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Rated R Ice Cream

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I am tipsy.

vegan vanilla ice cream

And it’s not even 10 am…

vegan vanilla ice cream

Uh oh.

This could be a long day.


R Rated Ice Cream


One of my Special Diet Recipes.

  • 1 3/4 cups milk of choice, or nondairy creamer (see note below)
  • 1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur (Frangelico)
  • 2 packets stevia (or 2 tablespoons sugar)
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • optional: chocolate chips, toasted coconut, etc.

Mix all ingredients together in a dish (except optional ingredients, if they are chunky). Then, if you have an ice-cream maker, simply transfer to your ice cream maker and watch the magic! (I have a Cuisinart, and it took 15 minutes to turn the liquid into ice cream. Warning: Make sure your ice cream maker’s base is completely frozen before use, or it will NOT work!!) If you don’t have an ice-cream maker, but you have a Vita-Mix, you can freeze and then thaw a little and blend.

Click the following link to see the Ice Cream Nutrition Info.

A word about the milk: If you only use milk (such as almond milk or soymilk), it will still taste delicious… But the texture is more foam-y (in a good way, if that makes sense!) than creamy. If you use only creamer or full-fat canned coconut milk, the texture is more like ice cream. (Brand ideas include: Silk creamer, So Delicious creamer, or Good Karma.) If not serving right away, be sure to thaw a little if your freezer is super-cold.


Mmmmm sure beats orange juice in the morning. (I’m kidding, people!)

Question of the Day:

Do you remember your first R-rated movie?

Mine was a few days after my 17th birthday, and I thought it was so exciting. (*Rolls eyes, looking back now*) I went to see The Last Samurai with a friend who’d also just turned 17. We felt so grown-up, showing our IDs to the ticket clerk (who was probably thinking, “Oh boy, more young kids who think they’re so super cool…”) The movie, itself, was just ok.

Side note:

After yesterday’s post, a few people asked me if I, personally, was successfully able to gain weight when I switched from my junk-food diet to a healthier one. Actually, yes I was! It might seem contradictory, but after I gave up the junk, I was able to add—and maintain—about ten pounds to my frame (seen here before I switched to a healthier diet, and above is now). Could I have added more? Probably, if I wanted to work harder at it, forcing myself to eat beyond fullness and counting calories, always planning the next meal. But a couple more pounds for vanity’s sake are just not worth that extra effort to me. I’ll welcome them when they come along, and I’ll continue with my effort to eat a high-energy diet (and try and motivate myself to lift weights. Ugh.), but as long as I’m healthy, I’d rather spend the time thinking of other things at the moment. Strange as it sounds, since I run a food blog, I don’t like thinking about food 24/7!

Now, can we please stop with all the weight talk and put the focus of this blog back where it belongs—on the desserts? Winking smile

Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. 1. This sounds delicious! I need to figure out where my ice-cream maker ended up!
    2. First R rated movie was Superbad! I went with my friend Julia and I’m pretty sure we were the only girls in the entire theatre! Ha!
    3. Your eyes look so big and beautiful in that picture!

    1. Laura says:

      Agreed! You are gorgeous!

  2. Looks amazing! Nice spin for an adult treat! A hazelnut liqueur flavor sounds tasty!

  3. Haha love the tipsy ice cream! I’m pretty sure my first R Rated movie was Erin Brockavich! Not positive, but that’s the first I can think of…

  4. I love frangelico in coffee with a little baileys! It’s such a rich, decadent treat. This ice cream sounds sooo good, especially with some crushed up hazelnuts.

  5. Oh yum! I wish I could have a bowl of that! Mmmmmm! ….I have no idea what the first rated R movie I saw was– I’m such a fan of kiddish movies that those others just don’t stick out in my mind. Ask me what the last good G movie I saw was and I’ll be able to tell you 100! :)

    1. Laura says:

      Haha me too! Now that I’m an adult, I’m LESS interested in those gory or explicit movies. I’d much rather watch Nemo ;).

  6. Laura says:

    Ah, my first rated R movie. I am embarrassed to say it was before I was allowed to be in one. My friends and I all thought it’d be great to sneak in. Unfortunately, that made it much less special when I was actually allowed to see one for real!

  7. Erin says:

    Fantastic ice cream!!!!!! I used chocolate almond breeze 😉

    And I think you look great! <3

    But yes, let's return our focus to the yum-yums!


  8. Rhona says:

    Looks amazing! I bought a single serving ice-cream maker the other day and it sucks so I will just buy a real machine for the summer and start making some treats. Right now in my home town of Ontario, Canada it feels like -17 degrees celcius (real temp is -15 celcius) so no ice-cream for me. :) However, spring is just around the corner.
    You look really healthy and seem to eat healthfully and that is all that matters. Self-care which is obviously important to you.
    My first r rated movie was the shining when I was like 10. I snuck in the corner watching a bit of it it (until I was caught) while my parents viewed it and didn’t know. HUGE mistake as I didn’t sleep for like a month after that.

    1. The same thing happened to me with Scream 2. All my (older) cousins were watching, so I watched for awhile too… I had nightmares for MONTHS!

  9. I LOVe the liquor in this!!! my first r rated movie was Speed when i was 4 haha

  10. I want an ice cream maker SO BADLY, but I keep shopping around and being non-committal.

    Which Cuisinart do you have, Katie? Anyone have awesome ice cream maker recommendations?

    1. Barb says:

      This is the one I have, and I think the same one Katie has?? Anyway, it is the best around from what I have heard! (for the price)

      1. Yup, that looks like the one I have! :)

      2. That’s the one I’ve been looking at and debating buying! Guess I should take the plunge… I really want my own ice cream lol.

  11. Samantha says:

    I don’t have an ice cream maker but that isn’t going to stop me from trying to make this. :)

  12. Wow this looks good.

    I don’t remember my first Rated R movie. I do remember as a kid having to cover my eyes during parts of movies. I also remember when my older brother went and saw the first Jurassic Park and came home telling mom it was WAY too scary for any of the rest of us to see. How times change. :)

  13. Bjork says:

    Haha, that is the breakfast of a champion hehe

    I remember going to see Scary movie without having the age and i felt soo cool haha good times :)

  14. Love this boozy ice cream!!! And Frangelico is delicious!

  15. Mmmm frangelico – delicious!

    I am ashamed to admit that my first R rated movie was when I was only like 14 (if that). I bought tickets with a friend (who was 2 years younger than me – sheesh talk about a bad influence on kids…) to go see Madeline, but we snuck into Something About Mary. We felt cool for a moment, and then we thought the movie was stupid because we didn’t get ANY of the humor! Ha. Serves us right. We both felt so guilty that we told our parents the next day.

  16. sweet road says:

    This reminds me of Humphrey Slocombe’s ice cream flavor “secret breakfast” in San Francisco, they come up with the most interesting ice cream flavors. I can’t say it’s vegan, but it is so delicious! You could check out their website to get some crazy flavor ideas, I know I’ve tried to make my own vegan spin-off of their flavors (I’m lactose intolerant, but I suffer the consequences every time I visit San Francisco it’s that good!). Anyways, Secret Breakfast is sort of like a vanilla with bourbon and cornflakes.

    1. Oh I am definitely going to check out their site!

      1. Uh oh… this could be dangerous. So many flavor ideas! Head is spinning… 😉

  17. Sounds delish and I just bought a bottle of Frangelico.

    Secret: I start my days with a healthy splash of Kahlua in my coffee.

  18. Frangelico, rum, Baileys, they are all fun to bake with because they impart such fabulous flavors. Love them!

  19. hehe-that ice cream spin off looks great. I love kahlua so I might sub that in. Love this idea though. I can’t even remember my first R rated movie-my theater didn’t ID people so it wasn’t too big of a deal. Wah. Now that I’m 21, I feel I don’t have very exciting birthdays left :)

  20. Barb says:

    I’ve added Bailey’s to your vanilla 4 ingredient ice cream and it is delicious! I’ve actually been wondering – do you have any ideas of add-ins for your ice cream??? So far I’ve tried the basics – chocolate chips and cocoa powder, bailey’s, instant coffee, sprinkles, mint extract and chocolate chips, berries. But I need some new ideas!! I’m sure you (or some of the other readers of this blog) will have some good ones!

    1. Someone above mentioned Humphrey Slocombe’s, and I’m actually on their site right now looking up flavors!

      1. Barb says:

        Thanks! Wow, some of these look amazing!! others..not so sure about :)”fois gras” and “evil ale”…hmmm

      2. What about Dirty Girl Strawberry? LOL wha???

  21. oooommmgg, brilliant! I so wish I had some chocolate liquer in the cupboards right meow 😀 I will absolutely be trying this!!

  22. You convinced me! I am buying an ice cream maker today! I want to make this and it sounds simple, and low calorie. Love that!!! Perfecto!! Oh is there a particular model Cusinart that you like?

      1. Paula says:

        Frangelico? You’ve got my attention. I know it well (and have 2 bottles of it) from putting a little dash in my soy cappuccino every once in a while. And I see the Cuisinart is not that expensive at all. Thanks for the recommendation.

  23. Marcee says:

    Hey Katie ….. here I am drinking a second cup of coffee this a.m. …. desperately wanting/needing/musthaving a bowl of your “tipsy” ice cream. Jeez. Now what?

  24. CherylK says:

    I can’t have dairy, anymore, and I just love ice cream…this will totally be my go-to recipe for ice cream. A delicious way to get a little tipsy. Works for me!

  25. samantha says:

    You look much healthier now- but I’m sure it’s annoying for you that people assume that you have an eating disorder just because you are skinny. (I’m sure it’s just as annoying/unfair/hurtful when people assume a heavier person is unhealthy just because they are heavy!)

    Love your blog. PS, I bought my first jar of coconut butter yesterday and can’t wait to start trying out some of your recipes. Thinking about starting with PB&J fudge… :)

    1. Haha you should just start with a spoon! Open jar, insert spoon, eat. Repeat repeat repeat.
      Mmmmmmmmm…. I am addicted!

      1. Me too, although I’m not polite enough even to get a spoon out… 😉

  26. kendra says:

    Haha. Hmmmm this dates me, but the first r movie I went to I was 13 my friends mom told the ticket taker we could go…… it was a C Thomas Howell movie called secret admirer.

  27. I’m a fan of any food with booze it in. This sounds amazing! And you look great! I just looked back at that old pic (and I’ve been coming to your blog since 07 for sure!), and I can definitely tell you’ve put on a few pounds (which to say to most people would be inappropriate because they don’t want to hear that … but in your case, it’s a good thing!).

    1. Thanks, Bianca. I know it sounds funny, but that really means a lot to me… especially coming from a true friend like you, who’s known me for a long time :).

  28. Emily Nell says:

    I have that T-shirt!!!!! Haha, but I think I’m going to try this later. I just introduced my mom (NOT vegan) to your blog, and she seems really interested. I’m sure your recipes will work their magic on her 😉

  29. Heather says:

    My first R-rated movie was Blues Brothers when I was about 7. My parents let us watch it at home since we’d pretty much already heard all the profanity they say.

    I have an itty-bitty ice cream maker that makes about one serving. I’ll have to break that guy out soon and try this!

  30. You look fabulous, so whatever you did/are doing is working for you! Congrats on being on the AOL homepage – and this ice cream looks yummy. Back home we have popular drinks called mudslides, which, if they’re made properly, are basically ice cream pureed with Kahlua and Baileys and other goodness. So basically an alcoholic ice cream sundae. This looks like it would satisfy that need if it ever arose!

  31. Moni'sMeals says:

    this is a DREAM ice cream recipe! Great call on that Frangelico. bummed I missed the AOL page. :(

  32. Krista says:

    Careful holding that bottle up on the Internet. After all the commenting about eating disorders yesterday, someone is bound to accuse you of being an alcoholic today. ; )

    1. Oh no, just what I don’t need…

  33. I just clicked over to your picture and saw it was published in 2007! I had no idea that you’ve been blogging that long! And this recipe sounds amazing! I’ve never had Frangelico but think it’s about time!! My first R-rated movie was Texas Chainsaw Massacre- I went with my then bf on Halloween… except I was 16 and wasn’t supposed to see R-rated movies yet. We ended up hiding it from my mom and of course she found out and I was in big trouble! The worst part was- I hated the movie, it was so gory and scary!

  34. Debbie says:

    The first R rated movie I saw was Schindlers List when I was five. I don’t really remember it though.

    This ice cream sounds delicious. I’ve been thinking about buying an icecream maker, so this gives me even more reason.

  35. Lyza says:

    Yes please!!!!!

  36. megan says:

    Oh my! I am far from vegan but your recipes are too good not to make! I have been making them for company and pot luck events and everything has been such a hit! I am on my way to eating healthier and you have made it more enjoyable. Thank you!
    I am ashamed to say my first R movie was “Basketball Diaries”. It showed me a whole new world. Now that I have kids though, I really enjoy PG and G movies. Even when the kids aren’t around I will choose a PG, lol.

  37. I’m not a big fan of liquor-flavored things, but without the liquor, I’d probably love this :)

  38. Gennifer says:

    One of Katie’s “Special Diet Recipes” uh huh… Shes soo healthy?! Dont be fooled by this “i have a hard time gaining weight” She is so thin because she eats concoctions of food-ish substances.

    This is her recipe: With calories.

    1 3/4 cups milk of choice… Im betting she uses unsweeted Almond or coconut milk (40-50 calories per cup)
    1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur (60 calories per oz)
    2 packets stevia (0 calories)
    1/8 tsp salt (0 calories)
    optional: chocolate chips, toasted coconut, etc. (30-50 calories, I see 3 measly chips)

    For a WHOPPING total of 240 Calories.

    If you’re not too great at math (like Katie – she cant add to 2500), let me break it down for you:
    (45*1.75) + (60*2) + (0) + (0) +(40) = 238.75

    This is not dessert.

    1. Molly says:

      Wow, what is your problem? Why come to her site if you just want to criticize and be bitchy? She linked to the nutritional info and discussed serving size there…..

      And just because something isn’t heinously fattening/full of calories doesn’t mean it isn’t dessert. I don’t want to eat a ton of junk to satisfy my sweet tooth, and I appreciate that Katie comes up with recipes that are sweet, but not horrible for you.

      If you think you have better answers, start your own blog instead of lurking in the comment section of someone else’s and bullying them.

    2. Kathy says:

      If we ignore her… maybe she’ll go away

    3. S. says:

      Awww poor Gennifer. You are so obviously jealous of Katie’s beauty and radiance and popularity. It’s just like high school. Those who are unhappy in their own skin are the ones who tease, bully, etc. I think you need to take a look at your own life and see why you’re so unhappy. Really, dear, coming here and bullying will not make you feel better about yourself. :(

      1. S. says:

        Also, don’t be so fast to accuse Katie of not being able to do math when you are the one who can’t spell! What does “cant” mean? Did you never learn contractions?

      2. jenn a. says:

        did you click gennifer’s name? she links it to an eating disorder site. what a troll. I’m seriously furious.

        have you ever heard of cyber bullying? the huge stand against it? and the kids who’ve taken their own lives because of it? You’re a nasty person, Gennifer. If you’re so concerned you should know a few things, publicly calling someone out isn’t going to help, someone who i truly anorexic or bulimic (ana or mia, I know what I’m talking about) wouldn’t have this kind of blog, and katie’s face wouldn’t be full, her cheeks would be sunken in. I’m absolutely infuriated by your behavior, it’s despicable.

      3. louson says:


        well said, jenn a. thank you.

      4. Steph says:

        You guys are seriously doing more bullying than “Gennifer” did. If you want these comments to stop, simply IGNORE them. Do not comment. These people want you to get mad.

    4. jenn a. says:

      I bet she used canned coconut for herself which was 14g of fat…

      how is this not dessert?

      she’s said numerous times that she doesn’t like super sweet stuff, stevia sweetened snacks taste nothing like sugar sweetened snacks…. and I’m betting since she’s stated eating sugary junk food made her feel sluggish….is why she goes with stevia over sugar….I fail to see how this isn’t a healthy dessert? and honestly fail to see your problem…you do a piss poor job of explaining yourself “gennifer”

      It’s funny how people are so big and bad on the internet, how are you in real life though? probably cowardly and shameful…..

    5. louson says:


      note to katie: PLEASE do NOT respond to this retard. when you respond to people like this it just makes you look defensive – SO DON’T!!! you should really just DELETE these negative/attacking/awkward comments as they distract from the entire purpose of your wonderful blog!! like immediately, so that crude assholes such as myself can’t start scuffles and use profanity and ruin the overall vibe of your site 8)

      1. Sheree says:

        Thank you, louson, for saying exactly what I was thinking (and you said it much better!).

        If I had a blog, I’d be deleting people like Gennifer in the blink of an eye. Life is too short for such nonsense.

        The internet can bring out the worst in people. The anonymity seems to bring out the ugly side.

    6. 240 calories isn’t dessert?

      That’s like a serving of Ben and Jerry’s.

      1. jenn a. says:

        hahaha that’s what I was thinking!

    7. Anonymous says:

      There are pretty clearly five chips on there. Definitely can’t trust your math if you can’t count to five. Anyway, find someone else to pick on. Katie has written about her size before and it’s not because she has an eating disorder. Flip through some of her pages.

      Side note: 240 calories is definitely a dessert.

    8. Lana says:

      First of all, your tone here is rude. I’m going to redo your calorie count, because you’re off on the milk. Since the number of chocolate chips is controversial, I’m leaving it off.

      1 3/4 cups milk of choice (unsweetened almond milk is 35 calories per serving)
      1/4 cup hazelnut liqueur (60 calories per oz)
      2 packets stevia (0 calories)
      1/8 tsp salt (0 calories)
      optional: chocolate chips, toasted coconut, etc.

      (35*1.75) + (60*2) = around 180 calories… but it makes 425 grams, Katie says, and based on an 85-gram ice cream serving size, it makes 5 servings. 180/5 = 36.

      So using ALL the lower-cal ingredients, one serving is 36 calories…. But guess what? That’s not news to anyone! Because that’s exactly what Katie already told you in the nutrition facts!

      Looking at the ice cream in the picture, it’s definitely not frothy at all, so I’d say she used full-fat coconut milk. I’m not going to figure out the nutrition facts for using coconut milk, because I trust Katie’s math (as we discovered above.) Katie’s calculations say that with coconut milk or creamer, it’s 100 calories per serving or 500 for the whole batch.

      She added a couple teaspoons of chocolate chips (maybe 40 calories), so her serving might be 140-ish calories.

      In conclusion:
      1) 240 calories is totally fine for a dessert. Might even be a little much, if you eat desserts a couple times a day.
      2) 35 calories is way low for a dessert IMO, but to each his own. Sometimes I have a similarly-caloric small piece of chocolate for dessert… and sometimes I have 10! But whether it’s 35 calories of chocolate or 350, it was my treat to myself, so it was my dessert. It’s all semantics, so your argument is very ineffective.
      3) Who the hell only eats one serving of ice cream anyway? I’d rather eat a pint of low-cal ice cream than a few bites of the highest-cal ice cream, but that’s my prerogative! Just remember, to each his own!
      4) Being rude really never helped anyone to get a message across. People will listen and respond better if you are respectful.

      1. Katie says:

        News flash. Nobody is on here to debate the calorie count with you. We like these recipes and they are a “healthier” alternative to the mainstream goodies we all tend to enjoy (but our waistline doesn’t!). If we cared that much about the precise calorie count, we’d be on a Weight Watchers blog. Let us eat in peace, please :)

        On a happier note, hooray for ice cream! And the warmer weather that makes it that much better!

      2. Lana says:

        Wait… was your “news flash” directed to me? I was trying to stick up for the recipe. :/

        My intention was to tell Gennifer that her comment was not only rude, but it was also inaccurate and unnecessary, since Katie already (correctly :) ) calculates the nutrition facts for anyone who wants it. Plus, I wanted to say that if you want to call it a “dessert,” who cares how many calories it is!

        I like these healthier recipes too! I tried to convey that in my comment, but I’m sorry if my wording was bad or I offended anyone.

      3. LOL yup I used the coconut milk version. It shouldn’t be a surprise how much I love coconut milk ;).

  39. yum, Katie!!! who doesn’t love some booze with their ice cream?! at 10am?! and on a work day?! 😉

  40. Kathy says:

    Love your blog and your ideas! Thanks for sharing. I look forward to your emails :o)

  41. Yummy! I’ve always wanted an Ice Cream Maker, but now you have convinced me.

  42. Damjana says:

    Above you look so amazingly beautiful!
    It’s been a long time since I last ate liquor ice cream but sometimes I add hazelnut liquor to cafe latte.

  43. Laura says:

    Yum! Can’t wait to try this. One of my favourite winter tipples is 300ml almond/hazelnut or soya milk blended with 50ml kahlua, 50ml DiSaronno and 50ml Frangelico. Shake well, place in jug in fridge, try not to drink all at once. Deeeelicous.

  44. Bethany says:

    Katie you are so gorgeous! That ice-cream looks amazing. Too bad I’m not 21 yet. :)

  45. Amber K says:

    I don’t even remember what my first R-rated movie was. It apparently left no impression on me. And you are beautiful inside and out Katie, let the haters hate all they want, but you are better than them!

  46. Yum x 100! That looks so good!

    And I honestly don’t even remember my first R Rated movie. Obviously it sure wasn’t worth all the hype 😉

  47. Cheeze says:

    btwI really enjoyed watching the news segment, I hope you do a web show or something like that down the line. I was great to see the recipe being made and you were super natural on camera. Have you ever seen Aarti Parti on youtube? She went on to have a food network show but I don’t know if she’s still making it.

    1. I haven’t. But I agree that it’d be awesome to do more recipes on camera… it’d certainly help answer questions people ask about the process. Or maybe I need to put up more “process” photos on my recipe posts…

  48. louson says:

    you should call this “35 calorie ice cream” – it would probably go viral O_O

  49. Vanessa says:

    The ice cream looks super good, but I’m 18 and I don’t drink anyway. I’m making a list of all the recipes I want to try, but it’s so hard to choose what to make next! I made the deep dish cookie pie yesterday, and my family loved it! I really want to try the better than Nutella recipe, but I also want to try the cookie dough dip,or maybe the vanilla ice cream?!!!!! I need to got to the store A.S.A.P!!!!!!!!

    I can’t remember the first R-rated movie I saw because I’ve seen quite a few over the years. My family and I’ve been watching action movies since I could remember, but my parents would fast foward or tell my brother and I to close our eyes during any adult situations when we were younger. Now I love watching butt-kicking action movies, but I dislike horror movies. I didn’t/don’t get any nightmares, but I don’t like getting the you-know-what scared out of me!

    1. I always find it odd when people say that they’re 18 but still underage!

      Here in Ireland you can buy and drink alcohol from 18 years, as you are an adult then.

      I think it’s funny that in the US that even though you’re an adult at 18, you still can’t have alcohol!

      Sorry just a little ramble !

      1. In the US you used to be able to go to war (or be drafted for war) before you could even vote for or against that war! That was a big point of contention, which eventually got the voting age changed. Haha I like rambling, Holly. :)

  50. Hmm, this recipe could be dangerous! 😉 Looks like a great reason to break out the new ice cream maker the hubs and I got as a wedding gift!

  51. Lana says:

    Hey Katie! This ice cream looks delicious. I made granola the other day, and I realized that you don’t have any granola recipes on your blog! (At least, none that I’ve seen…) I must have eaten 3 cups of granola yesterday without ever feeling overly stuffed (which is like 1800 calories or so!) which made me think–have you ever tried making/eating granola as a high-energy snack? The oil and nuts are healthy fats, it’s all unrefined sugars from honey, maple syrup, and dried fruit, AND it’s vegan and can be gluten-free, so I figured it’s right up your alley! Just a thought that it might be a fun, easy, healthy high-calorie snack for you and your readers!

    1. So funny you’d ask… I *just* tried to make a batch a few days ago for the first time. Nut it was absolutely awful! I need to keep working!

  52. You are so cute! and I love this idea, sounds absolutely decadent!

  53. An ice cream maker is on my wish list and for this very reason… this ice cream is right up my alley. dairy free and with a splash of boozy-goodness. Very nice!!

  54. Lou says:

    Frangelico = love! My favourite liquor for sure…. actually though, this recipe would be amazing with Kahlua or Tia Maria too. Or Amaretti…. or any liquor….. YUM

  55. You made this just for me…I can tell. lol

  56. Aja says:

    Yum. First R rated movie: 127 Hours. Not a good choice.

  57. vogelstar says:

    I remember when Dirty Dancing came out and it was the most scandelous thing. I was very young and me and a few friends watched it on cable and my mom lost it when she found out. Watching it today makes me laugh because it is so clean compared with what’s out there.
    PS frangelico ice cream? Magnifico bella!

  58. Wow omigosh you are so beautiful! I don’t really know what to believe any more to tell you the truth. Some blogs encourage weight loss and constantly offer tips to kill cravings and lose pounds. I read woman’s health sometimes (the magazine) and man does it make me feel like crap even though I already workout everyday for 1-2 hours and eat less than 2000 calories! And then there’s blogs like yours who encourage weight gain and all those fun things. But then I try it and I gain a little weight and all I want to do is cry. But good golly you look so pretty and if its healthy then why not? Right?

    1. Wow, thank you so much for such a sweet comment, Maria!

      Those magazines… PLEASE remember that those girls have tons of makeup artists and hairdressers at their disposal! Not to mention really good lighting and photo editing. My sister said her friends saw Giselle Bundchen on the street once and she looked completely like a “normal” person ;).

  59. Christina says:

    You are one of the most stunning women I’ve ever seen. Skin, hair, wow.

    1. Thank you!! Honestly, I’m always a little (a lot?) self-conscious posting photos on my blog, so I’m really grateful for your sweet comment.

  60. Jessica says:

    Katie you are sooo gorgeous!

    1. Thank you so much, Jessica!

  61. This is such a creative ice cream idea!! Love all the spins on staples like ice cream!

  62. Kaleigh says:

    What??? You thought The Last Samurai was only ok??? I’m sorry Katie, we can’t be best friends anymore 😉 Haha

    I’m pretty sure that was the first R movie I saw in the theaters, but I wasn’t 17 and I was with my dad, and it has been one of my favorite movies ever since.

    As for the dessert, I’m glad you like it! I don’t drink at all (for my 21st birthday, which was last year actually, I spent the whole day just hanging out with my dad who came to visit me at school, no alcohol, because he doesn’t drink either), so if I made it I would leave out the liquer and probably just use the hazelnut flavored stevia drops :)

    Hope you had an awesome rest of your day!

    1. Oh I’ve seen those flavored stevia drops… Never tried any, but I love how there are so many different flavors!

  63. GASP! You are brilliant. Putting my ice cream maker in my freezer NOW so I can be tipsy tomorrow morning :) can’t wait!

  64. Kim says:

    Dang, I’ve GOT to go get some frangelica now and I’ve never even tried it! I love ice cream and I do have a ice cream maker like yours (won it as 1st prize in an ice cream contest!) but I’ll have to wait till the weekend to try it; can’t drink during the work week. I’m not a vegan at all but I do so enjoy your blog. It’s obvious that you enjoy coming up with new recipes and you love sharing them with other people. BTW, love, love, love the cashew cookie bar! I take them to school with me and eat those instead of getting a candy bar, chips, etc. out of the vending machine. Thanks for all you do! :)

    1. Aw thanks, Kim! I’m so glad you like the bars… Those bars are addictive!

  65. For some reason, despite the fact that we’re in the middle of winter, I’ve been having huge cravings for ice cream recently This post came at the perfect time! Do you think your ice cream recipes made with almond milk would work in an ice cream maker, as opposed to freezing and blending? My food processor recently died from nut-butter making causes. :( And I’m looking for an excuse to take out my (one used once or twice) ice cream maker!

  66. That ice cream sounds delicious. I would try it with Bailey’s…yum! My first R-rated movie was Cruel Intentions in 7th grade. My friend’s older sister rented it and we stole it to watch! It’s still one of my favorite movies, but I think that’s because it was my first forbidden movie. =)

  67. Erin Rose says:

    You are so pretty! I eat Vegan most of the time and i just love all of your recipes! I remember i was 10 when my dad took me to the last samurai! I thought it was the worst movie ever! thank you for these desserts <3

    1. Haha worst movie ever? Oh don’t ever watch Harold and Kumar go to White Castle!
      (Then again, I know a lot of people love that movie, so maybe it’s just me!)

  68. *Andrea* says:

    Looks delicious!! I’m not typically an icecream person, but I love chocolate chips :) Your creations are so clever. Especially the brownies and cookies :)

    Love your last part here on health and listening to your body. I’m not sure I would want to be thinking about food 24/7 either or I would become obsessive (been there!).

  69. Jessica says:

    This just made me realize that I need to buy an ice cream maker now.
    And wow! I would have never thought that you’re 26, I would have guessed about 14 from your pictures! You look so young! But I guess that’s a really good thing when you’re old haha

    1. haha that’s what my mom tells me. (Oh, and I’m only 25… that feels old enough right now!)

  70. Ooh, yes, this sounds wonderful, however,I don’t have an ice cream maker or a vitamix. Do you think it would work in a food processor?

  71. Charissa says:

    Wow. This looks amazing. I don’t think I’d do the alcohol thing…but I think I need to try this!

  72. Nathalie says:

    I’ve been making ice cream a lot the last couple weeks. I favor blending a base of firm tofu or soy milk, and coconut milk :)

    I wanted to ask you, Katie, about your weight lifting. I’ve started doing it again myself after reading about it here reminded me. How much do you tend to do in a week? I remember you talking about rest days way back when, and was wondering if you lift on those rest days from running, or combine the days. Just curious (^-^)

    As for an r-rated movie, I honestly don’t remember! But I have a very poor memory for these things, lulz.

    1. Usually just like 2-3 times a week, often on rest days in the mornings while I’m answering blog comments. I don’t even know if you could call it a routine, and it’s just free weights. Maybe a total of 20 minutes? I really get bored, and I have to force myself to do even that!

  73. Rachel says:

    Katie your so flippin BEAUTIFUL!!!! :O xoxoxo

  74. LizAshlee says:

    Sounds rich..and so provocative! :)

  75. Katie says:

    Thanks for sharing the recipe! Did you know that the recipes on your blog is the reason I finally bought a food processor? I had been wanting one for YEARS (yes, years) but I was like “when will I ever use it?” and then more and more recipes kept popping up (on your blog and various other places) DELECTABLE-looking recipes I might add, and it banished my hesitations. Best. Purchase. Ever. Aside from running shoes (you should see my closet). So thanks for sharing!

    Also, I would love it if these weight comments could be put to rest. It must be hurtful to be the constant target of such nonsense. I feel a little sorry for the individuals who feel they need to dissect the physical attributes of a complete stranger. It reflects their own insecurities. Let’s just keep it to the tabloids, people! I’m just here for the food!

    Anyway thank you for your recipes and your ever-present optimism :) Have a fabulous day.

    1. Haha I think Cuisinart should pay me a commission! 😉

  76. Jessica says:

    Your weight isn’t anyone’s concern. If you were heavy there would be several people telling you not to have a dessert blog. This blog has nothing to do with your weight and it should not be focused on. As long as you feel good about yourself and are getting a lot of nutrients :) which you are!


  77. Loved the last part about listening to your body! You look great! And this ice cream sounds delicious! I am going to have to try it!

  78. Karina says:

    I’ve never even watched a PG-13 movie. The only TV I ever watch these days is football!

  79. Ice Cream!

    There’s a soda shoppe near me that sells creamy cocktails (basically ice cream with alcohol in it — a little bit more viscous than your recipe though — because they put it in the blender, so it has time to thaw out a bit)

    First R rated movie? Despite my mother and father not wanting me to see Runaway Bride when that came out… years prior I saw Pretty Woman… I also saw Pulp Fiction at a younger age…

  80. Alanna says:

    lol I guess you weren’t kidding when you said you were tipsy:

    “Mix all ingredients together in a dish (except optional ingredients, if they are chunky) in a dish.”

    Hehe. (c; This sounds so yummy that I sent my brother the link to the ice cream maker you recommended and asked him to buy it for my birthday. Granted, my b-day isn’t until June, but the fact that he’s going to go ahead and buy it now (and ship it to me rather than hold onto it – hooray for Amazon Prime!) tells you what an amazing brother I have. I suggested he try some of your recipes since he’s lactose intolerant and already uses almond, soy, and rice milk. Can’t wait to test this and the mint chip recipe (my favorite flavor of all time) for myself! 😀

    1. Oops lol! Thanks for letting me know :).

  81. Anonymous says:

    You look gorgeous now Katie! And to all the people who say you look unhealthy, that’s a lie! You’re practically glowing in that picture!

    1. maausi says:

      I agree 100%.
      There are people who are naturally skinny and very active, such as Katie (and myself), and it’s just unfair to accuse them of anything just because they like to eat healthy! I tried the junk-food weight gain/less active way of gaining weight, too, and in the end it contributed to my depression (I’m serious).
      So, to all of those who feel the need to troll Katie, stop it. You can’t change her (phew!), and it won’t make you feel better about yourself.
      And congrats on the 10 pounds, Katie :). They suit you well.
      [Btw, I love your blog and have been reading it for ages – but I got my own blog just a few days ago and started commenting on others.]

      1. Thank you, Maausi. And good luck with your new blog! I will definitely check it out :).

  82. Debbie says:

    Hi Katie,
    I spent a good part of my life trying to gain wait. Now that I am in my fourties, I am trying to take some off. Just continue your very healthy lifestyle. You look fabulous! Thanks for all of the great recipes!

  83. Aisha says:

    wow, i LOVE the make up in your photo katie, can u do mine!! tell us how u do it , id be lookin a mess after waking up and makeing alcoholic ice cream lol

  84. RiffRaff says:

    Hey Katie I wish you would leave your photos out, so I can focus on your wonderful recipes!
    You are as hott as your ideas, keep it up bcause im digging your style…

  85. charlie says:

    i love your blog and you wonderful posts!
    and i live in singapore 😉

  86. charlie says:

    whoops wrong post!

  87. Mab says:

    Noun: The sweet course eaten at the end of a meal.

  88. Diane says:

    Hi Katie
    I’m Diane, from Paris. I just wanted to say thank you for all those recipes.
    And also, thank you to make them so wonderful it makes me want to learn English even more :)
    Actually, i have one question : can you use fat free milk for this ice-cream ? (I’m need to lose a little weight)
    Thank you ! And keep posting fabulous recipes for your fans !

    1. I have tried it with almond milk with success. :)

  89. Nancy says:


    Just wondering about the coconut milk. Do I shake and use the whole can or pour off the liquid part?

      1. Anonymous says:

        Thanks, Katie, LOVE your blog and all the wonderful recipes you share!!!

  90. Meredith says:

    Katie where have you been all my life. I just came across your blog and have already tried several recipes. I just did a spin of some of your ice creams with 1/2 a frozen banana 1 cup of frozen almond milk vanilla salt and cocoa powder. I cannot believe how amazing this is. Now I can eat chocolate everyday. I am going to try the samoa pie this weekend. You are a genius thank you so so much!

  91. Juli says:

    This looks like fun!

  92. Emma says:

    The first r rated movie I saw was “it’s complicated” I saw it when I was ten me and my friend begged her older sister to get on her computer and down load it for us off of iTunes and she did after we payed her ten bucks, we felt so guilty we told our parents the next morning!

  93. Olivia says:

    At age 10 my mom me go see The King’s Speech with her since she thought it was educational…I was mortified since I didn’t see anyone else under the age of 40. Pretty sure it’s R…
    And yes, that movie only came out 4 1/2 years ago. Should’ve waited a few years to post this I guess…don’t worry, I have no immediate plans to try making this ice cream. I love your recipes though!