Recipe Directions

1. Put all the ingredients in a VitaMix (you need a high speed blender for this) and blend until silky smooth. The ice cubes keep it from heating up and also keep it thick like a milk shake.

2. Pour into a pint container and put it in the freezer. Take it out to stir every hour or so. Since it’s already partly frozen, it stays smooth.

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By permutations

Exquisitely delicious and easy to make vanilla ice cream made from cashews and young coconuts.

It’s really amazing swirled with some raw chocolate sauce: cacao powder, agave nectar, vanilla extract, and a pinch of salt.

This is so good that it tends to disappear before it completely freezes.

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ice cream maker is fine. I do it.

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I've added my chocolate chip cookie dough for an amazing treat!

http://www.therawtarian.com/community/recipe/raw-chocolate-chip-cookies

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Do you have to soak the nuts first? Do you think it would make a difference?

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I made this before figuring out that young coconuts are very different from the brown hairy kind I used. Yuk! But the health food store didn't have the young kind. Where can I find young coconuts???

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I've added my chocolate chip cookie dough for an amazing treat!

http://www.therawtarian.com/community/recipe/raw-chocolate-chip-cookies

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I just made some and tasted it before I put it in the freezer...OMG! I am so ecstatic. It's absolutely fabulous! Oh, and I use a food processor and sweetened it with raw honey, it worked great!

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yummy! I made some- and since I don't have a high speed blender, i just used a coffee grinder on the cashews first and put everything in a regular blender.

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I just made this lastnight and it was great!! Thanks!!

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ice cream maker is fine. I do it.

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has anyone tried in small elctric icecream maker instead of keep stirring in freezer?

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I make something similar and sometimes add cacao nibs. it tastes very much like cookies and cream ice cream. I also blend the whole mixture with ice cubes and make cookies and cream or just vanilla milk shakes.

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When I used to eat nuts, I would soak them first. But it tasted probably not as good as it would if the cashews weren't soaked. I don't eat unsoaked nuts because I don't believe they are digestible, but I believe if you didn't soak them it would taste really amazing, but not as digestible.

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Do you have to soak the nuts first? Do you think it would make a difference?

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woweee...... this is amazing... but i didnt use coconut meat.. so i'm looking forward to trying it with that in... My SAD (double double SAD) Son wanted to make his own batch... so I made 4 batches, some made it to the freezer and is in there now,... but the rest got eaten by my RAW daughter, SAD husband, SAD X2 Son.... and this recipe can be so flexible to flavour in different ways... thankyou so much, i didnt think i could have icecream... WOW....Awesome...

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You're amazing. Every other sunday my raw friends that I made in my town throw Ice Cream Socials...every week it's banana based. I'm getting sick of bananas! This will be GLORIOUS, I just know it!!

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How is it sweetened? Or is it really just not sweetened? Somebody mentioned dates or agave, but I don't see either on the recipe - am I clueless or something?

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I have to try this next... I literally just finished my first batch of Vanilla Ice Cream using Almond Milk, Agave, Vanilla Extract and a pinch of salt. Oh, it is sooooooooooooooooooooooo good! It's more like a Vanilla Gelato, but it's still divine! I can't wait to try this one! Yum!!!

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I just made some & it was great! I really hate cashews though so I only used 1/2 cup but it still turned out great, although not 100% raw I placed some between two vegan chocolate chip cookies and omg I was in HEAVEN!!!

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OK...I made this tonight and it is crazy! It tastes better than "real" vanilla ice cream. it's creamy, sweet (i actually used only 4 dates because they make my blood sugar rise, and used some raw agave). I'm having them with the walnut brownies...ridiculously delicious. many, many thanks.

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Does this harden in the freezer or stay soft??

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Hi, so without the coconut its just cashews and vanilla or is there a coconut substitute? Banana? Or is that too strong of a flavor?

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I added a picture. I'm not the world's greatest food photographer. And also, most of it got eaten yesterday when I made it!

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I didn't use the coconut water because that tastes really coconutty, whereas the meat is fairly neutral, and I wanted the ice cream to taste like vanilla. You might use the water for coconut-flavored ice cream. Also, I confess, I love drinking the coconut water straight.

This tastes so much like the real thing that no one would know it's cashews and coconuts if you didn't tell them.And yes, you can mix all kinds of other things into it for variations.

I've also made it without the coconut when I didn't have any (doubled the cashews), and it's still very good.

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Yay, now I can make "ice cream" for my sons 2nd birthday party. Everyone thinks it's weird that I don't want him to have the real thing...maybe they wont even notice that it's not :D Sounds super yummy, easy, and has infinite variatios

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YUM! Should the juice from the coconut be used too, or just the meat?

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