I bought a couple of huge pineapples the other day because my daughter loves it in her morning juice but I still had one left so I thought I’d make a yummy dessert. I also wanted to make something that didn’t require a whole day dehydrating or over night freezing so raw pie came to mind. This recipe is so easy and quick to make!
The filling is a cashew cream with a hint of lemon flavour to give it that cheesecake likeness and the crust is made of almond meal. I just used Bob’s Red Mill which I guess isn’t technically raw since the almonds have been blanched but you could make your own too. You could also use whole almonds ground up with the dates and it would form a nice crust.
I loved the last ice cream I made so much I decided to try a new variation. I think I even like this ice cream more than any commercial soy or coconut ice cream I’ve bought in the past!
Some improvements made on the last recipe were soaking the cashews for a couple of hours and blending the mixture in the Vitamix instead of a food processor. The result was so much smoother and creamier.
Berry Swirl Ice Cream
I’ve come across a few recipes where avocado has been used as a mousse base and I always found the idea kind of unappealing! Anyway, I wanted to make some little tarts and I made a crust and was hunting around trying to find a smooth filling. The avocados were staring at me from the fruit bowl so I thought what the heck I’ll give it a go! Now I understand why people use avocado…it is simply delicious! so silky and creamy, it makes a perfect mousse.
Mini Choc Avocado Tarts
I found a few recipes for mint-choc ice cream so thought I’d give it a go! I’ve never made raw ice cream or even vegan ice cream before so I don’t own a machine and did this recipe by hand. It’s inspired by recipes in both Everyday Raw by Matthew Kenney and Thrive Foods by Brendan Brazier. It turned out really nice although I may try soaking the cashews next time and maybe blending in the Vitamix instead of processor to see if I can get it even smoother.
Mint Choc Chip Ice Cream