloved pie crust in key lime pie.Key Lime Pie Ice Cream with Oreo's | Popcorn & ChocolatePlus, plus it is super easy to make and only uses 6 ingredients. That sounds like a winning combination for ice cream to me. So what will you need? Read below to find out!

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Ingredients:

  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • coconut sugar
  • juice from 4 key limes
  • vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Golden Oreo’s

Directions:

  1. In a small saucepan over low to medium heat, combine the first 5 ingredients. Stir occasionally to combine.
  2. Let the mixture cool for a couple of minutes and then pour into an ice cream maker. Make sure that the bowl of your ice cream maker has been in the freezer for several hours beforehand.
  3. Once the mixture turns thick, you can crush the Golden Oreo’s and sprinkle in as it continues to churn for a couple of minutes.
  4. Store in the freezer to let harden or enjoy straight away! Note: it takes a couple of minutes to thaw, so if you are planning on serving it later, just leave an extra 5 minutes for it to thaw!

 

IMG_0687Mmmm what ice cream is easier than that? Six ingredients, all vegan, and even a bit healthy by subbing in coconut milk and sugar for regular milk and sugar. That’s my kind of dessert. Go ahead and give this 6 ingredient vegan ice cream a whirl and tell us what you think.

Coconut Milk Key Lime Ice Cream | Popcorn & Chocolate

Key Lime Pie Ice Cream Recipe | Popcorn & Chocolate

Comment below what your favorite flavor of ice cream is! Mine is probably Oreo ice cream if you hadn’t caught on to that by now… 🙂

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Follow Us Around: Portland, Oregon

Hello! Sorry for not posting last week. We were away traveling, and once we came back, we both got hit with a bad cold, which rendered us to the couch to binge watch Making A Murderer. We couldn’t watch anything too funny least you wanted us to both end up on the floor in a coughing fit. It was quite the sight. But thankfully, except for the occasional coughing fit and voice crack, we are better now and excited to share with you our vacation pictures! We are thinking about moving out west and decided we should probably go and visit before we commit to anything. We went to Portland and Eugene, Oregon and then to San Francisco. It was a blast! So different from being in Boston, that’s for sure. Here is a little travel summary of what we did in Portland. Hope you enjoy!

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A quick stop to Voodoo Doughnut and then on to Powell’s Books. After getting lost a couple of times in Powell’s we walked along the waterfront where we were finally greeted by the sun. IMG_4979Portland Travels | Popcorn & ChocolateIMG_4982IMG_4985

Day 2, or the day where we saw how many layers we could wear before turning into the Michelin Tire man, started out by walking around Mt. Tabor.

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Rose in our little rental car!

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Lunch at Blossoming Lotus where we shared the most delicious vegan nachos

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After lunch we wandered around Mississippi until we ended up in a cute tea shop where we proceeded to stay and wait out the rain for the rest of the day working on a puzzle book together. For dinner we met up with Rose’s aunt and cousins at The Sudra. That place had amazing food and I would highly recommend it to anyone planning on going to Portland! Day 3 started out with us heading back to Washington Park and going to the Japanese Gardens.

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My view most of the trip

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Umbrella selfies

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After the Japanese gardens we headed to the Chinese gardens, which weren’t as exciting but still fun to walk through. Afterwards we ended up in another tea shop and had the most amazing matcha latte.

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We ended our Portland trip on a sweet note with ice cream from Salt & Straw, also a highly recommended place to go to if you are visiting!

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That was our trip to Portland! Hope you enjoyed seeing what we got up to. Check back to see the rest of trip to Eugene and then San Fran!

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Grapefruit Green Smoothie

Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Popcorn & ChocolateRose and I sometimes like to play this hypothetical game where we choose a color and then list the types of food we would be able to eat if we could only eat foods that color. For example if the color was red you could eat red apples, strawberries, red peppers, tomato sauce, etc. etc. It’s rather fun and addicting although sometimes the yummiest colored food don’t lend well to a very healthy spectrum of foods (i.e. brown for nut butters and chocolate except what fruit or veg is brown..? Potatoes? lots and lots of potatoes).Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Popcorn & ChocolateGreen would be pretty nice to have because you would get some leaves, avocado, green apples, Brussels sprouts, pesto… lots of fresh foods, although sweets would be difficult to come by (Avocado pudding??). Although, now that I think of it if you like green apple flavored things you would be able to have those lollipops and hard candies. Green apple was my go to flavor for candy – especially with jolly ranchers, so I would be pretty smitten.Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Popcorn & ChocolateAnd if you chose green you would get to drink green smoothies, like this refreshing grapefruit green smoothie we have here. I mean just look at that lovely shade of green – doesn’t it make you so thirsty? There is something so refreshing about a green smoothie, especially after a workout – I can just feel the health benefits running through me. Sometimes I wonder if I’m too healthy at times… then I go eat chocolate and forget what I’m thinking about.Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Popcorn & ChocolateAnyways, back to green foods, in particular this green smoothie. It has spinach, grapefruit (yum!!), some banana and some mango and some coconut water and that’s it! Grapefruits are fast going out of season so I wanted to take advantage of them while I can, so I’ve started adding grapefruit juice to my smoothies. It adds a nice twist to the whole smoothie, and I wonder why I’ve haven’t been doing this all winter.Grapefruit Green Smoothie | Popcorn & ChocolateGrapefruit Green SmoothieRecipe_GrapefruitGreenSmoothie_P&C

Simple as simple can be. I guess I could do pretty well if I only had to eat/drink green foods…

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What color of food would you chose if you could only eat one color of food?

What We Ate 8/2/15 – 8/8/15

Hello my friends! This past week has been pretty low-key for us; nothing too exciting going on now. We were back in Cape Cod the previous weekend and are headed to New Hampshire to visit my family this upcoming weekend. It has been a busy summer but a great one so far! I can’t believe it is already August and stores are putting out all their back to school stuff. I also can’t believe I haven’t been in the back to school rush for 2 years now. These years after graduation really fly by! At least we have good food to enjoy them!

Egg dinner

Sunday: Breakfast for dinner. We had just driven home and didn’t want to spend a lot of time in the kitchen cooking up dinner so we threw together some scrambled eggs and steamed veggies. I always love eggs for dinner for something quick and easy.

Vegan creamy pasta with veggies

Monday: Easy Vegan Alfredo by the Minimalist Baker. We were craving some cheesy pasta but since Rose has recently decided she thinks she is lactose intolerant we skipped the cheese and made a vegan alfredo instead. The recipe was good and we of course added some veggies to ours because that’s what we love to do!

Vegetables

Spring rolls

Spring roll

Tuesday: Spring Rolls with Carrot-Ginger Dipping Sauce from Martha Stewart. We tried a new spring roll recipe and this one did not disappoint! Something about the summer just makes me want fresh raw veggies. The carrot-ginger sauce was messy but oh so good.

Wednesday: Leftover pasta!

sweet potato falafel

Thursday: Sweet Potato Falafel Pitas from Sweat Peas and Saffron. These falafels came out so well. I love sweet potatoes in pretty much anything so I was dying to try this recipe and I’m so glad we did. It was delicious and we now have plenty of leftover falafels for the week!

Friday: Leftover falafels- yum yum!

Zucchini bread pancakes

Saturday: Vegan Zucchini Bread Pancakes by The Vegan and The Chef. Apparently breakfast for dinner was the theme for this week because we couldn’t resist making these scrumptious pancakes after I saw the recipe online. I know zucchini pancakes might sound a bit odd but you must try these they are so delicious! Caroline also has a beet pancake recipe that we are going to try next.

What We Ate 5/10/15 – 5/17/15

Hello! We are currently sitting at my sitting at my family’s kitchen table in New Hampshire enjoying some yummy grilled dinners and much laughter. We decided to bump up to my house for the weekend to say hello to my parents and unload some of my stuff before we move in a few weeks (eek!) I don’t think we have mentioned this before, but we are planning to move apartments just within Boston. We are excited for the move but also a bit scared and are franticly trying to pack up what we can now and ship it off to our parents house. We aren’t even moving very far but we have so much furniture and clothes and pots and pans to pack up; oh the joys of moving! Because we are so enthralled in our packing we haven’t been the greatest about updating you. So here is our typical what we ate in the past week so you can keep tabs on us!

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Sunday: Thai Summer Rolls with Peanut Sauce from Pinch of Yum. These were soooo good. Love Lindsay; you really can’t go wrong with her recipes. We will definitely be making these again (and probably soon because we have leftover rice paper)!

vegetable curry

Monday: Curry Stew from Cooking Light. This came out so well. We were kind of hesitant to make it, but are so glad that we did because it was positively delicious.

cauliflower mac and cheese

Tuesday: Mac & cheese with cauliflower and Brussel sprouts. Rose cooked up this delicious meal for us and it came out excellent. She sort of followed along with this recipe from That Was Vegan?, but as we like to add in more veggies we did that and used less cheese. It was super super yummy!!

rice bowl

Wednesday: Rice and lentil bowl with carrots, broccoli, and Brussel sprouts. We were sort of going off a recipe in this months Vegetarian Times magazine for this meal but ended up changing things up a bit. We used their lemon dijon dressing to top it all. It came out pretty well!

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Thursday: Leftover pasta and a side salad. Yum, still good! Gotta have some spinach to go with our pasta.

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Friday: Grilled chicken and veggies! We drove home to NH for this day and since it was so nice out we decided to have my mom fire up the grill and grill us some chicken that was marinated in BBQ sauce. We also sliced some zucchini, peppers, and pineapple and threw that on the grill as well. Oh how I love grilling in the summer!

turkey burgers and fries

Saturday: Grilled turkey burgers with corn, watermelon, and sweet potato fries. Another delicious and easy grilled meal from home.