Monday, October 31, 2016

Dairy Free Coconut Oil Fudge...

Hello Friends!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by...
I just love seeing you here!

Well, lets see... where to begin.
Okay, so I have been eating dairy free
 for a little over a week now
and I think I am also switching
 to a Gluten Free diet as well.

I have been having a lot of trouble with my tummy 
for quite some time now and I thought
what could I do different to heal my gut.

As I was praying and really pondering
 what is causing all this distress
I started to research some things 
on what I was experiencing.

And, the first part was to get rid of all dairy.

No brainer there, so I went off it all. 
 Which was a little hard, because I love cheese.

And then one day I decided to have 
some coffee with a freshly baked cookie
and within minutes my tummy was hurting,
and continued to hurt through out the day...
Not good!

I've been keeping a food diary since 
my journey with no dairy
and while I was looking back, 
 I noticed on the one day 
I had eaten several things with gluten in it.
Including the coffee and cookie...

So... to make a long story short,
I have decided to get off gluten for a season to see 
if my tummy heals.

I'd love to hear from any of you that have tried or has had
to go gluten and dairy free.

Do you have any recipes you'd like to share?

I think I can handle dinner, 
but I still need a sweet treat every now and again.

Thanks so much!

Any who, how would you like to 
try a new dairy free fudge recipe?

I was craving something chocolate
so I got on my phone and googled dairy free fudge
and I tried this one...

It is so decadent and it melts in your mouth!

And it's chocolate!

Below you will find the recipe...

In my mixer, 
I put in the coconut oil and coconut milk.
Blend on medium speed for 5-6 minutes.
Till your mixture is thick and glossy.

Next, add in your cocoa powder, honey
vanilla and almond extract.

Mix your chocolate mixture again, till blended.

Pour your mixture into a wax
 paper lined loaf pan.
Place in freezer for 20 minutes.

After 20 minutes, take out fudge.

Cut fudge into bite size pieces.

At this point, the fudge is still a little soft.
So, I placed my cut pieces into a tin
and put them back into the freezer.

I pulled out another piece after 
about 30 more minutes in the freezer
and it was much harder than before.

I think since there is coconut oil in these,
 they tend to melt a bit quicker.
So eat and enjoy... One piece at a time!

I hope you all have a wonderful week!
Don't forget to try something new!



Kelly-Anne said...

Hmm...healthier fudge...pure delight! And chocolate very delicious indeed! {{smiles}} I am so glad to hear that you have had success with eating differently...not easy but truly rewarding! I try to avoid gluten wherever possible makes a world of difference! Thankfully we have access to raw milk and that has changed much for us...if for some reason we have to drink regular store-bought, pasteurized milk, we find ourselves amazing!
Always a delight stopping by...praying you are well and that your week will be blessed!
Hugs and love,

living from glory to glory said...

Oh Amy, I so understand, but your fudge tasted so good. Miss you hugs, Roxy

NanaNor's said...

Harvest blessings to you Amy, I have to tell you that I have been gluten free for almost 6.5 yrs now and am so glad I did. My main reason is that I have some unusual liver enzyme numbers and a blood test showed that my gluten sensitivity was sky high. One of the benefits of being g.f. is that you don't get bloated as much. I also try my best to stay dairy free, but have to say I give in more than I should-I know I'm lactose intolerant. I still give in to cheese, yogurt and occasionally ice cream. I use Almond-Coconut milk for my g.f. cereal and for cooking. Let me know if you have any questions-we are blessed that in today's world most stores have g.f. items-even Walmart. Sending love your way.

Jennifer said...

How wonderful that fudge is so adaptable. One of the best things ever created in a kitchen. :) Or at least I think so. A wonderful dairy free treat!

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