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What do pirates and fairies have in common? They are often a part of my kid’s world of imaginative play, complete with pretend swords, fairy wings and silly stories. When I heard about the new Disney DVD coming out called The Pirate Fairy, I was pretty sure my kids would love it. Today I’m sharing this recipe inspired by the movie adorned with Blue Pixie Dust. Did you know fairies can’t fly without Blue Pixie Dust?
Our own all-natural vegetable colored blue pixie dust is decorating Coconut Vanilla Ice Cream. It’s a diary-free ice cream, which is great for so many people who are lactose-intolerant. It’s great to have a couple of recipe ideas for when you have guests over that dietary restrictions, which is often the case when we have play dates these days. It’s also vegan friendly.
The Pirate Fairy DVD/Blu-Ray will be available for purchase at Walmart on April 1st, so the recipe I created includes ingredients that can also be found there. It’s simple with only three ingredients needed. Decorate your own ice cream with some blue pixie dust! Plus, there is also an exclusive Pixie Hollow Bake-Off DVD at Walmart, and my favorite chef Giada de Laurentiis plays the head baking fairy Gelata.
Coconut milk is the star ingredient in this recipe. Sometime you can find one that is “low-fat” and I would choose that one as it’s easier to work with. The one here from Walmart worked perfectly as the whole thing was liquid, even though it wasn’t specifically call low-fat. Cane sugar is often sold as Sugar In The Raw. The recipe was developed for use in an ice cream maker. (We use the Breville one.)
- 2 cans coconut milk
- 1/2 cup cane sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 1/4 cup coconut flakes (optional)
- Combine coconut milk and cane sugar in a medium sauce pan.
- Cook on medium heat until the sugar has dissolved. Add vanilla and stir to combine.
- Pour into a heatproof container, like a mason jar, and refrigerate for at least one hour.
- Add contents to ice cream maker and let it run for about 30-40 minutes, depending on your machine.
- Add in optional coconut flakes in the last few minutes.
- Serve immediately or store in an airtight container in freezer.
Check out what others were inspired to make with Blue Pixie Dust by finding the hashtag #ProtectPixieHollow on Twitter, Pinterest or Instagram. Again, the movie The Pirate Fairy is coming out April 1 but you can get a sneak peek at the trailer here.
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About Emily Roach
Emily Roach is a culinary nutrition expert and works with clients to create a healthy lifestyle design. She loves teaching her kids how to cook, playing tennis and inspiring women to take control of their health. Emily does one-on-one consulting, cooking workshops and speaking engagements.