Recipe Directions

FOR ICE CREAM

2c cashews

1/2c coconut butter/oil

1/4c agave nectar

1 vanilla pod

1c almond milk

1t lemon juice

1/2c tightly-packed fresh mint leaves

  • Scrape the inside of the vanilla pod, and discard the outer part. Alternatively, you can leave the outer part in water to infuse, making ‘vanilla water’.
  • Blend all ingredients in a high-speed blender until smooth.
  • Pour mixture into 4, round, equal-sized moulds and place in the freezer to set. I used metal rings with plastic film stretched over the base of them.

FLORENTINES

1/2c cashews

3T cacao powder

1/4c melted cacao butter

1/2t lemon juice

3T agave nectar

1/4c almond milk

1/4c cacao nibs

1/2c pistachio nuts, roughly chopped

  • Blend all ingredients, with the exception of the cacao nibs and pistachio nuts, in a high speed blender until smooth.
  • Transfer mixture to a bowl and stir in the cacao nibs and pistachios.
  • Use a spoon to form 8 Florentines (circles as big as the ice cream moulds you used) on some non-stick paper and place in the freezer to set. If you haven’t got enough room in your freezer to lay them out flat, you can put them in the fridge first, until they are firm enough to stack up in the freezer.

BEFORE SERVING

  • Remove the ice cream and Florentines from the freezer 1 – 2 hours before serving.
  • Assemble the sandwiches with one Florentine on the bottom, and one on the top, of the ice cream that you removed from the moulds.
  • Decorate the outside of the mint ice cream with some more chopped pistachio nuts.

From Chef Russell James! Found on therawchefblog.com and had to share!

Honeywater's Thoughts

A yummy twist to your basic ice cream sandwich!

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I am making this tonight!

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hey honeywater you joined on my birtday

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It looks sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo good an a mrsbatch I have 4 mints in my garden very intresting names here they are pinapple mint, mint,peppermint,and chocolate mint!!!! XD

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Cannot wait to try this as I have choc mint growing in my herb garden

it tastes like a peppermint patty Thanks

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holy wow!! that picture is amazing!!

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Russell James is great. He had lots of recipes on his website:

http://therawchefblog.com/cacao-pistachio-florentine-mint-ice-cream-sand...

He also offers classes. There is a link on his site.

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I don't know how it tastes but the pic is amazing!

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Sorry!!!! I just noticed that you did credit Russel James.

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I'm sorry honeywater, but I've seen this recipe & the photo on someone's website. His name is slipping my memory at the moment. I have a link to the blog on my home computer, but I'm not there right now.

I don't wish to be all Blog-cop, but you should give credit to the person who created it.

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Wow! This is to die for!

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OHHH MYYY GOODNESSS! I am sooo happy that this doesn't need a dehydrator for the cookie part! Yaaay!

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Wow! These look fabulous.

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