Collagen powders are trending! Experts recommend adding them to everything from lattes and smoothies to soups and stir fries for their nutrition and health benefits. With summer heat here, let’s take this powerful protein to the ice cream bowl. It’s more than possible to make rich, dairy-free ice cream without dumping in sugar or additives! Here’s the scoop: use cashews, coconut milk and Garden of Life collagen powder. Simply blend and freeze, and then dive into a feel-good treat that cools you off and gets you glowing.
Non-Dairy Coconut Collagen Ice Cream
- 2 cups cashews soaked in water for 20 minutes, rinsed and drained
- 1 can full-fat coconut milk
- 2 scoops Garden of Life Grass Fed Collagen Protein - Vanilla
- ½ cup maple syrup
- 1 tsp. coconut flavor or vanilla extract
Optional: ¾ cup shredded coconut flakes
Optional toppings: chocolate chips, walnuts, strawberries, sprinkles
In high speed blender or food processor, add coconut milk, maple syrup, coconut or vanilla extract, cashews and collagen powder; blend until smooth.
Pour in mixture into loaf pan; freeze for at least 4 hours.
For optional toasted coconut topping, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line cookie sheet with aluminum foil or parchment paper and add coconut flakes, spreading evenly. Toast for 6-8 minutes, until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
Set out ice cream 10 minutes before scooping. Sprinkle on toasted coconut and other toppings of choice.