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chocolate ice cream in a bowl

Milk Alternative Ice Cream

chocolate ice cream in a bowl

Dare we say this ice cream is as delicious as the whole milk option? We think it just might pass the test. Try our milk alternative ice cream recipe for all your dairy-free friends.

Start by picking a non-dairy ice cream base. Here are some of the ones we have tried:

  • Soy Milk
  • Cashew Milk
  • Coconut Milk
  • Almond Milk
  • Macadamia Milk

Note that different milks give different results. Take time to look through the fat content of each type, as ones with higher fat will make a creamier ice cream. In order to control the ice cream flavor best, we recommend getting an unsweetened and plain flavor.

Try our recipe for dairy-free chocolate ice cream!

Ingredients:

3 cups unsweetened almond milk

6 large egg yolks

3/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

1/4 tsp xantham gum (optional)

1 1/2 tsp pure vanilla extract

Instructions:

Heat a saucepan over medium heat and combine cocoa powder and half of your almost milk. Whisk consistently until combined. Then add remaining almond milk and bring it to a simmer (stir occasionally). Remove from heat after around 3 minutes.

In a large mixing bowl, add your egg yolks and whisk them until they are light in color. Gradually add sugar while whisking frequently to emulsify the two. Look for a thick mixture that slowly falls from your whisk.

Scoop your warmed cocoa powder and milk mixture in a 1/3 cup and combine with your eggs. Whisk to combine. Add remaining liquid in slowly and gradually, then mix until they are all combined.

If you chose to get xantham gum, you can add it here and mix once more all together to help thicken your ice cream.

Then, add the vanilla extract and mix one final time. Cover your bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of 6-8 hours but preferably over night. Remove once completely cooled.

This is best added to a chilled ice cream container that you have pre-chilled overnight as well.

Serve as a soft serve if eaten quickly, or continue to chill in the freezer for 6-8 hours in a freezer safe container.

Enjoy!

shrimp and broccoli slaw stuffed avocados

Thai Peanut Avocados with Shrimp & Broccoli Slaw

shrimp and slaw stuffed avocados

Step up your avocado game with this Thai peanut concoction. Get large avocados on sale for 98¢ this week to make this recipe with a seafood and veggie filled twist!

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Watch the full recipe video here.

Ingredients:

½ pound cooked 16-20 count tail-off peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if necessary, chopped (about 1 cup)

¼ cup peanut sauce

3 tablespoons chopped red and/or yellow bell pepper

3 tablespoons chopped red onion

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro plus additional for garnish (optional)

1 bag (12 ounces) broccoli slaw

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

2 large avocados

Instructions:

In medium bowl, toss shrimp, peanut sauce, pepper, onion and cilantro; cover and refrigerate 15 minutes. Makes about 1½ cups.

In large bowl, toss broccoli slaw, lime juice and vinegar; let stand 10 minutes. Makes about 4 cups.

Cut avocados in half; remove pits. Fill avocado halves with shrimp mixture; serve with slaw garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Chef Tip

Garnish stuffed avocados with toasted coconut flakes and/or chopped, dry roasted peanuts for additional crunch.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 378 Calories, 24g Fat (4g Saturated), 82mg Cholesterol, 773mg Sodium, 32g Carbohydrates, 11g Fiber, 12g Sugars, 15g Protein

shrimp and broccoli slaw stuffed avocados

Thai Peanut Avocados with Shrimp & Broccoli Slaw

shrimp and slaw stuffed avocados

Step up your avocado game with this Thai peanut concoction. Get large avocados on sale for 98¢ this week to make this recipe with a seafood and veggie filled twist!

Click here to see the full Weekly Ad!

Watch the full recipe video here.

Ingredients:

½ pound cooked 16-20 count tail-off peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if necessary, chopped (about 1 cup)

¼ cup peanut sauce

3 tablespoons chopped red and/or yellow bell pepper

3 tablespoons chopped red onion

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro plus additional for garnish (optional)

1 bag (12 ounces) broccoli slaw

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

2 large avocados

Instructions:

In medium bowl, toss shrimp, peanut sauce, pepper, onion and cilantro; cover and refrigerate 15 minutes. Makes about 1½ cups.

In large bowl, toss broccoli slaw, lime juice and vinegar; let stand 10 minutes. Makes about 4 cups.

Cut avocados in half; remove pits. Fill avocado halves with shrimp mixture; serve with slaw garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Chef Tip

Garnish stuffed avocados with toasted coconut flakes and/or chopped, dry roasted peanuts for additional crunch.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 378 Calories, 24g Fat (4g Saturated), 82mg Cholesterol, 773mg Sodium, 32g Carbohydrates, 11g Fiber, 12g Sugars, 15g Protein

shrimp and broccoli slaw stuffed avocados

Thai Peanut Avocados with Shrimp & Broccoli Slaw

shrimp and slaw stuffed avocados

Step up your avocado game with this Thai peanut concoction. Get large avocados on sale for 98¢ this week to make this recipe with a seafood and veggie filled twist!

Click here to see the full Weekly Ad!

Watch the full recipe video here.

Ingredients:

½ pound cooked 16-20 count tail-off peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if necessary, chopped (about 1 cup)

¼ cup peanut sauce

3 tablespoons chopped red and/or yellow bell pepper

3 tablespoons chopped red onion

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro plus additional for garnish (optional)

1 bag (12 ounces) broccoli slaw

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

2 large avocados

Instructions:

In medium bowl, toss shrimp, peanut sauce, pepper, onion and cilantro; cover and refrigerate 15 minutes. Makes about 1½ cups.

In large bowl, toss broccoli slaw, lime juice and vinegar; let stand 10 minutes. Makes about 4 cups.

Cut avocados in half; remove pits. Fill avocado halves with shrimp mixture; serve with slaw garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Chef Tip

Garnish stuffed avocados with toasted coconut flakes and/or chopped, dry roasted peanuts for additional crunch.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 378 Calories, 24g Fat (4g Saturated), 82mg Cholesterol, 773mg Sodium, 32g Carbohydrates, 11g Fiber, 12g Sugars, 15g Protein

shrimp and broccoli slaw stuffed avocados

Thai Peanut Avocados with Shrimp & Broccoli Slaw

shrimp and slaw stuffed avocados

Step up your avocado game with this Thai peanut concoction. Get large avocados on sale for 98¢ this week to make this recipe with a seafood and veggie filled twist!

Click here to see the full Weekly Ad!

Watch the full recipe video here.

Ingredients:

½ pound cooked 16-20 count tail-off peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if necessary, chopped (about 1 cup)

¼ cup peanut sauce

3 tablespoons chopped red and/or yellow bell pepper

3 tablespoons chopped red onion

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro plus additional for garnish (optional)

1 bag (12 ounces) broccoli slaw

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

2 large avocados

Instructions:

In medium bowl, toss shrimp, peanut sauce, pepper, onion and cilantro; cover and refrigerate 15 minutes. Makes about 1½ cups.

In large bowl, toss broccoli slaw, lime juice and vinegar; let stand 10 minutes. Makes about 4 cups.

Cut avocados in half; remove pits. Fill avocado halves with shrimp mixture; serve with slaw garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Chef Tip

Garnish stuffed avocados with toasted coconut flakes and/or chopped, dry roasted peanuts for additional crunch.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 378 Calories, 24g Fat (4g Saturated), 82mg Cholesterol, 773mg Sodium, 32g Carbohydrates, 11g Fiber, 12g Sugars, 15g Protein

shrimp and broccoli slaw stuffed avocados

Thai Peanut Avocados with Shrimp & Broccoli Slaw

shrimp and slaw stuffed avocados

Step up your avocado game with this Thai peanut concoction. Get large avocados on sale for 98¢ this week to make this recipe with a seafood and veggie filled twist!

Click here to see the full Weekly Ad!

Watch the full recipe video here.

Ingredients:

½ pound cooked 16-20 count tail-off peeled and deveined shrimp, thawed if necessary, chopped (about 1 cup)

¼ cup peanut sauce

3 tablespoons chopped red and/or yellow bell pepper

3 tablespoons chopped red onion

1 tablespoon chopped cilantro plus additional for garnish (optional)

1 bag (12 ounces) broccoli slaw

2 tablespoons fresh lime juice

2 tablespoons seasoned rice vinegar

2 large avocados

Instructions:

In medium bowl, toss shrimp, peanut sauce, pepper, onion and cilantro; cover and refrigerate 15 minutes. Makes about 1½ cups.

In large bowl, toss broccoli slaw, lime juice and vinegar; let stand 10 minutes. Makes about 4 cups.

Cut avocados in half; remove pits. Fill avocado halves with shrimp mixture; serve with slaw garnished with cilantro, if desired.

Chef Tip

Garnish stuffed avocados with toasted coconut flakes and/or chopped, dry roasted peanuts for additional crunch.

Approximate nutritional values per serving: 378 Calories, 24g Fat (4g Saturated), 82mg Cholesterol, 773mg Sodium, 32g Carbohydrates, 11g Fiber, 12g Sugars, 15g Protein

no bake protein snacks

No-Bake Super Snacks

super snack protein bites

Get your protein on with these no-bake super snacks. Filled with organic oats and delicious nibbles of flavor, these snacks will keep you going through all your summer activities.

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Full Circle Organic Quick Oats
  • 1 cup Full Circle Organic Almond Butter, stirred
  • 2/3 cup Full Circle Honey
  • ½ teaspoon Full Circle Cinnamon
  • 1 cup Full Circle Roasted Salted Almonds, chopped, divided
  • ½ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup Full Circle Organic Raisins

Directions:

Combine oats, almond butter, honey and cinnamon in food processor bowl, pulse until blended and holding together. Remove mixture to a large bowl and stir in ½ cup almonds, cranberries and raisins. Cover and refrigerate 30 minutes.

Line a large baking sheet with parchment or waxed paper and shape mixture into 1½-inch balls. Finely chop remaining almonds; roll balls in almonds. Cover and refrigerate another 30 minutes before serving.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 1 hour

Yields: 3 dozen

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Summer Grilling with Certified Angus Beef®

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