Category Archives: Vegan Ice Cream

Chocolate Cherry Walnut Ice Cream!

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Another no guilt healthy dessert using only 5 simple ingredients. Absolutely no sugar is needed when you use carob and whole fruit. The walnuts give it a nutty flavor plus the healthy fats help make this recipe decadent! For a more tart flavor, use more cherries. Hope you enjoy this delicious raw and vegan chocolate cherry ice cream!

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen bananas
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen pitted cherries
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1 heaping tablespoon carob powder (or cacao if preferred)
  • up to 1/4 cup unsweetened almond or cashew milk

Add all ingredients into a high powered blender with just half of the milk. Spill in the vegan milk only to keep the ingredients moving. The texture can come out too runny if you use too much. It only took about 1 minute to blend everything in but it depends on your blender. Serve immediately or refreeze in a covered container. Will stay fresh for about 2 days. Hope you enjoy! ūüôā

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by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

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Pineapple Lime Ice Cream

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We all like to splurge, especially with ice cream in the summer when its hot. But buying anything made with dairy and refined sugar isn’t splurging at all, its down right wrecking! So if you want to splurge, it pays to just make your own. Doing so isn’t hard. In fact, it doesn’t even require an ice cream maker! All you need is a good blender and some creativity. For raw vegan ice creams, the simpler the better. Pineapple ice cream needs only 3 ingredients, pineapple, bananas, and lime!¬† So you don’t need to give up on that occasional ice cream splurge to cool off and enjoy your summer. Most importantly, you don’t have to put a pause on health!

Ingredients

  • 5 large frozen bananas, cut 1 inch chunks
  • 1 cup frozen pineapple chunks
  • 2-3 tablespoons fresh lime juice

Blend all ingredients until thick and creamy. You may need to spill in a little more lime juice or coconut water if your chunks are too big. Once its completely whipped, refreeze the ice cream for another hour or so for a better texture. Place in the freezer using a bowl with a lid or fill up popsicle molds. My toddler couldn’t wait and wanted an ice cream cone right away! ūüôā

by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

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Chocolate Pecan Ginger Spiced Ice Cream

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Fully RAW, dairy free, sugar free, gluten free, super simple rich chocolatey ice cream with only 5 easy ingredients! Yes, you can give into those “chocolate” cravings any time you want with this super healthy recipe. Getting the kids involved in making this can be a great way for you to show them that they don’t need icky dairy or sugar to enjoy eating ice cream. Its also a fun flavor to cool off with as an after dinner dessert for the whole family! ūüėÄ

Ingredients

  • 5 Bananas, frozen into 1/2 inch chunks
  • 1/2 cup Pecan halves
  • 2 heaping tablespoons Carob powder (or cacao if you prefer)
  • 2 teaspoons Ginger powder
  • few splashes of unsweetened Almond milk

Blend all the ingredients into a high powered blender for about 2 minutes until thick and smooth. Only use a few spills of the almond milk just to get the ingredients moving. Too much can end up making your ice cream runny. For a chunkier pecan texture, fold in a handful of chopped pecans after blending. If you decide to use cacao, it may not come out as sweet so make sure your bananas are extra ripe before freezing or you can add in a little stevia. That’s one of the reasons I prefer carob over cacao, it has its own natural sweetness. Makes about 4-5 half cup servings. Enjoy!

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by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

Carob Cashew Coconut Ice Cream

Carob Cashew Ice Cream

I love this ice cream! Its RICH, CHOCOLATEY, DELICIOUS, FULLY RAW, and VEGAN! The best part is it looks and tastes just like chocolate but so much healthier than any store bought gallon of dairy and sugar filled tub of guilt.

Ingredients

  • 2 cups frozen bananas
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup lite coconut cream
  • 2 tablespoons carob powder

Carob Cashew Ice Cream ingredients

  1. First, add some of the coconut cream into the blender to help move the frozen bananas from the bottom.
  2. Next, add all the bananas, cashews, and the carob powder.
  3. Blend on high for a few minutes, stopping periodically to push down the ingredients toward the bottom with a wooden spoon.
  4. Add the remaining coconut cream to the desired consistency, which should be thick and creamy, not runny.

by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

Raw Vegan Blueberry Ice Cream!

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I’m starting to put together a list of favorite¬†vegan ice creams and this recipe was definitely¬†one of them! I especially love the deep rich color blueberries give my smoothies¬†but this ice cream recipe not only looks amazing, it tastes amazing with a very berry¬†flavor!¬†If your into ice creams with a nutty texture, you can also try adding some chopped walnuts or almonds in the last 10 or 15¬†seconds of blending. The less time you blend the nuts, the chunkier the¬†ice cream will be.¬†My 2 year old son devoured a good sized bowl¬†and loved it as much as I did so¬†its kid tested and¬†mother approved!¬†¬†Best of all, this recipe is so simple yet super healthy with just 3 easy ingredients.

Blueberry Ice Cream Ingredients:

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2 cups frozen bananas
Unsweetened almond milk (just a few splashes)

Blend with a few splashes of unsweetened almond milk or water until thick and creamy. Vegan ice creams can be served immediately and can usually be refrozen to stay fresh for up to 2 days. Since it is recommended to eat atleast 3-4 servings of berries a week as part of your fruit intake, this recipe would be a great way to help you meet that need for you and the entire family.

The Power of Blueberries!BLUEBERRIES

Blueberries are a longevity food and have been ranked as one of the top fruits tested for antioxidant activity. Blueberries are repeatedly ranked in the U.S. as having one of the highest antioxidant capacities among all fruits and vegetables. Blueberries can improve memory, mop up free radicals that cause aging, and are loaded with vitamin C and K! Raw blueberries provide you with the greatest nutritional benefits and we can even freeze them without damaging their delicate anthocyanins nor their antioxidants. Its best to buy them organic because as it turned out, organic blueberries had significantly higher concentrations of antioxidants and anthocyanins than conventionally ones.

by Lupita Ronquillo, holistic nutrition writer

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The World’s Healthiest Foods

Mango Lime Vegan Ice Cream!

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Can there be such a thing as ice cream that’s actually good for you? Absolutely! This raw vegan¬†homemade recipe is 100% dairy free and has only 4 ingredients.¬†It has all the¬†texture and¬†flavor of real ice cream¬†and tastes so light and creamy you will never know the difference! Recipes like this definitely make cheating on a healthy diet a thing of the past and best of all its kid tested and¬†mother approved, a¬†healthy treat for kids any day!!
Ingredients:
2 large ripe mangoes, cut in squaresMango Icecream
2 large bananas, cut in chunks
1- 6 ounce cup of plain coconut yogurt (SO Delicious brand is great!)
Juice from 1 lime

Directions:
~Freeze mango and bananas in a sealed container for 5 hours or overnight.
~Separate the frozen chunks (very easily done).

~Next, add lime juice into the blender first to assist with moving the ingredients more smoothly. 

~Add by layering the frozen fruit and coconut yogurt into the blender as you would a parfait. This also helps the blending process. Blend for about 2 minutes or until all the chunks are smooth. Depending on the power of your blender, you may need to stop and push down ingredients with a spoon to keep things moving.

~Serve as desired and add a dash of chili powder for a slightly spicy kick! This recipe will¬†refreeze nicely and keeps its nice “ice cream” texture.

Makes about 3-4 delicious servings! ¬†ūüôā
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