An all raw ice-cream recipe:
After combining several recipes I found online, I came up with the following when CD requested another batch of homemade ice-cream.
First I made the chocolate chunks:
Stir together 2 TBSP warm coconut oil (it’s need to be in a liquid state), 2 TBSP cocoa powder (we’re running low on cocoa, and so I actually used carob), and 1 TBSP maple syrup. Spread on a piece of parchment paper and place in the freezer while you make the ice-cream.
Next up, ice-cream.
Blend the following:
- 1 cup raw cashews soaked for 1 – 2 hours. I skipped the soaking.
- 4 TBSP coconut oil
- 1/2 cup young coconut meat. I didn’t have a coconut on hand and used 4 TBSP of Artisana raw coconut butter instead. Could probably sub unsweetened shredded coconut as well.
- 1 cup frozen cherries
- 1 1/4 cups water
- 2 packets of stevia
- 1 tsp vanilla
- Pinch of sea salt
Pour into ice-cream maker and follow freezing instructions. About 5 minutes before the ice-cream is done, add a few more frozen cherries and the frozen chocolate/carob for chunkage factor.
This recipe was really rich and creamy…almost a bit too much. I’m all for some healthy fats, but I’m going to try and tweak the recipe a bit…maybe try it without the coconut butter, or perhaps unraw it with the following:
Just when I was longing for a non-dairy creamer that A) was available in my area, B) did not contain soy, and C) did not go by the name Sugar Free Vanilla Coffee-Mate, I get an email announcing a new product from the brilliant folks at Turtle Mountain, makers of the So Delicious product line. They now make a coconut milk creamer. I thought I’d died and gone to heaven when I opened my box of samples. Expect a review very soon.
In closing, a shout-out to my adorable little brother pictured below.
His just launched his company, Start My Song, a web application where anyone can upload their new song demos ready for publishing. Anyone else in the world can listen to and rank the songs allowing Start My Song to create a TOP SONGS list directly on the homepage (http://startmysong.com/). All one needs to do is visit Startmysong.com to begin hearing today’s newest material from songwriters everywhere pre-filtered by the end users. The PLAY ALL button makes it even easier as one can just sit back and listen while the top songs playlist plays the newest hits in order of popularity. Be sure to check it out. Super cool, and I’m so proud of you Scottie!! Um, I mean Scott. 😉