Dairy free Ice Cream Pie: 5 Layer Coconut Dragon Fruit Ice Cream Pie with So Delicious

Ice cream pies are a perfectly simple yet decadent treat. Dairy-free deserts may be free from dairy, but this pie is full of lots of goodness. This 5 layer dairy-free ice cream pie is layered with a gluten-free brownie crust, chocolate coconut ice cream, chocolate ganache, vanilla coconut ice cream + topped with a dragon fruit plus Oregon berry coconut ice cream for a vibrant + yummy topping.

This recipe is featured in the May Foodie box of American Gluten Free.

dairy free ice cream pie: 5 layer coconut dragon fruit brownie ice cream pie

You'd never know this ice cream cake is free from dairy. The creamy coconut frozen dessert is decadent + refreshing. The Oregon mixed berry with dragon fruit frozen dessert to top things off is a sweet touch. 

dairy free ice cream pie. 5 layer coconut dragon fruit brownie ice cream pie

Did you know dragon fruit is also known as Pitaya + has many nutritious benefits? Dragon Fruit is high in vitamin B12, Vitamin C, Iron, Magnesium, fiber + antioxidant rich? Yes please, to more of this dairy-free ice cream pie!

dairy free coconut dragon fruit ice cream pie

Dairy-free 5 Layer Coconut Dragon Fruit Ice Cream Pie

Ingredients:

3 Cups of your favorite brownie bites (Canyon Gluten Free)

2 Cups So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Frozen Dessert

2 Cups So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Frozen Dessert

2 Cups So Delicious Oregon Berry Coconut Frozen Dessert

3/4 Cups Dairy-free Chocolate chips

7 Tbsp freeze dried Dragon Fruit powder

1 Tbsp So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk

1 Tbsp dairy-free butter

9 Inch Pie Pan

Dairy Free Ice Cream Pie: 5 Layer Dragon Fruit Coconut Ice Cream Pie with So Delicious

Dairy-free 5 Layer Coconut Dragon Fruit Ice Cream Pie

Directions:

First, place 3 cups of your favorite dairy-free brownie bites into a blender. Melt 1 Tbsp on vegan butter in the microwave for 30 seconds. Next, pour into the blender. Blend on high until it becomes a smooth mixture. Press the brownie crust into a 9 inch pie pan with removable sides. 

Next, wash out you blender. Then, add the 2 Cups So Delicious Chocolate Coconut Frozen Dessert into the blender. Blend on medium so the frozen dessert becomes smooth. Spread the chocolate frozen dessert on top of the crust. Freeze for 30 minutes or overnight. 

Next, place a medium sauce pan on the stove top. Add 3/4 Cups Dairy-free Chocolate Chips + 1 Tbsp So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Milk. Stir over medium heat until the chocolate ships are melted + smooth. Pour the chocolate ganache mixture over the frozen chocolate dessert in the pie pan. Freeze for 1 hour or overnight. 

Next, add 2 Cups So Delicious Vanilla Coconut Frozen Dessert into a clean blender. Blend on medium so the frozen dessert becomes smooth. Spread the vanilla frozen dessert on top of the crust. Freeze for 30 minutes or overnight. 

Next, add 2 Cups So Delicious Oregon Berry Coconut Frozen Dessert + 7 Tbsp Dragon Fruit concentrate into a clean blender. Blend on medium so the frozen dessert becomes smooth. Spread the frozen dessert mixture on top of the crust. Use a fork to create swirls in the frozen dessert topping. Freeze overnight. Enjoy!

dairy free ice cream pie

I created this recipe as part of the So Delicious #frozenfridays recipe contest. There are a lot of incredible bloggers that are also entering this contest, you can find their blogs here. All of the recipes are dairy free, many are nut-free, gluten-free + top 8 free. I hope you find lots of great recipe inspiration here

dairy free ice cream pie: 5 layer coconut dragon fruit ice cream pie

So Delicious provided me with products to create some new recipes. I only share what I love, what I actually use + what really is in our freezer + in our bellies. I hope you enjoy this recipe!

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co. 

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Frozen Coconut Berry Pie with So Delicious Dairy Free

Creating a dairy free, top 8 free dessert really isn't as complicated as it might seem. I just thought outside of the box. And, looked into the carton. The So Delicious carton, that is!

Dairy free dessert

When So Delicious asked me to create a recipe with the Dairy Free Coconutmilk Yogurt Alternative, I thought, creating something for Thanksgiving would be so much fun! Friends, this recipe was fun to create + it is fun + easy to make! No baking! The best part is, you can make this ahead of time + throw it in the freezer + your work for Thanksgiving day is cut down. 

Dairy free yogurt

Honestly, the most difficult part of this recipe is seeding the Pomegranate. But, I look at it as a relaxing activity, a chance to let my busy mind relax.

To seed the Pomegranate:

First, cut the pomegranate in half. Next, place your strainer inside of your clean sink. Then, hold the half of the pomegranate with your thumbs at the center of the skin, over the strainer + push the halved pomegranate inside out. Next, peel the seeds out of the membranes + place in a separate bowl. Rinse + set aside.

Shhhh... Here's a secret: if you feel pressed for time on seeding the pomegranate, you can buy pre-seeded pomegranates at most grocery stores!

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Did you know the pomegranate is a great source of soluble + insoluble fiber + high in Vitamin C? Foods high in Vitamin C are great immune boosters. So helpful, especially around the holidays! Pomegranates are also high in antioxidants. Antioxidants are so valuable for our health, it's really important to include them into our diet, you can read more about the health benefits here.

Ok, let's get onto this pie making adventure.

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Frozen Coconut Berry Pie with So Delicious Dairy Free

Ingredients:

Coconut Berry Pie:

2 Cups So Delicious CoCo Whip Original

1 1/2 Cups So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla "Yogurt" Alternative

1 1/2 Cups Raspberries

1/2 Cup Pomegranate Seeds

3 tbsp Sugar

1/2 tsp Pure Vanilla Extract

Graham Cracker Pie Crust (I used the MI-DEL gluten free + peanut free crust)

Strawberry Sauce:

1 1/2 Cups Strawberries (sliced + hulled)

1/4 Cup Sugar

1 Lemon, zested

Dairy free pie

Frozen Coconut Berry Pie with So Delicious Dairy Free

Directions:

First, open up your pre-packaged graham cracked pie crust + set aside. Next, seed the Pomegranate, rise + set aside. (See above instructions for seeding the pomegranate). Rinse raspberries + set aside. Measure 11/2 cups So Delicious Unsweetened Vanilla "Yogurt" Alternative + 2 cups So Delicious CoCo Whip + combine in a large bowl. Mix the yogurt alternative CoCo Whip. Add 1 cup of raspberries to the bowl + mash with a fork. Add half of the pomegranate seeds + mix. Heap mixture into crust + freeze for 3 hours or overnight

Next, top with Strawberry Sauce + reserved raspberries + pomegranate seeds.

Strawberry Sauce Directions:

Add sliced + hulled strawberries into blender + zest 1 lemon into the blender. Add sugar + blend on high. Add strawberry sauce when ready to serve + get creative with the reserved raspberries + pomegranate seeds.

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What's your favorite thing about a frozen pie? Do you eat dairy free for health or environmental reasons? Let me know in the comments.

My opinions outlined here are my own + I do love So Delicious Dairy Free!

Photography By: // Lindsey Lee & Co.

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Allergy Friendly Halloween: Snack Freely Chocolate

Halloween is all about costumes + parties + trick-or-treating and......... Candy. For an allergic child this holiday + community event can often feel isolating. Candy + chocolate, of course is a huge part of Halloween. But, Enjoy Life Foods has a new product that is perfect for Halloween! And, perfect for anytime, really.

Allergy Friendly halloween

Enjoy Life Foods now offers new Baking Chocolate Snack Packs! They are perfect for snacking on the go. The perfect amount to top yogurt, oatmeal, add to a smoothie or sprinkle on top of a cupcake. Sweet chocolate is always the perfect treat!

allergy friendly chocolate

The snack packs are available in both Semi-sweet Mini Chips + Dark Chocolate Morsels. Enjoy Life's entire line of products are vegan, gluten-free, free of the top 8 allergens, Non-GMO Project Verified, as well as Kosher + Halal. Enjoy Life goes above + beyond to keep their products safe for customers. Food allergies can produce life-threatening reactions + families want to eat safely + snack freely. Some people choose to follow a vegan diet for many reasons including environmental + animal rights concerns. People with Celiac Disease need to strictly avoid even the most trace amounts of gluten to prevent damage to the intestines. Kosher + Halal certified is very important for religious practices. Non-GMO foods are made without the gene splicing techniques of biotechnology. You can read more about Enjoy Life's Free From Living here.

allergy friendly snack

Did you know that most of the chocolate found in stores contains one or many of the top 8 allergens?  Much of the chocolate available is also made on shared equipment with multiple allergens. Also, did you know that snack or fun size chocolates often have different allergen warnings than the full size products? This means reading labels becomes ever more important + can often be confusing + overwhelming when looking for a safe snack option. This can all make snacking freely on Halloween difficult. One more reason to find a product that is free from allergens + produced in a safe + trusted way. 

allergy friendly halloween

I'm so excited to have this new snack option that I've teamed up with Enjoy Life to give one lucky winner two packages of the 12 individual snack packs. You can snack freely on Halloween + share some with your trick-or-treaters. You can enter the giveaway on Instagram. You can also leave a comment below with what your favorite childhood Halloween costume was. Best wishes!

allergy friendly halloween

Comment below with your favorite childhood Halloween costume for an extra entry in the giveaway.

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.

Top 8 free dessert: So Delicious Rootbeer Float

Honestly, I think finding safe allergy-free desserts is one of the most difficult aspects of managing food allergies. So many of the classic desserts contain one or many of the top 8 allergens. Plus, many desserts are processed in a way to cause cross-contamination to a dessert that may have been otherwise safe with the main ingredients, prior to processing. So, here is an awesome top 8 free dessert: So Delicious dairy-free rootbeer float.

top 8 free dessert

Did you know that milk allergy (dairy allergy) is the most common allergy in infants + children? Also, many people have a lactose intolerance. The two are often interchanged + misunderstood, but they are very different. Food allergies involve the immune system + have the potential to produce an anaphylactic reaction. Food intolerances, like lactose intolerance do not involve the immune system.

According to food allergy.orgPeople who are lactose intolerant are missing the enzyme lactase, which breaks down lactose, a sugar found in milk and dairy products. As a result, lactose-intolerant patients are unable to digest these foods, and may experience symptoms such as nausea, cramps, gas, bloating and diarrhea. While lactose intolerance can cause great discomfort, it is not life-threatening.

so delicious rootbeer float

I nursed my son, Bowan for a year after the diagnosis of his food allergies. During that time I strictly avoided all of his allergens. I also avoided foods that could've been cross-contaminated with his allergens. So, I didn't eat ice cream. (Sounds hard, I know!) I knew that most ice cream was or had the potential to be cross-contaminated with peanuts + tree nuts, so I just avoided ice cream. And, honestly I didn't take the time to research ice creams. Until I found So Delicious. They use top-notch allergen testing, that I trust enough to eat myself + let my sweet little Bowan enjoy.

rootbeer float

One day my husband came home with rootbeer + I thought, why didn't I think of that?! A rootbeer float can be top 8 free! So, it was a fun evening with way too many rootbeer floats. And, here Bowan is with his 1st rootbeer float.

rootbeer float

Top 8 Free Rootbeer Floats (dairy-free):

Ingredients:

Rootbeer

So Delicious Vanilla Bean Frozen Dessert

Directions:

Pour chilled Rooter into your glass + scoop as much of the coconut frozen dessert in as you want! Enjoy with a spoon or maybe some fun straws for an extra special treat for your kids. 

Top 8 free desserts don't have to be super complicated + they don't even need to include baking!

top 8 free dessert

Did you know that going dairy free for 21 days can not only be beneficial for your health, but also beneficial for our environment? You can read more about the dairy-free challenge here.

 

Photography by: // Lindsey Lee & Co.