A face full of boogers

I mentioned in recent post that Emmett is currently inside of a flare up. His mouth has the sores still and they are quite painful. 

The flare has yet to run its course and now he has a pretty nasty cold. 

He sneezed this morning and ended up with a face full of boogers. That of course was instant sensory overload for him as that is a huge trigger for him. 

The only thing that he will eat during a flare up is the extremely over priced, coconut milk ice cream.  That was on my to do list this morning. 

He loves this stuff and it’s pretty healthy,  considering it’s ice cream.

The downside is that it’s $6 a pint. That aside,  it’s really good.  🙂  I’ve been known to sneak a taste now and then..  Shh

I was wondering if you have ever tried this with your kids?

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Ella

I discovered I was lactose intolerant a few years ago. I can't tell you how thrilled I was when I discovered coconut milk ice cream. Almost as good as the real deal.
 
One thought for cost might be to make your own coconut milk ice cream? I haven't done this myself, but I've seen it done. Ice cream machines apparently go for as little as $50 these days. With the cost of the ingredients, I'd guess it would pay for itself in the time it takes you to go through 15-20 pints. Coconut milk ice cream can be as simple as mixing together sugar, full fat (which means canned) coconut milk, and flavoring, dumping it into the machine, and setting it to run. Adding gelatin, arrowroot powder, agar agar can make the ice cream freeze with a better consistency, but aren't necessary.
 
Of course, I'd completely get it if the upfront investment and time wasn't worth it. But it's a thought.

lostandtired

@Ella I hadn't thought of that. What a great idea. Plus Emmett would love making it. Thanks again. 🙂

nursesparky

 @lostandtired Maybe even try the ice and plastic bag trick? http://flexitarianwriter.blogspot.com/2012/01/coc… I'm actually tempted to make some tonight for a co worker who can't have dairy, and doesn't know how to cook. Also I don't know about your thrift stores, but ours seems to always have an ice cream maker in the appliance section, cheap. (I even got lucky once and found a kitchen aid stand mixer, pre buy out from whirlpool so it still has all metal parts, for $20.)

lostandtired

@nursesparky great idea 🙂

rmagliozzi

Yes! We love the coconut milk ice cream. We have allergies to dairy, soy, and almonds among other things. Coconut is safe. Coconut is great for Emmett, by the way. It has antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties and is easily absorbed by the body. If he has a virus it will help destroy it. Somebody actually took the monolaurin from coconut that kills all those bad buggers and put it into these little pellets you can take with your meals to stay healthy. It is a product called Lauricidin. 

lostandtired

@rmagliozzi I didn't know that. Wow, that's awesome. I totally appreciate this. 🙂

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