In my opinion, you can eat walnut ice cream simply always. Be it on hot days or snuggled up on the couch in winter. The round taste and the sweet, crunchy nuts are a great combination and simply convey a Well-being.
Vegan walnut ice cream is based on Almond milk and provides a real alternative to the traditional recipes. So if you are lactose intolerant or on a vegan diet, give this recipe a try.
You ever wonder what the Taste of walnut ice cream so unmistakable makes? It is not the nuts, but it is the Maple syrup. Without maple syrup, walnut ice cream doesn't taste the same, no matter how many nuts are in it.
If you are looking for a classic walnut ice cream recipe you will also find on my blog.
ingredients vegan walnut ice cream
For 4 servings
- 500 g almond milk (buy or do it oneself)
- 4 TBSP. white almond paste*
- 100 g Maple syrup* (80 g for the ice cream mixture and 20 g for the walnuts)
- 1/2 vanilla pod*
- 1 pinch of salt
- 50 g Dextrose*
- 20 g Glucose*
- 20 g Inulin*
- 1 pinch Guar gum*
- 80 g Walnuts*
alternatively: Replace dextrose and glucose with 70g banana
Preparation vegan walnut ice cream
- Bring the almond milk, almond paste, 80 g of the maple syrup and the scraped vanilla pulp to the boil in a saucepan and simmer gently for 10 minutes, stirring.
- Turn off the heat and whisk in the salt, dextrose, glucose, inulin and guar gum.
- Allow the ice cream mixture to cool. If necessary, leave to infuse overnight in the refrigerator.
- Chop the walnuts and toast them in a pan without fat. Pour the remaining maple syrup over them and let them caramelize until the nuts are covered with a layer. Alternatively, the nuts can also be toasted with Caramelized sugar will be.
The ice cream machine prepare and pre-cool for a few minutes, depending on the model. Switch on the mixer and pour in the ice cream mixture (duration approx. 30 minutes). Just before the end, add the caramelized walnuts. Allow to thaw in the refrigerator for 30 minutes before serving.
Alternative the ice in the freezer freeze and mix well every 30 minutes with a hand mixer (total time about 4 hours). Before serving, let thaw in the refrigerator for 15 minutes and mix well with a stand mixer on low speed. Then add the caramelized walnuts first.
Alternative with banana
If you don't want to use dextrose and glucose, then you can mix them with a very ripe banana replace. In any case, it should already have brown dots, so that it is sufficiently sweet. The banana After cooling together with the milk-maple syrup mixture in a stand mixer or blender puree.
You must be aware that a light banana flavour will always be present and that the ice crystals in this variant will be significantly larger.
Tips for vegan walnut ice cream
- Maple syrup is the concentrated juice of the sugar maple and is produced mainly in Canada. The juice is collected and then strongly boiled down to produce the syrup. There are very different qualities of Maple syrup* and here applies: the lighter the better and milder is the syrup. In Europe, you can usually get syrup of the highest grade ("Grade A") in supermarkets or online.
- Be aware that maple syrup is strictly speaking Mixture of different sugars is. That is, just because it is obtained from a tree, it does not equate to healthy.
- Walnuts should Dark and cool stored. It is best to buy unshelled nuts and crack them only when you want to process them further.
- If you want to use the Make your own almond milk you can soak 100 g of almonds with 500 ml of water for 12 hours, rinse almonds and blend with 500 ml of fresh water in a high-powered blender. Filter the almond milk through a straining cloth or nut cloth and collect.
- The Inulin leads to a better consistency of the ice cream and is found, for example, in chicory or Jerusalem artichoke. It is therefore a natural substance that is said to have positive nutritional properties. You can buy inulin in organic supermarkets or on the internet. In the meantime I have a Explanation of each ingredient and where to get them can be written.
If you like Milk ice cream varieties With nuts eat, then I can also give you my Chocolate nut ice cream with Ferrero kisses (Bacio ice cream), my Bee sting ice cream with caramelized almonds or Cashew ice cream with vanilla recommend.