This is the fastest, easiest, and most nutritious ice cream you can make. What’s more, not only does it taste great, you don’t need an ice cream machine to make this yummy treat. As long as you have a fairly high-powered blender, you can enjoy this soft-serve, creamy dessert (eg a Nutribullet, Nutrininja - or anything that will cope with nuts and ice cubes!)
Eat it for dessert or breakfast - any time, really. Brazil nuts are a fantastic source of selenium and healthy fats but eat quite sparingly.
Ice cream picture courtesy of the Daily Burn, with thanks
90g/2/3 cup raw, unsalted Brazil nuts
8-9 fresh medjool dates, pitted (more if you prefer a sweeter ice cream). If you’re on a budget, use about 1½ times the quantity of ordinary dates but soak them in a little water first for about 30 minutes. Whichever type you use, remember to remove the stones!
120ml/ ½ cup water – start with 60ml/¼ cup and add a little more at a time if it’s needed
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
20 medium-sized ice cubes
1. Blend the Brazil nuts, dates, water, and vanilla together until smooth.
2. Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth. Serve immediately.
Options: add fresh strawberries or blueberries on the top for a real treat.