Caitlin's Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream with Kiwi and Almonds.

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Its Wednesday! and the day to bring to you another one of my favorite bloggers. If you are looking for a the cutest person on the planet, look no further.. I bring you Caitlin - The Vegan Chickpea. Caitlin has the sweetest stories on her posts, clean, healthy and delicious food that is simple and accessible. Caitlin and her husband both eat a vegan and gluten-free diet and through her blog you can follow their journey and see that they dont miss anything. I mean look at all those delicious Icecream(PB and chocolate) Cakes(Vanilla choc chip), those Cupcakes(Blueberry Chocolate) and the burrito casserole! Also, read about how she cured herself and her husband with food here.

Caitlin's Vanilla Chocolate Ice cream Cake topped with valentines day chocolates below.

And today Caitlin brings another fantastic Ice cream.. Vanilla Ice cream filled with fresh Kiwi, toasted almonds and shredded coconut.. mmmm..

Thank you for the guest post Caitlin!

You can also find Caitlin on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.

... Now over to Caitlin....

My husband Dayv’s family is really into giving food-type presents for birthdays and holidays. When we first started dating(10 years ago), he would often receive cookies and creamed corn(yes, you read that right) on such occasions. Well, times and diets have changed, and now he receives food such as Dandies, gluten-free cookie mix, and black bean spaghetti on special occasions.

About a month ago, my in-laws and younger sisters-in-law came over to celebrate Dayv’s birthday. As always, my mother-in-law came bearing birthday present food. This time, it was a giant bag of kiwis. We both thanked them for the thoughtfulness of the gift, as one of Dayv’s favorite fruits has always been kiwis. In the back of my mind I thought, How are we going to consume all of these?

After a little brainstorming, I realized that kiwi would make a nice addition to the homemade ice cream I make every week. Adding toasted coconut and almonds, the ice cream came out lightly sweet with warm, comforting flavors. It’s the perfect dessert to use up all of those leftover kiwis from the winter season!

Happy first day of spring, everyone! And a big thank you to Richa for having me.Heart

Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream with Kiwi and Almonds
Allergen Information: Dairy-free, egg-free, corn-free, soy-free, oil-free, gluten-free

2 cans of light coconut milk
¾ c vegan sugar
2 tsp vanilla extract
5 kiwi, peeled and diced, discarding the white section in the middle
½ c raw almonds, cut in half
¼ c shredded coconut

In a medium pot over medium heat, combine coconut milk and sugar. Whisk until sugar granules have completely melted. Remove from heat, stir in vanilla, and pour into container, preferably with a spout.
Allow to cool on the counter for about a half hour and then transfer to refrigerator until chilled(about 4 hours).
Preheat oven to 300. Spread almonds out on a parchment covered baking sheet and bake for 20
minutes. During the last five minutes, add coconut to the baking sheet to lightly toast.
When ice cream mixture is chilled, process in ice cream maker according to instructions. During the
last five minutes, add in almonds and coconut. Transfer ice cream to freezer safe container and fold in kiwi. Freeze for about 4 hours. Enjoy!

This creamy goodness is being shared at Allergy Free Wednesdays. Ricki's wellness weekend


  1. you are the sweetest, richa! thank you for such a kind introduction, and of course for having me! xoxoxoxoxoxoxo!

    1. xoxoxooxo back! i want one of your ice cream cakes for my birthday.. one of the coming years.!:)

  2. I am very happy to "meet" Caitlin - but part of me wishes I hadn't! I'm going to want to make each and every one of her amazing sweets! Starting w/ that ice cream cake...

    1. :D i know right.. those ice cream cakes are insane! that is how all birthdays should be celebrated!

  3. Wow - can just imagine the flavour of the coconut, kiwi and almonds... I don't make ice cream much nowadays but I'll be giving this vegan recipe a go - thanks for posting :)

  4. What a cool combination! I would never have thought to put kiwi in ice cream, but that's really creative.

  5. looks great and yumm

  6. Now that's a unique ice cream flavor! I do have a coconut-kiwi pie going into my upcoming book, so I can easily imagine it though. Sounds like a winner!

  7. Coconut and kiwi is an awesome combination Caitlin! What a great idea!!! :)

  8. What a lovely combi of an ice cream.

  9. I never in a million years would've thought to put kiwi in ice cream. When I have a kiwi overflow, they just end up in smoothies or salads. Ice cream is even better, though!

    And that Caitlin- her ice cream recipes are the main reason I plan on buying an ice cream maker when the weather warms up! :-)

  10. This makes a fantastic chance! I never had kiwi ice cream! Definitely have to try it :) Great inspiration!

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  14. I heart coconut ice cream. It's so realistic texture wise it's crazy! Loving the flavor combo in this one!

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  17. Lovely guest post and lovely ice cream!


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