By Kira Trussova
Note from Kira: This raw ice cream recipe turns out very rich, light, and creamy. If you are an ice cream lover, this recipe is just for you!
Ice Cream Maker (optional)
Ice Cream Base
1 cup cashew (or pili, pine, macadamia or other white nuts)
1 1/3 cups almond milk (blend 2 cups soaked almond with 3 1/2 cups purified water, 3-5 pitted dates, pinch of Himalayan or high mineral salt, and 1 tsp. powdered sunflower lecithin)
1/2 cup xylitol (or other sweetener of choice)
2 vanilla beans, scraped seeds
2 tsp. vanilla extract
pinch of Himalayan, high mineral, or sea salt
2 TBS coconut oil
1. In a high-powered blender, add cashews, almond milk, xylitol, vanilla extract, and salt. Blend until smooth and creamy. This may take 2 to 4 minutes.
2. Then add the vanilla bean seeds and coconut oil. Blend until well incorporated
3. Pour the ice cream batter into the ice cream machine and follow manufacturer’s instructions. (Optional) Or you may also put in the freezer overnight.
4. For variation for chocolate or berry ice cream, add 1/2 cup cacao powder or your favorite berries to the ice cream base.
5. Be free to decorate this ice cream with raw cookies, chocolates, or any other sweet treats. Nothing can spoil the taste of this awesome ice cream!
6. Serve! This ice cream is too yummy to store in the freezer for more than a day!
MEET THE CHEF
Twenty three year old raw food chef Kira Trussova from Kazakhstan has always enjoyed making healthy and delicious meals for her family. Being a vegetarian for more than 12 years, she felt she was ready to move on to something healthier. “I wanted to be healthier and explore new things in my life.” That was when she began to eat only raw food. Later she found out that she needed more knowledge in proper nourishment, detox, fasting, and raw food preparation which led her to attend Pure Joy Culinary Academy in 2014. “PJCA satisfied all my demands!”
After the chef training with Elaina Love, Kira explored the real art of raw food and the best way to nourish her body. In 2015, with big support from her father, she opened the firm Raw Joy – High Vibe Food for Your Soul – where she runs a mini shop in a sports club and provides raw food workshops and food delivery service.
She loves to create new raw desserts and raw fast food while staying healthy and in good shape. “I don’t have to sacrifice my desire to eat burgers and chocolates in order to always be ready for the summer season!”
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