Friday, April 30, 2010

Sucanat Ice Cream

Sucanat is a brown sugar from freshly squeezed sugar cane juice that is dehydrated. It retains it's minerals unlike refined white and brown sugars. It is light brown in color and has a light molasses flavor. You can buy it at health food stores as well as online. I thought it would be interesting to see what it would taste like as a white sugar substitute. The Sucanat gives this a light brown color and a slight molasses flavor that I really like.

Sucanat Ice Cream

3 cups heavy cream
1 cup half & half
1 cup organic Sucanat
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 pinch fine grain sea salt

1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl.
2. Blend using an immersion blender (you can also do this in the blender).
3. Pour into a container and put in the refrigerator to chill completely. This also gives the Sucanat time to completely dissolve into the mixture.
4. Process in your ice cream maker until it's a firm soft-serve consistency. It took about 35 minutes in my machine.
5. Put into a freezer safe container and freeze for several hours until firm.