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1 cup cashew pieces (soaked for 4 or 5 hours)
1/4 cup packed dates (pitted, cut in half, soaked for 30 minutes)
1/2 cup reserve water (from soaking the dates)
1 1/4 cups fresh cherries (pitted, coarsely chopped)
1 cup firm young Thai coconut meat (I used 1 large coconut)
1 cup coconut water
1/2 cup and 1 tablespoon of agave syrup
1 vanilla bean (scraped)
1 tablespoon vanilla extract or 2 vanilla beans
2 pinches of sea salt
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 capful cherry extract (Boyajian brand)
2 to 3 tablespoons raw cacao powder
1. Add all the ingredients into the Vitamix and blend until smooth.
2. Pour into a container and chill in the fridge until nice and cold (several hours or overnight).
3. Pour the mixture into the ice cream maker (according to the manufacturer’s directions). It takes about 30 minutes to reach a nice soft serve consistency.
4. Stick ice cream into the freezer for a couple hours for a firmer texture that you can scoop with an ice cream scooper.
JoyceH's ThoughtsBy JoyceH
After purchasing our new ice cream maker over the 4th of July weekend, we couldn’t resist another weekend of experimentation.
My husband loves fresh cherries so I brought home a 2 pound bag of big fresh organic cherries (from our co-op).
This turned out amazing! I believe I had beginners luck creating my own recipe! My husband absolutely loved this rich decadent ice cream.
For more information, details, and photos, check out my blog and dessert album :-)
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