Raw I Scream

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When it comes to a few of my favorite raw food recipes, I have a don’t ask don’t tell policy.  By that I mean unless someone asks me, and by someone I don’t mean prying, finicky eaters who want to know what’s in a recipe just so they can tell you all the ingredients they hate and use each one as an excuse not to try things, I don’t talk about how things are made.  For example, when I make this raw food recipe for ice cream, I serve it up without mentioning the word raw, vegan, dairy-free, sugar-free, gluten free or for God’s sake, healthy!  Homemade raw ice cream is a favorite. Everyone dishes up and enjoys the goods long before I could explain all the nutritional benefits of having a cream base from young coconuts instead of cow’s milk.  Here is a recipe for “Vanilla I Scream” as I call it. Mix it up with flavors as you see fit.  A few of my faves are “Choc-Cow-Not I Scream”, “Chai Scream”, and “Horchata I Scream” with raw dulce de leche caramel (comment below if you want that recipe-YUM).

I Scream (raw, Dairy-Free Ice Cream)

Ingredients:
seeds from one vanilla bean
juice from one young coconut (need 1 cup)
meat from one young coconut (need at least ¾ cup)
1 cup almond milk (see video here)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
1/3 cup chopped dates (be sure NO PITS)
¼ to ½ cup maple syrup (taste to adjust sweetness)

Put all ingredients in the Vita-Mix and blend on high until creamy smooth.  Pour half the mixture into an ice cube tray, refrigerate the remaining half.  Once the cubes are frozen, add then back to the unfrozen mixture in the blender.  Blend to a soft-serve consistency and enjoy!

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  • Courtney

    I just tried my first raw ice cream and loved it (my whole non-raw, non-vegan fam thought it was amazing too!) Would love this dulce recipe!! Thanks!

  • Lori

    Hi I would love to have the Horchata ice cream recipe with the dulce de Carmel recipe. My grandchild is always here and I try to get her to eat but here she is so busy that she runs away from it . She is 2 years old. Thank you Lori

  • Joy

    Lori,
    Hats off to you for inspiring healthy eating habits in your 2 year old granddaughter! I have a 3 and a half year old son, so I hear you when it comes to the challenge to getting them to be engaged with their food. Maverick, my son, does best when he gets to help. He loves to help make the horchata ice cream. We make it by following the recipe for almond milk but reducing the water to 2 cups. One we have the almond milk made, we put the milk back into the Vita-Mix with 1 teaspoon of fresh ground cinnamon, the natural sweetener of your choice (I like to use medjool dates because they add to the viscosity of the cream), 1 cup soaked cashews (soak for 1 hour and drain water before adding). Once we have the cream ready and flavored to our liking, we either use the ice cream maker or we cheat and put half the mixture into ice cube trays to freeze and the other half in the fridge (keep it in the Vita-Mix). When the cubes are frozen, we blend the cubes with the refrigerated mixture and we have soft serve horchata ice cream that is dairy free, totally raw, and absolutely delicious.

    Here’s to you and your granddaughter enjoying it as much as Maverick and I do!

    Thank you,
    Joy

  • pallas

    would love the dulce de leche recipe too.. thanks a lot!

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