Theme week: Raw Desserts
As promised from via Tweeter request and me wanting to re-create my first attempt of making raw ice cream. Michelle and I got together yesterday and studied our recipes and decided to give making a no nut raw ice cream a try.
I have made an raw ice cream before though it had cashews in it. So since it looks like we have been having a theme of no nuts we decided to continue that theme.
And time to reveal the two flavors we created: Pomegranate and Chocolate chip cookie dough!!! Our friend Heather is having a great giveaway, and the criteria was to create something using pomegranate and one of Katie’s recipes. Well you all saw our creation of us following one of Katie’s fudge balls ideas earlier this week. We had some leftover of our chocolate covered chocolate chip balls so we decided to create two different flavors using these two ingredients!
Are you ready for the recipes……
Pure2Raw Recipe: Raw No Nut Ice Cream
- 2 medium bananas
- 1/3 cup lucuma powder
- 3 tbsp coconut butter
- 3 tbsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup water
- 1 tbsp vanilla
- 1 packet stevia (add more sweetness to taste)
Place bananas, lucuma powder, water, vanilla, and stevia into blender and blend till creamy.
Next add in your coconut butter and coconut oil.
And blend till smooth and well incorporated. It takes a few minutes!
Time to flavor
We first did pomegranates.
Add 4 tbsp of fresh pomegranates to blender (or till your liking of flavor)
Again blend till creamy!
Next up … chocolate chip cookie dough ice cream
Follow the same ice cream recipe above. Though to flavor it you will add in some cookies… we added our leftover chocolate covered chocolate chip cookies to ours! Cut each cookie ball into little pieces. Size doesn’t matter you may cut as small or as large cookie chucks as you would like in your ice cream.
Next stir in the cookie chucks
OMG…. food orgasmic !!!
Now for the hardest part… waiting.
Set your ice cream mixtures into the freezer and WAIT!!! If you can 😉
We let ours set for about 5-6 hours. Felt like a little kid again waiting for the ice cream truck to come!
TIME TO EAT DEVOUR ICE CREAM!!!
Pomegranate Ice Cream Anyone???
Thirds???? Who wants cookie dough???
I never thought I would ever make my own ice cream… yet here I am doing it. And the great thing it was fun and easy.
Reasons why we love this recipe:
- contains no dairy or animal product
- good for me
- easy to do
- low in sugar
- contains the ‘good fat’
- taste great
- no special equipment except a blender
- And best of all NO UPSET TUMMY!!!
Michelle and I hope you enjoyed our raw ice cream lesson. We have seen a ton out there in the blog world, here are just a few… Gena’s soft served, raw food nation’s strawberry ice cream, and Melissa’s almond banana oh the list could go on…. so many great recipes and flavors out there!!! So exciting to see all the ice cream love!!!
We would love to hear your ideas and/or recipes! We have already started coming up with some new ideas to create more versions of ice cream… more to come soon we promise 😉 Gosh the ideas keep rolling…
Thanks for stopping by…
And we would like to say Happy 25th Birthday to our dear friend Gina! Happy Birthday girl! Eat some cake on us!!!
Till next time,