Fresh Strawberry Ice Cream

Adapted from from Vegan a la Mode

1/2 Cup 100% Grade B Maple Syrup

1 1/2 Tablespoons Arrowroot

1 Pounds Fresh Strawberries, Hulled and Roughly Chopped

1 1/2 Teaspoons Lemon Juice

1 Cup Full-Fat (Canned) Coconut Milk

1/4 Cup Plain, Non-Dairy Milk

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1/8 Teaspoon Salt

Vigorously whisk together the maple syrup and arrowroot in a medium saucepan. Once the starch is incorporated smoothly without any remaining lumps, add the strawberries. Pour in the non-dairy milk, stir to combine, and turn on the heat to medium. Bring to a boil and then reduce to a simmer, stewing the berries gently for about fifteen minutes. Remove the pan from the heat, incorporate the vanilla and salt, and cool completely.

Chill in the fridge for at least three hours before transferring the mixture to your blender and thoroughly pureeing. If you don't have a high-speed blender that will thoroughly pulverize all of the fruit into a silky-smooth custard, pass the base through a fine-meshed strainer and discard the solids.

Churn according in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer's instructions, or give an alternative freezing method a spin!

Makes About 1 1/2 Quarts

©Hannah Kaminsky http://www.BitterSweetBlog.com