Dairy free version possibility?

Do you think it would work to use coconut sweetened condensed milk, and fold in the pecan/SCM mixture with a whole container of coconut whipped topping (trader joe's) and freeze?

  • Posted by: Dayzey
  • May 27, 2021
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Emma L. May 27, 2021
Wow, fun Q! It might. But it'll have a very coconutty flavor, and the texture will be different in some way. Honestly, I think your best bet is to start with a vegan ice cream template, then butter-pecan-ify the flavors from there. Here's a guide we have on how to make vegan ice cream without a recipe: https://food52.com/blog/20169-how-to-make-any-vegan-ice-cream
AntoniaJames September 8, 2021
I agree . . . I recently substituted coconut sweetened condensed milk for regular (in a macaroon recipe) and found the consistency quite different, and overall, it seemed less sweet. Sweetened condensed coconut milk would also give a coconut-ty flavor, which to my mind would detract from the delightful distinctive flavor of the pecans.

It's better to look for a recipe tested without regular cream, as Ms. L. suggests. ;o)
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