Friday, September 28, 2012

Dairy-Free Java Frosty (scd, paleo, vegan, Vitamix)

Nearly every morning my husband makes coffee. And nearly every morning there is just enough left in the bottom of the carafe for about 1/2 cup that gets wasted. Wasted, that is, until I decided to pour this excess into some old-fashioned ice cube trays. That's right, I still have those clunky plastic things. Anyways, so these coffee ice cubes have been accumulating in my freezer, waiting for an idea. Then, it suddenly came to me- java frosty. With some extra coconut milk in my fridge, there was little more that was needed. This is one of the simplest recipes you can make, completely guilt-free. The taste? Amazing. If Wendy's sold a coffee flavored version of a frosty this would be the secret recipe. Perfect for those with food allergies, but even for those sans-allergies, you'll never know it's dairy and sugar-free.

2 cups frozen coffee ice cubes
1 1/2 cups coconut milk
1/2 cup shredded unsweetened coconut flakes
5 dates, pitted

Throw all of the above ingredients into a Vitamix high performance blender. Blend on high until thick but well pureed, about 2 minutes. You will need to use the tamper to push everything into the blades. Voila, that was easy. Enjoy by the spoonful or through a swirly straw.

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