pumpkin spice ice cream

Pumpkin spice ice cream is a delicious treat that aides the transition from summer to fall. Few things say the crispness of fall like pumpkin spice ice cream. It’s a treat that can balance out any warm fall day, filling your heart and belly with the coolness of ice cream while enjoying the pumpkin spice of fall. It’s a family tradition that will keep on going year after year. 


Pumpkin spice ice cream is easy to make, and disappears quickly. 

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Add 8 pastured egg yolks  to a stand up mixer on high to emulsify for 10 minutes. Add 1 cup of homemade kefir made from raw cream, 2 teaspoons vanilla and  1/4 cup local honey, or less. We are not sweet eaters and lean on the less side. Add 15 ounces of pumpkin, one tablespoon cinnamon, 2 teaspoons of nutmeg (freshly grated nutmeg is best) and 1 teaspoon of ground ginger. 

Add this mixture to your ice cream maker and let it chill. Store it in your freezer until you’re ready to consume. A little goes a long way. 

Bowl of Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

If you don’t have an ice cream maker, first, ask for one on your Christmas list – it’ll be a present for the whole family and you’ll never regret it! Ice cream makers with their own refrigeration unit, or compressor, with a stainless steel (as opposed to an aluminum one), like this one, or this one, are phenomenal in several ways. They can make batch after batch after batch of ice cream without fail. Additionally, they make ice cream that is not so soft, soft serve but instead make it more like ice cream from a store bought container. After this ice cream is put in the freezer, it’s most like ice cream from the store, it’s truly amazing. 

Ice cream makers with compressors on them are larger but do not have a bowl on them that needs to be stored in your freezer, stealing valuable freezer space. There is not contest, in these ice cream makers. Choosing a wooden tub with you churn or getting an ice cream maker with a compressor is the only way to go for authentic ice cream feel and consistency. Finding one that does not use an aluminum bowl is important, like this one, as aluminum and other heavy metals detrimental to your health. 

*Nourishing Plot is written by Becky Plotner, ND, traditional naturopath, CGP, D.PSc. who sees clients in Rossville, Georgia. She is a Board Certified Naturopathic Doctor, through The American Naturopathic Medical Association and works as a Certified GAPS Practitioner who sees clients in her office, Skype and phone. She has been published in Wise Traditions, spoken at two Weston A. Price Conferences, Certified GAPS Practitioner Trainings, has been on many radio shows, television shows and writes for Nourishing Plot. She serves on the GAPS Board of Directors and has recently been named “The GAPS Expert” by Dr. Natasha and will serve teaching other Certified GAPS Practitioners proper use of the GAPS protocol. Since her son was delivered from the effects of autism (Asperger’s syndrome), ADHD, bipolar disorder/manic depression, hypoglycemia and dyslexia, through food, she continued her education specializing in Leaky Gut and parasitology through Duke University, finishing with distinction. She is a Chapter Leader for The Weston A. Price Foundation. becky.nourishingplot@hotmail.com

“GAPS™ and Gut and Psychology Syndrome™ are the trademark and copyright of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. The right of Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride to be identified as the author of this work has been asserted by her in accordance with the Copyright, Patent and Designs Act 1988.

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