If I am having a treat or a cheat meal, ice cream is always at the top of the list. And now a days we are blessed with more than just strawberry, chocolate, and vanilla. What is even better is the dairy-free alternatives like coconut milk ice cream for all those lactose intolerant individuals (me included...sometimes:)).
There is also probably another side to the story. When I eat ice cream I kinda tend to EAT ICE CREAM! No half a cup for me. When I am having the this melt in your mouth goodness I really go for it.
It is usually over the top, I usually feel like crap after, but I just can't help myself. I am a fat kid at heart. Don't believe ask anyone who has seen me eat a "few" desserts. Hence why I tend to incorporate an ice cream take over into my life once a month at best.
So with that being said you can see that when a gallon of real dairy ice cream gets eaten my stomach gets a little upset:) However when I do the same with a coconut milk ice cream I seem to skip the keeled over, on your knees, bloated feeling that sometimes comes from the "good" stuff.
Maybe "good" stuff is the wrong word? You can get amazing coconut milk ice cream. Sometimes I truly prefer it. Not just the "post-game recovery" but the actual taste and texture. But don't take my word for it, give it a try!
1. Village Ice Cream - Coconut
Now this isn't coconut milk ice cream it is in fact the kind that comes from our "mooing" companions. It isn't very sweet and they put in real coconut pieces...oh man! Village Ice Cream is a local shop here in Calgary so I am sorry to all of you out of town readers. You will just have to trust me on this one!
2. Screamin' Brothers Coconut Milk Ice Cream - Mint Chocolate
One difference in coconut milk ice cream when compared to dairy ice cream is that it isn't as smooth. It has an icier texture to it. Well this stuff comes pretty close to real stuff.
If you are looking for a healthier alternative to traditional ice cream, coconut milk ice cream is the way to go. And if you want the best, get this stuff!
3. Cookie Dough
4. Uno Gelato
First of all they have some awesome flavours. Can't decide? Get Lilikoi!!
Lilikoi is a passionfruit in Maui and it is AMAZING! You eat the seeds kind of like a pomegranate. It is so unique and refreshing. I can't really explain it you just have to try it for yourself.
Second, the gelato is so smooth and creamy which is one of my criticisms of a bad gelato. Sounds like an extra reason to go back to Maui!
5. Good ol' Vanilla Bean
Vanilla bean ice cream is so natural and simple it shouldn't be forgotten about amongst the million and one flavours out there today.
The best...sorry out of town'ers...got to go with Village Ice Cream again!
What are your favourite flavours? Perhaps I will give them a try? That is unless they have coconut!
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