View Full Version : I scream, you scream, we all scream for ICE CREAM (well, ice almond milk?)
11-09-2010, 11:28 AM
Hey everyone, I finally broke down and purchased an ice cream maker. I have a few raw ice cream recipes but I wanted to hear from you. What's your favorite?
Thank you kindly!
11-09-2010, 11:42 AM
I can't give you an exact recipe, but I know from experience....you have to add FAT to your ice milk. I like to add an avo to mine...then flavorings. It seems like the last time I had an ice cream maker to use, I used CASHEW MILK blended with whatever flavors and the avo. BEST OF LUCK.....and if you find a recipe you DO love, how about posting it!!!:D
11-09-2010, 11:47 AM
I was thinking about that... maybe brazil nut milk might be more fatty... /ponders
I will certainly post my findings. :D
11-09-2010, 01:03 PM
agree with the fat thing. I bought a second hand ice cream maker, and all the recipes i've tried, I would make a lot, and the leftovers always freeze to a solid brick! I even added coconut oil, avocado, etc, and it still happened, so guess there has to really be a lot of fat in it to work. Now I just make a single serving ice cream in my mini food processor whenever i want it :).
11-09-2010, 01:48 PM
Yes, I still think some of the best ice cream is frozen bananas, maple syrup, pecans. I put the frozen bananas in the FP, process until almost ready, then add maple syrup and pecans and process just enough to encorporate the pecans. YUMMMMMM.
11-10-2010, 11:33 PM
My fave is the one from Raw Food, Real World. It uses whole cashews and young coconut meat to make a nice, fatty base. Smooth and delicious.
11-10-2010, 11:36 PM
And don't forget sorbets! Pretty much just fruit/fruit juice, maybe water, sweetener. I use lemon juice to perk up some things. Don't forget when making frozen stuff that the fact that it is frozen means you need to bump up the sweetener a little.
11-11-2010, 02:01 PM
My first recipe was the Banana Almond chip ice cream from everyday raw. Perhaps chalk it up to attempt #1, but I wasn't fond of it.
The almond chocolate pieces I had to make for it were very tasty, but my "chocolate pieces" were more "chocolate fudge" in consistence. Tasty, but not what I was looking for.
And the quest continues!
11-14-2010, 04:08 AM
I am SERIOUSLY going to get myself an ice cream maker for Christmas! :p
11-16-2010, 06:07 PM
My second attempt: (courtesy of http://www.raw-food-living.com/ice-cream-recipes.html)
Since vanilla is the staple of all ice cream (IMHO), I had to include it on my site. Who doesn't love vanilla??
I don't have a coffee grinder so I just added the vanilla beans to the blender with everything else and it worked fine. It just added a little more texture!
• 2 vanilla beans
• 2 cups cashews or pieces
• 2 cups purified water
• 1 cup maple syrup
1. Grind vanilla beans in a blender
2. Combine vanilla and remaining ingredients in a blender.
3. Pour into an ice cream maker and freeze according to instructions.
This one tastes marvelous... its slightly grainy, but I kinda figured that with using the straight up cashews and not the cashew milk. Definately staying in the rotation. I may augment it next time with just using cashew milk.
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