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Super-fast Healthy Ice Cream

gluten free
wheat free
quick meals, fast feeds
low fat low sugar, diabetic friendly
freezable
1 spoon difficulty rating

5-7 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Super-fast Healthy Ice Cream

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 as they are high in fat. 

Medjool Dates

Ingredients: 

  • 90g/⅔ 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

TOP TIP
Middle Eastern stores usually sell delicious and inexpensive soft dates in boxes with lids - these are much cheaper than medjool and don't need soaking - ask the shopkeeper which brand they recommend! 

Method: 

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 or any other fresh fruit for a berry version or 3 tbsp raw cacao for the chocolate version.

In the picture, the chocolate ice cream has been served with Biona (vegan) Chocolate Spread and vegan chocolate chips. 

 

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