Do you know what happens as we transition to summer? Time to make more ice cream! Today I made an absolutely dreamy Peach Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream! It’s buttery, fluffy, and melts in your mouth. Days are getting warmer and warmer by the second here in Southern California, and the ripest peaches are falling off the trees. I love peaches and I love ice cream, so I decided to make a magical combination of the two and it turned out amazing!
For this recipe, I chose to add a hint of lemon using Cymbiotika DHA. This is the second recipe I’ve used Cymbiotika DHA with and the first one (Strawberries & Cream Cupcakes with Lemon Zest Buttercream) turned out amazing. Not only will Cymbiotka DHA add to the flavor, but I will also be receiving my daily dose of DHA. I’ve been using Cymbiotika for a couple of months now, and I love thinking up all the recipes to pair is with. When I started this blog, my mission was to share with you make you feel-good treats and food. My favorite thing to do is make treats that are delicious up front and hide superfoods, herbs, or medicinal ingredients for added health benefits. That way you can have your ice cream and eat it too. Basically, what I am saying, is you can have dessert while getting in vital nutrients and supplements.
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To be completely transparent I decided to partner with Cymbiotika and become an affiliate. Why? Because I believe in their product, Cymbiotika, DHA. It is important to get your DHA in as an adult, or a child. I have talked about Dan and I wanting to have kids on the blog before. In order to have healthy children, I am doing everything I can to prepare myself for that day. I am doing that by healing my gut health and making sure I have all of my nutrients and levels up to par.
We don’t often hear about preparing our own bodies as women before having children, in the media. But it is SO important! DHA is one of the most important supplements you can have while thinking about a child. It’s what actually helps the child’s brain to develop in and outside the womb. As adults, it is SO good for our brains, eyes, spinal cord, digestive system, nervous system and SO much more.
DHA and Astaxanthin have been shown in clinical studies to:
- Hydrates and improves collagen
- Decrease blood pressure
- Balancing cholesterol levels and may lower the risk of heart disease
- Supports brain, and eye development in infants, children, and adults,
- Strengthens heart and lung health
- Supports muscle recovery after exercise
- Key for reproductive health, and fertility
- Acts as an internal sunscreen to protect the skin from harmful UV rays
- Prevents dementia, diabetes, gastrointestinal diseases
- Improves depression and anxiety
Cymbiotika DHA is the only plant-based DHA supplement on the market and although I eat fish, I only trust the best sources out there. The farmed fish industry and fish oil industry can be well very questionable where and how they source the fish. You won’t have to worry about the source with Cymbiotika DHA, because it’s sustainably sourced and from trusted locations.
Recreating a Classic
While I was creating the Peach Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream, I was shooting to re-create a classic peaches and cream type taste that is dairy-free, vegan, paleo and keto. I love the taste combination of the sweetness of the peaches and the balancing of the cream. It’s hard to find a better combination! However, it IS hard to find one that’s dairy-free, vegan, paleo and keto. I decided to use green leaf stevia as the sweetener to make it as sugar-free as possible. If you are going paleo, you can use maple syrup. When choosing a sweetener, I’d recommend just a hint, since it’s already sweetened by the peaches.
Making the Ice Cream Base
For the cream part, I used my go-to base of coconut milk and coconut cream. I found out the one to one ratio between coconut milk and coconut cream works absolutely perfect for a dairy-free ice cream base. You get a super smooth, creamy ice cream that melts in your mouth. Adding the Cymbiotika DHA gave a subtle sweet lemon taste which added an entirely new dimension. It made the Peach Vanilla Coconut Ice Cream a little more buttery and smooth.
I am super happy with the way this recipe turned out and see it being a staple in our summer snacks. The deliciousness along with the benefits from Cymbiotika DHA make this the perfect summer dessert. Overall, I’d chalk this recipe up as a huge success and would love to try and experiment more with this recipe. Next time, I’m thinking of fermenting the cream to make a yogurt flavor and more of a frozen yogurt. More magic coming soon!
- In a blender add in all of the ingredients (except for the Cymbiotika DHA).
- Once blended smoothly place in the refrigerator to cool for 1-2 hours.
- Pour the mixture into a ready to go ice cream maker until fully frozen.
- If you don’t have an ice cream maker, use a bread pan lined with parchment paper, and place in the freezer overnight.
- Take out the pan out 30-60 minutes before enjoying.
- Scoop out and enjoy!