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Monday, September 6, 2010

Strawberry & Coconut Milk Ice Cream

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one of the things that i've noticed about myself lately is that i've been careless. i am careless with my appearance, i rarely blow dry my hair (or even comb it!) and for a stretch of time, didn't bother with make up; not even for work and social outings. and my relationships? i fear that i've been careless in that aspect, too. i am not present when i am speaking with friends, my responses more like afterthoughts, than well-meaning and heartfelt; robotic and obligatory. i am curt and tho i've always been direct, lately, it's been a little too direct, a little too mean-tongued. this is awful of me. i shouldn't be so careless with other people's feelings, of their time or of their investment in me. i really should label these past hot months as the Summer of Carelessness -- where i abandoned decorum, appearances and essentially ran the risk of being abandoned.

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this ice cream flavor is more traditional than the flavors i've played with this summer, and in line with my tummy restrictions, i used coconut milk. and as usual, i was careless with the exact measurements, and in fact, this is not custard based. i was feeling lazy, i had a container of overly ripe strawberries and damnit, the summer is ending (and along with it, my carelessness, hopefully) and i'm not ready to put away my ice cream maker.

Strawberry & Coconut Milk Ice Cream

1 can of coconut milk
container of strawberries, rough chopped, i like it chunky
organic sugar, i did not measure but if i had to hazard a guess, i'd say it was about 2 heaping TBL

mix everything in a bowl. leave in fridge until well chilled. throw into ice cream machine and make according to machine specs.

that's it.

hope you had a great Labor Day weekend.

recently finished: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest by Stieg Larrson (it only took me 4 months!)

3 comments:

  1. this looks amazing! I love strawberry ice cream, but like how you added a twist!

    www.clearlyclaireblog.blogspot.com

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  2. I finally put makeup on for the first time in a long time today ... fall is in the air and it's making me pay attention to my personal appearance. :-p

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  3. claire,
    you know, i wasn't always a fan of strawberry ice cream as a kid but now? i'm all about it! the coconut milk is a lovely background to it all and a great alternative to using cream or milk. thanks for stopping by!

    Shelley,
    oh autumn... but i do enjoy the fiery oranges and red and browns the season brings!

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