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Ice Cream

Raw Ice Cream Recipes

Turtle  Ice Dreams

Turtle Ice Dreams are fast, easy to make and delicious.  It is as simple as blending all the ingredients in the blender (the more you blend, the creamier it gets). If you don't have an ice cream maker, then just place the mixture in a metal bowl in the freezer and stir once an hour to keep it creamy while it freezes.  It takes about 3-4 hours. Another alternative to using an ice cream maker: if you have a Champion Juicer or equivalent - just freeze the ice cream mixture (ideally in a rectangular pan), cut it into strips, and then run it through the juicer. This makes it very creamy and is soft-serve raw ice cream.

Turtle Ice Dreams came from the experience of eating avocado with honey. Yummy!  Then add a little lemon, serve it cold and make it creamy.  Even better! The only way to improve on this combination is to add local wild greens to the mixture!  And thus, came the first Turtle Ice Dream recipe, the Green Revolution!

Green Revolution Turtle Ice Dream

  • 2 Avocados
  • 3 Lemons
  • 1 Cup of Honey
  • 4 Cups Water
  • 1 Tbs Local Wild Life Superfood Powder

Elderberry Turtle Ice Dream

  • 2 Avocados
  • 2 Lemons
  • 1 Cup of Honey
  • 1 Cup Cashew
  • 2 tsp Vanilla
  • 1 Cup Elderberries
  • 4 Cups Good Water

Mint Cacao Nib Chip Turtle Ice Dream

  • 1 Avocado
  • 1.5 Cups Honey
  • 3 Cups Good Water
  • 2 Cups Cashew
  • 1/2 tsp Mint Oil
  • 1 tsp Dried Local Mint
  • 1/2 Cup Cacao Nibs - Stir these in after you blend it all together so you get the chocolate chip experience

Andy's Raw Vanilla Ice Cream Base

Ingredients:

1 Cup cashews (no need to soak)
1.5 Cup water
1/3 Cup honey or raw agave*
1/4 tsp salt (+/-)
1/3 Cup raisins (probably best to soak for half hour or longer so it blends better | This is the secret ingredient that imparts the rich/buttery flavor, if you want the vanilla color then use golden raisins instead of standard raisins)
1 vanilla bean (or 3 tsp of vanilla extract)
1-2 Tbsp coconut oil

* coconut nectar or date paste (soaked dated fed through a champion) are also good stand-ins for agave

Directions:

  • Take all the above ingredients and blend in Vitamix or Blendtec for a couple of minutes...or at least until all the solids have blended away.
  • Pour the mixture through a sprout bag (or cheesecloth). This will catch all of the tiny cashew/vanilla bean particles, and make the final product much more silky smooth.
  • At this point, it is best to 'pre-chill' the mixture. If you simply dump the mixture into the ice cream maker now, it won't set up properly, and it will be less firm than even soft serve. Place it in the fridge for a few hours, or if you've gotta gave that ice cream ASAP, put the mixture in the freezer for about 10-15 minutes. You want it to be cool, but not to the point where ice crystals are starting to form. (SPECIAL NOTE: do not use the ice cream maker 'bowl' to do the pre-cooling. The base will freeze to the bowl, and the batch will be ruined.)
  • When the mixture is sufficiently cool, pour it into the ice cream maker, and let it go! After about 20 minutes or so, it should be ready! It makes about a pint.

(from www.rawfreedomcommunity.com)