An amazing alternative is raw cashew ice cream. You can buy cashew ice cream probably in Toronto I imagine but I haven't seen it very many places around here. I like it because it's easier on my tummy and it's actually quite healthy. I also like it because it's not full of processed sugar.
This was my first time making raw cashew ice cream. I think for the next batch I'm going to try to get better quality cashews. I am also going to look into how to make it taste less "icy" (I want the texture in the finished product to be smoother). Maybe some of you can help me out with this one!
Cashew Vanilla Bean Ice Cream
2 cups of the best raw cashews you can find
2 1/2 cups filtered water
1/2 cup maple syrup
seeds of 3 vanilla beans
pinch of salt
1 tbsp maca powder
There really are that few ingredients!
Blend all of these ingredients until smooth in a very good blender. Put in the freezer in a glass bowl to cool down. Pour the ingredients into your ice cream maker and process according to its directions. For me this meant letting it churn for about 35 minutes. At this point the mixture was like soft serve ice cream. Transfer the mixture into an air tight container and keep in the fridge. Yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
ps I have been eating this ice cream for breakfast as I write this :)