Nourishing Mocha Ice Cream [Raw Milk]
Updated: Aug 22
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Raw milk ice cream is my absolute favorite dessert! We make this recipe at least once a week! Let me tell you, it’s better than store-bought ice cream, and incredibly healthy! This recipe is more like a protein shake than a dessert! It contains raw milk and egg yolks, and collagen powder, all of which are incredibly nourishing for the body!
Raw dairy is a superfood! It’s cram-packed full of vitamins and minerals; everything a calf needs to grow and thrive in its first few months of life! While raw dairy is illegal to sell in many states, most people have a farmer in their area who would sell raw milk. The illnesses that are oftentimes negatively associated with raw milk have actually been caused by the lack of sanitation in the barns and equipment used to milk the cows. Barns can be dirty places, but when cows are given plenty of space to graze, they are healthier and cleaner. When sourcing your raw milk, talk to your farmer. Make sure the cows that the milk is coming from are healthy. I always look for grass-fed cows that have not been given unnecessary antibiotics or hormones.
Conventional milk sold in grocery stores is usually from commercially raised cows (meaning fed grain and given hormones and antibiotics). Conventionally raised cows are not healthy animals, and so the milk they produce is not nearly as good for consumption. Milk sold in grocery stores is also pasteurized, meaning cooked to kill any harmful bacteria that could harm us. However, pasteurization also removes many of the vitamins and minerals!
For example, the following nutrients are 100% present and available in raw milk but reduced in pasteurized milk: Vitamin A is 35% reduced, vitamin C is 25-77% reduced, zinc is 70% reduced, B vitamins are 38% reduced, calcium is 21% reduced, and probiotics are completely destroyed.
Raw milk is excellent for you! It’s full of bioavailable nutrients, and has been shown to decrease rates of asthma, allergies, eczema, and increase gut health! Many people have problems with dairy, but many of those people struggle with it because it is poor quality. After years of drinking oat, almond, and soy milks, I’m drinking (and loving) the real thing again! It’s far superior in nutrients and taste!
Nourishing Mocha Ice Cream [Raw Milk]
Prep time: 5 minutes Total time: 30 minutes
3 cups of raw milk, making sure to get the cream from the top. If you have access to straight raw cream, I would recommend about a cup of raw cream and 2 cups of milk. (see notes)
4 scoops of collagen powder (Optional)
4 egg yolks
⅓ cup maple syrup
2 shots of espresso (or 8 ounces of very strong coffee)
⅓ cup of chocolate chips (I prefer dark chocolate)
1 teaspoon vanilla
Here’s how you make it:
Separate the egg white from the yolks, and place the yolks in the blender
Add maple syrup and blend until fluffy
Add in the remaining ingredients and blend until everything is well mixed, and the chocolate chips are at a consistency that you like.
Pour ingredients into the ice cream maker, and run until it’s the consistency you like.
Most people do not have access to straight raw cream, and instead buy whole milk from their farmer. When you get your milk, notice a line at the top of the jar or carton. this is the cream. When making this ice cream, do not shake or stir your milk, and simply pour directly into the blender, so that you get a good amount of cream.
This recipe is SUPER flexible and can be adjusted very easily. For example, you can add more maple syrup if you like your ice cream sweeter, or more collagen if you want to boost the protein content.
To be transparent, I have actually never measured this recipe until it came time to write this article. Sometimes I use 3 egg yolks, sometimes I use 5. I usually just pour maple syrup straight from the bottle until my heart is happy. Even with chaos cooking, it tastes delicious every single time.
Because this recipe calls for raw milk and raw egg yolk, make sure you’re getting the milk and eggs from a trusted source. I use eggs from our own hens, but buying organic, free-range eggs from a local farmer, or the grocery will suffice.
This recipe is very versatile! Want to make vanilla ice cream instead of mocha? Leave out the chocolate chips and espresso. Want to make strawberry ice cream? Throw in some strawberries instead of chocolate chips and espresso! The options are endless!
This is a favorite in my home, and I make it weekly! Not only is it healthy and nourishing, but it’s also super easy! It’s made from ingredients that I usually keep around the house, so whenever we want it, we just whip it up! I fully believe in honoring the body’s food cravings (just with whole, healthy foods), and this recipe meets that need! If you make this recipe (or use this recipe as inspiration for other ice cream creations), please let me know in the comments!
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