Thursday, April 29, 2010

R is for Raw Ice Cream



















After giving up conventional desserts about 7 years ago and then more recently putting down dairy products, I just figured my ice cream days were over.

Then I discovered raw ice cream! Yea!

By adding a few extra natural ingredients, you can turn almost any smoothie into creamy, delicious, decadent raw ice cream.

The best thing would be to google “raw ice cream recipes” for specifics…but most of them simply add coconut oil and young coconut meat to a fruit smoothie type thing.

Throw it all in the blender and blend till smooth. Then you chill it in a bowl in the fridge. Later you can add things like vegan chocolate chips, fruit or nuts.

An ice cream maker isn’t imperative but it does help with the consistency when freezing. I picked up an “out of the box” Cuisinart model for about $30 at a national bed and bath store. I just load the chilled mix into the frozen bowl, turn on and wait about 30 minutes.

Just think, in the time it takes to clean up the kitchen after dinner, you could have a custom blended, healthy raw treat that you feel good about putting in yourself and your family!

I store the bowl from the ice cream maker in the freezer
so that it alway ready to go!
If you put it in a plastic bag
it won't get frostbite.


1 comment:

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

How great is that....!!!
that looks yummy, frosty, cold, and delicious! who says you can't have taste and goodness in the same bite! lol

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ciao bella

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