No-Churn Dairy-Free Coconut Oreo Ice Cream
Ice cream is my weakness! Honestly, I would eat a whole carton by myself every day if I thought I could get away with it. Unfortunately, with Caleb’s dairy intolerance, I feel horrible eating ice cream in front of him since I can’t let him have a bite. We don’t always have dairy free ice cream on hand for me to give him so that’s not an option either. That stuff is pricey! Thankfully Caleb goes to bed at eight and I can have all the ice cream I want after he’s in bed. (Except now I’m working on losing the baby weight so I can’t even do that as often as I’d like!)
This summer I decided I may as well figure out how to make ice cream on my own so I could make a treat Caleb could enjoy with me. You guys, I never realized how simple it was to make ice cream – even without an ice cream maker! Why do I ever buy my ice cream from the store?
Caleb is the sweetest little guy who knows that dairy hurts his stomach. If he gets a little cheese or anything creamy in a dish he’ll point it out to me and say, “Mama, ow.” It breaks my heart that it took us long enough to get him diagnosed that he knows how bad dairy makes him feel; but it also makes me relieved that he’s already able to advocate for himself and make sure he’s keeping himself healthy.
When I handed my little man a bowl of ice cream he looked at me so confused and said, “Mama, ow?” I happily was able to tell him “No, buddy, this isn’t dairy and won’t hurt your belly.” My precious boy got the biggest grin on his face and happily dug into the ice cream. Nate then came outside to join us and Caleb, face covered in the sweet, creamy goodness, sweetly told him, “No ow, Dada!”
Even if this recipe had been hard, it would have been worth it to see how happy it made my little man to get to indulge in a whole bowl of ice cream… And how happy it made me to join him!