After my nutritionist talked about making homemade raw vegan Ice Cream, I immediately started looking for the perfect raw vegan ice cream recipe. Most of the recipes called for a lot of ingredients, ingredients that either took to long to make or were expensive, and weren’t ideal for me. Some recipes were just too thick, or too thin, or called for coconut meat or too many cashews. This left the ice cream tasting altered or wasn’t the ideal consistency.
So what is my ideal ice cream? Let’s start with the base of the ice cream. There are many different kinds of bases for ice cream. I have tried coconut, almond, and cashew based ice creams from the supermarket. Once the cashew based ice cream hit the market, this was by far the best ice cream base. I also wanted a recipe that was creamy when melted, but not too creamy where it’s too thick or inconsistent when turned into ice cream. I wanted an ice cream where I do not have to officially make any nut milks or require extra time to prep like almond milk and coconut meat take. I wanted an ice cream that was sweet and the sweetener to be easily kept as a staple. Blending dates would make the batter chunky and coconut nectar is extremely expensive. Raw agave in this case is very cheap and easy to have on hand. The ice cream recipe should also be able to easy to scale without using super tiny measurements, and the recipe shouldn’t have a huge list of ingredients either. An ideal ice cream recipe is one that can also be made easily in batches, yet be really high in quality.
After looking through dozens of recipes and trying a few, I decided to merge together and create a recipe that I feel is ideal and is easy to create based off of my logic and experience.
I used strawberries in this recipe and topped it off with walnuts.
|Serving Size||609 g|
|Calories from Fat||857|
|Total Fat||95.2 g|
|Saturated Fat||18.8 g|
|Total Carbohydrates||200.6 g|
|Dietary Fiber||6.2 g|
|1 1/2 cups soaked cashews rinsed and drained|
|1 cup water|
|1/2 cup raw agave syrup|
|1/4 tsp Himalayan salt, to flavour|
|1/2 tbsp vanilla extract|
|1/2 cup - 1 cup of toppings (optional), strawberries or chocolate chips are good|