Friday, July 20, 2012

The Easiest Ice Cream in The World



What child doesn’t like ice cream but more so,  what woman doesn’t like ice cream?  

When I created this I had no idea if it would work or not and as I poured the mix it into the ice cream machine I anxiously watched and waited for it to turn into something slushy and mushy that resembled ice cream.  In my mind I was saying “please, please" and when it did I smiled.  But that was only half the challenge achieved.  The boys made up the other half. 

 That night after dinner I pulled out the little trays of unbeknownst goodness and their eyes lit up.  “Me, me please!" they said,  before they argued over which bowl was which.   As I placed their serve in front of them I awaited the “what’s this?” but they kept eating and eating.  I was surprised because there is a difference in texture than your cream and milk based ice cream but essentially the flavour is quite similar.  Made from fresh macadamia nuts I picked up at the Farmers Market on the weekend this is certainly something you could play with to achieve different flavour combinations and it was super quick in comparison to my usual ice cream making.  With a big lick of the spoon, enjoy!

 Raw Cacao Macadamia Nut Ice Cream
Makes approximately 2 cups
Serves 4 - 6

1 cup macadamia nuts
1 cup filtered water
8 fresh dates, pitted
2 Tbs cacao powder

Place all the ingredients in a blender and whiz until smooth
Then prepare as per your ice cream machine instructions

P.S - It took approximately 10 - 15 mins before things started to happen in my machine.  If you don’t have an ice cream maker then check out this post for making ice cream without one. 
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9 comments:

  1. YUM!!!! Macadamia and chocolate. You're onto a winner combination there ...

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  2. wow this is impressive (and looks delicious)! i'll have to give it a try!

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  3. Yum, I make a similar ice cream with cashews, but can imagine it would taste a million times nicer made with macas! Awesome work.

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  4. How delicious indeed! It must be so rich with the nuts, yummo!

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  5. Awesome recipe as usual, thanks! I'll try to borrow my friend's ice cream maker to make things easier.

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  6. i'm an icecream addict so this really talks to me! Mel (BYW)

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  7. Hi Sherilyn!! I'm a new follower (just found you via researching raw foods/healthier eating) and wow!! You have some fantastic recipes here!!
    My husband and I are currently on a juice fast and are looking forward to a healthier lifestyle and eating habits in about 10 days time (we're doing 30 days) We have 2 little girls, so its wonderful to see that your recipes get eaten without fuss by your little boys. I'll be testing out a lot of them!
    thank you for sharing your knowledge :)

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  8. I have been on an ice cream making binge and I'm loving the results; especially those using less cream and more milk (ie less fat!). This takes it to a whole new level but I"m game, I sure love the ingredients...very nice.

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  9. I can;t get enough of ice cream lately and macadamia and chocolate sounds fantastic.

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