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Fudgy Raw Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream (You Can Make Without An Ice Cream Maker)

Hey, lovelies!

As promised, I am making an effort to create, photograph and upload recipes more often. Why? Because I truly do believe food can be medicine, and I want resources such as this one to be available to all.

Now, granted, I do tend to make a lot of sweet treats (pistachio ice cream, paleo chocolate donuts, and more…), but that’s just because so-called “healthy” sweets are the best way to introduce people to healthier lifestyles. Do you agree? 

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Regardless, after trying this recipe, you’ll be thanking me. Because, yes, it’s that good.

Ice Cream Batter

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Fudgy Raw Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream

Serving Size: 10 servings

Preparation Time: 20 minutes + freeze time

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/4 cups raw cashews, soaked overnight for 6-8 hours.
  • 13.5 oz of full-fat coconut milk
  • 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1/4 cup raw honey or maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup fancy Medjool dates (soaked for 30+ minutes)
  • 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/8 tsp sea salt
  • 3/4 cup raw cacao powder
  • (Optional): 1/4 cup of raw cacao nibs on top

Directions:

  1. The night before you make the ice cream, soak the cashews in cool water for 6-8 hours.
  2. When ready to begin, add soaked, drained cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, sweeteners, vanilla, sea salt and raw cacao powder to a high-speed blender. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down sides as needed. ‘
  3. Adjust the sweetness as needed, adding more raw honey or maple syrup if desired.
  4. Line a loaf pan with wax paper then pour the ice cream batter into the pan. Let chill for 1 hour, then add raw cacao nibs (and other additions, such as edible flowers) on top.
  5. Let chill for 4 more hours (minimum). Before scooping, let sit out for 20-30 minutes to soften and use a hot scoop to ease the process.
  6. Enjoy immediately or transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and smooth flat with a spoon. Cover securely. Will keep in the freezer for 7-10 days.

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