The sun has been shinning and all I can think about is making something refreshingly slightly sweet and tart! I am not usually a lime person but for some reason I have been craving Limes and the perfect companion – Coconut! I decided to make Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Coconut Lime Frozen Yogurt. I love love love coconut and so for this fun frozen recipe I am using my favorites and newest products from SoDelicious – Culinary Coconut Milk and Unsweetened Vanilla Cultured Coconut Milk.
Maybe it is all of the talk about the lime shortage but no worries, I have an idea to get your lime craving fix right here. This is so easy, fast, Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free. Santa Cruz Pure Lime Juice is the perfect Organic juice to create the tart flavor to tantalize and quench your tastebuds on a hot day! I used all of my favorite ingredients from SoDelicious, Bob’s Red Mill, Enjoy Life Foods and tools from Cuisinart and Weck Jars. This was a fun and festive unexpected party in my kitchen when some new neighbors stopped by for a chat.
1/4 cup honey
1 3/4 cup coconut flakes
pinch of sea salt
1 lime zest
1 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill almond flour
1 1/2 cup Bob’s Red Mill hazelnut flour
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
6 – 8 Weck jars with lids
Silicone spoon or round spatula
Mix the coconut milk, cultured milk (yogurt), honey and lime juice in a pitcher. Pour it into your ice cream/frozen yogurt maker. Turn the machine on and slowly add 1 cup coconut flakes and sea salt. Add the lime zest. Allow the maker to mix and freeze the ingredients for approximately 20-30 minutes depending on your machine. (check the owners manual for time because the newer machines are faster). Set a timer so that you will hear when it is ready.
While the frozen yogurt is mixing and freezing, set up your jars to begin assembling.
In a bowl, mix the almond, hazelnut flours with the 3/4 cup of coconut flakes and cinnamon. Use a whisk to incorporate.
Add a generous layer to the bottom of the jars. Set the remaining aside to use as topping.
When the timer dings, turn off the machine and carefully remove the top. Use a silicone spoon to scoop out the frozen yogurt. Add some to each jar. Create layers with the nut and coconut to make a parfait or just add a generous portion to the top after you fill it with frozen yogurt. Secure the tops on the jars and *chill in the freezer for 20 minutes before serving to allow the flavors to meld.
*Please note that you can serve the frozen yogurt right away, skipping the extra freeze time, if you have an impatient crowd, it will have a softer texture.
Take the jars out of the freezer and allow a few minutes – 2-3 before removing the lids.
Add some dark chocolate, extra coconut and a lime wedge if you are lucky enough to find some!
You can also store extra servings with the lid on in the freezer. Just as above, allow a few minutes for the jar to warm to room temperature, 3-5 minutes. Add your toppings – coconut and dark chocolate as desired.
I absolutely love the combination of coconut, lime and dark chocolate! The tart lime with the sweet coconut and the deep bitterness of the chocolate. Oh and then the nuts! Wow! It is a must try if even just one big bite. Let me know what you think?!
I have a Cuisinart Ice Cream/Yogurt maker and I absolutely love it! It is a few years old but I use it all the time, especially in the summer! I suggest buying an extra freezer bowl to make additional flavors and keep everyone happy. Nothing better than a full belly of delicious home made frozen Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free yogurt on a hot day!
I hope you try my recipe for Gluten-Free and Dairy-Free Coconut Lime Frozen Yogurt and enjoy it as much as I do. I can now say I am a Lime person! Since I made this recipe I have also used other citrus flavors – fresh squeezed Meyer Lemon, tangerine and blood orange I just love the citrus with the creaminess of the coconut. Try it! Which is your favorite combination?
Disclosure Statement – So Delicious sent me their new products used in this recipe. I was not paid or influenced by the company for their gift. I buy SoDelicious products every week and absolutely love them! As for the other ingredients and tools used I purchased them and was not paid to use them in my recipe.