Wednesday, 19 October 2011

best raw vegan ice cream


Also check out this ice cream recipeor this one.

Leave the So Good, Rice Dream and even Coconut Bliss in the store, boys and girls. True bliss resides in THIS ice cream. It's actually dangerous, it is so good. Even compared to all the dairy ice creams I had before going vegan and raw, this is the best. You must make it for yourself to understand.

Luckily it's pretty affordable and very easy, because you'll be making a lot of it. I usually have at least two pints in the freezer. It's really easy to change up too!

Whether you like it simple, chocolate-y, a mash up of a bunch of things (ex. chocolate swirl, caramel, chunks of nuts, nut butter, or raw cookie dough) or fancy flavors like lavender and basil; this recipe is the perfect base for all types. The flavour shown is vanilla with a chocolate swirl (just chocolate sauce stirred in after the vanilla ice cream thickens up a little.)

raw vegan coconut ice cream: makes about 3-6 servings

2 cups soaked raw cashews 
Coconut meat from 2 young Thai coconuts (about 1 3/4 cups)
1 cup non-dairy milk
3/4 cup agave/honey/maple syrup
Seeds from 1/2 - 1 vanilla bean (I love vanilla so I use a whole one)
2 T vanilla extract 
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup plus 1 T or so of coconut oil, melted

Blend all ingredients except coconut oil in your blender (Vita-Mix works best!) until lusciously smooth and creamy. Melt coconut oil in a bowl that's sitting in a larger bowl filled with hot water. Add in and blend until mixed. Try it now... Yeah. I know. 

Now try to resist eating it all before it's frozen: if you have an ice cream maker use that. 

But if you're like me and don't have one, put the batter in several small jars or freezable containers (single servings!) and stick them in the freezer. Check back every 30-60 minutes and stir until they are eventually frozen, creamy delights.
If you're adding a chocolate or caramel swirl, or nuts or chunks of banana or WHATEVER you wanna add, mix in your goodies when the ice cream is quite thick but not frozen and they won't sink to the bottom or completely mix into the vanilla ice cream. This is how you get that swirl/ribbon effect. Can you say lovely?!

38 comments:

cookingwithlysa said...

I will attack this recipe...very very soon. Sounds amazing !!

Emily von Euw said...

Mmm it's so different every time, but always delicious =) Tell me if you like it!

Anonymous said...

Hey, what is the red balls? thanx

Emily von Euw said...

those were dried raspberries. pretty tasty! fresh would be better though.

Anonymous said...

What do you use for the 1 cup of non-dairy milk?

Emily von Euw said...

What ever non-dairy milk I have at the time! :) Like hemp, almond, coconut, rice, or soy. The possibilities are endless, thus I leave the specific "milk" to use up to the reader.

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much! Can't wait to try it! :)

Anonymous said...

Hey, this looks sooo good! Do you have any suggestions an what I could use instead of coconut? I'm fairly allergic to that but I would really like to try this!

Emily von Euw said...

I am sorry for that :(
It won't end up as creamy but you can use 3/4 more vegan milk, and 1 cup more cashews.

Cheers! x

Beth Mickens said...

Can this recipe be split in half? Also, any suggestions on how to maybe add some pineapple and lime into it? THANKS!

Emily von Euw said...

Yep! And I'd say - just add them after the blending is done :)

Rachel Chew said...

im licking my spatula as I type. Ohmyfoodgasm!!!! :)
Thanks so much for your awesome recipe!

Emily von Euw said...

Hehehe sweet!! =) Thank you

x

Susy said...

if I am using an ice cream maker, when do I add "whatever" I wanna add? like cocholate, carob caramel, etc? when stops? at the beginning? or stop it and add?.....
Thank you!

Elka said...

Hey Em, I just want to tell you..

THANKX! your blog is just AMAZING and very very inspiring for one that's starting in raw food.

Thankx for all your explosive recepies and your incredible energy!

Love,

elka

Ed said...

Do you know how many calories are in this yummy ice cream?

Emily von Euw said...

Hmm nope haha... maybe 250 per 1/2 cup serving? It's definitely not more than your regular dairy ice cream, and the all the calories are coming from healthy whole fast :)

em

Emily von Euw said...

fats*

Anonymous said...

Hi, may i know which ingredient makes the ice cream thick and creamy?..Thank you

Emily von Euw said...

Hey! It's the cashews + coconut meat.

Anonymous said...

Hi Emily, I've tried...turns out great...thanks a million.....
best regards,
Sara.K (Singapore)

Katherine said...

Can I use walnuts instead of cashews? :)

Emily von Euw said...

Yes!

Anonymous said...

Hi,

I can't get coconut meat! Will coconut cream work?

Thanks :)

Emily von Euw said...

Yep!

Samantha Topp said...

Hi,

Can you replace the cashews with almonds? thanks :)

Emily von Euw said...

Yes :D

key2life said...

Is there a nut free alternative? I feel as if it just won't be the same.. but I have an allergy to nuts! :(

Emily von Euw said...

If you like avocados, you can use them instead, and I would suggest adding some cacao powder to make it chocolate :)

Anonymous said...

Where would you buy the coconuts for the coconut meat from? Thankyou :)

Emily von Euw said...

Health food store, asian market... most grocery stores around where I live have them ;)

Unknown said...

This looks amazing! I would like to add lime and basil -- any suggestion on how much of each to add?

Emily von Euw said...

@Unknown - Just keep adding in small amounts and then tasting. :)

Emily von Euw said...

@Unknown - Just keep adding in small amounts and then tasting. :)

Lex said...

Can I swap cashews for anything else? Cashews give me migraines.

Emily von Euw said...

@Lex - yes! Any other nut will work :)

Anonymous said...

Looks yummy !... but I'm on a candida diet, so I can't have honey or agave nectar or maple syrup. Any idea what else I could use as a substitution? Apple sauce and stevia maybe ? thx

Emily von Euw said...

@Anonymous - that would work!

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