Icecream rulz!

by Vashte on February 18, 2014

100% natural, raw, glutenfree, celiac, coconut, refined sugar free, wholefood, icrecream, wheatfree, paleo

icecream by Vashte.com

It’s the middle of February. It’s stinking hot. Who doesn’t feel partial to a little icecream every now and then?! The thing is, the vast majority all that soft, creamy, delightful icecream out there contains ingredients along the lines of antifreeze; is made virtually entirely of refined sugar and all it’s cohorts;  not to mention artificial colours, flavours and dead food sorts rendering this sugar bomb completely toxic to our fabulous human bodies. Sai la vie Golden Gaytime!! Despite how well some people’s tastebuds have been  brain washed- or rather taste washed; I am here to help bridge the gap between what is readily available out there and that crazy, sexy hippie food! Lets have a go with homemade icecream!!!

I like icecream. I’m particularly fond of vanilla- with things in it, like pecans, honeycomb, chocolate, caramel. So I discovered and recreated an idea on how to make my own  icecream with no icecream maker. Just fresh from scratch. No dairy. No refined sugar thankyou very much. And I did!! I think it is delish, healthy and fun and am pleased with my first batch, and will be working on improvements for the next! I have my official taste tester ready to go to critique me fairly but harshly. I can handle it!

I made my Coconut, Almond and AmazonBerry Icecream from wholefoods. Which means, in you and I language,- no packets of anything!! All natural. No refined sugar added. It’s really good :))) The only thing about making homemade icecream without an icecream maker is that it sets really hard. I think an icecream maker stops that. But never the less; it just means you can’t go sneaking a spoonful everytime you are bored and grazing the fridge/freezer (we all do it); so can save you from overindulging. I’m good with that! I have to take this icecream out of the freezer in advance so that it can begin to melt for me to access it. Plan ahead!

Beware when making it up as the mixture before freezing; is just divine. I was not willing to share licking the vitamix bowl with anyone!! LOL

So easy!

What you need:

  • 2 cups raw organic cashews- soaked for 2 hours in filtered water
  • meat from one-two young coconuts
  • water from one young coconut
  • a dash of organic vanilla essence
  • pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 1/4 cup of coconut flower nectar
  • 3 tablespoons of granulated stevia
  • 1/4 cup organic extra virgin coconut oil
  • 1 cup pecans – soaked for two hours in filtered water
  • 1 cup Amazon Berries
  • 1 cup organic almonds. Soaked for 6 hours minimum in filtered water.

How to make it work:

dairy and sugar free icrecream by vashte.com

  • Place all ingredients, aside from some pecans and berries and all almonds, in your blender. You will need a high speed blender, such as a vitamix or similar- there are some great versions for reasonable prices available these days. We need the mixture to be creamy and smooth, no lumps. Blend until the mixture is precisely that- creamy and smooth.
  • Chop almonds, remaining pecans and berries and fold into the smooth, creamy mixture leaving some aside so you can sprinkle on top to make your icecream look even more inviting.
  • chopped soaked nuts www.vashte.com
  • Pour into your chosen container and set in the freezer.

B-U-T-FUL!!!!!

homemade icecream by vashte.com

Remember this will result in a very solid icecream. That is to be expected. Just remove from the freezer before you intend to eat it to allow some defrosting to occur.

This is a basic recipe- add more to it, go wild with the flavours, natural additions and toppings!

Who said natural food was difficult, hard or boring??!!!! YUMMMO!!!!

Please feel free to share and add to this recipe! I am open for ideas and will be making a new batch up very soon!!

xx Vashte xx

 

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