Recipe Directions

1. Grind the cashews in a food processor or blender until finely ground. If you are using nibs, add them at this time too.

2. While the processor is running add a little water at a time until the mixture is about the texture of yogurt or a little thicker.

3. Blend about 2 minutes more to get out all clumps. May want to scrape under blade to get any clumps stuck there.

4. When the texture is smooth to your liking pour it into a container that can go into the freezer.

5. Add agave and cocoa powder to taste and stir.

7. Put mixture into freezer and beat with a whisk or fork every twenty minutes or as the edges start to freeze for about 1 or 2 hours. You can really eat it whenever you like, it doesn’t have to be completely frozen.

You can also eat this unfrozen as a chocolate cream with berries or other fruit. YUMMY!

VARIATIONS: vanilla: add vanilla extract or bean instead of cocoa powder Any fruit: Add fruit or fruit juice (instead of water) to the food processor after the cashews are blended into a cream.

Erin's Thoughts

By erin

This ice cream is about the richest, creamiest ice cream ever. And it’s REALLY easy. This will satisfy your ice cream cravings no matter how bad you want the real thing…it might even be better. I’m not eating a raw diet, I just have fun experimenting with it and prefer this over regular ice cream. I would imagine this could be frozen with an ice cream maker, but I don’t have one so I have never tried. If you try it let me know how it goes! I did not include amounts because they depend on how much you want to make and your tastes.

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Mmmm, yum, did you soak the cashews?

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I just mixed this up and it's in the freezer. The batter tastes yummy though! I added a little coconut butter, coconut oil and some peppermint extract. mmmm. mint chocolate!

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Cloudberry is a somewhat sweet berry indigenous to Scandinavia, where it grows in the wild (it has not been domesticated). It's rich in vitamin C, and contains lots of benzoic acid (a food preservative), so it keeps fresh for months. You can buy them at IKEA, or any other outlet that sells Scandinavian foodstuffs. Myself, I just go up in the mountains in the summer, trekking for hours, picking cloudberries.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Hjortron.jpg

They are delicious with whipped cream (not vegan, so try semi-frozen vanilla almond milk with some agave nectar).

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angie, you can also powder those freeze dried fruits and vegetables and use them in flavorings for almost everything. Cookies, breads, pies, etc, etc. I was wondering about the cloudberries too.

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emilhenry, What are cloudberries?

Also, I have never thought of using freeze dried berries, but it sounds good, and I have been wondering what to do with the freeze-dried strawberries I bought. I have made something like this with strawberries, and I didn't like it much, but I think it was because I didn't add enough strawberries for good flavor because I didn't want it to get too icy with that much liquid, and I could taste the cashews really strong. I want to try it now with macadamia nuts and the strawberry powder. Thanks for the ideas, everyone!

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Bless you. I just made this with 100 grams Brazil nuts, free amounts cocoa and water, and one tablespoon honey (heated in a cup in a sink with warm water). Pineapple juice might replace both the water and honey. I will try tomorrow. When the season comes, I'll make this with cloudberries!

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LTMeadows...I definitely think you could use other flavors for this. For the "just strawberries" you could powder them and use them in place of the cocoa powder. Or you could even use fresh strawberries or any other fruit and throw them in the food processor with everything else. I'm sure it'd be great! Let me know if you try it.

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I was just about to mention that you didn't put the measurements but looking at the instructions seems like it's not that difficult to figure out. Do you think other flavors can be made besides chocolate if using dehydrated fruit? I was thinking about trying strawberry with some "just strawberries" http://www.justtomatoes.com/OJSB-P.html

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this was so awesome, i made it using my vitamix and instead of water, i added several cups of ice. me and my boy ate it right away, i even called my dad to tell him about it. we're both experimenting with raw foods, trading recipes and such. this was just great though. super rich.

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sobizaar, that should work. Let me know how it comes out if you try it.

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what about hemp nuts/milk????

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Just thought of another nut that I think would be perfect...macadamia! But maybe a little costly.

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Mon46,

You could experiment with any all nuts. The more oily the nuts are the smoother the consistency. I think brazil nuts would be good. You could also make nut milk and substitute that for the cashew cream. I think it would be delicious made with coconut milk...let me know if you try that and i'll let you know if I do first. Hope that helps, let me know if you have any more questions. - erin

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This looks great. Would it be possible to substitute another nut for the cashews,though? They really don't agree with me (or maybe it's that I don't agree with them?!).

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This was delicious! I was impatient though and added ice and a frozen banana so that I could drink it as a milkshake right away. It was yummy. I also added a vanilla bean... Ok so I changed it quite a bit.... but I tasted it throughout the whole process and it was fantastic all the time. I love raw ice cream! Thanks for posting it!

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this looks alot like karen knowler's recipe and it looks delicious. can't wait to try it!

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