ice cream

Raw Chunky monkey ice cream

Nana ice cream with 5 simple ingredients, a quick option to homemade ice cream! It's crazy good with chunky walnuts, cacao nibs and a heavenly caramel sauce!

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Raw Chunky monkey ice cream

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 very ripe frozen bananas

Raw caramel sauce

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (roasted almond butter will taste awesome, but raw will work too)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (roasted peanut butter will taste awesome, but raw will work too)

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs

DIRECTIONS

  1. The prep needed in this recipe is to peel and freeze 4 bananas. Break them into chunks, preferably.
  2. Prepare the caramel sauce by combining the ingredients in a smaller cup. 
  3. Make the ice cream by adding the frozen banana chunks to a food processor and process until you have a smooth banana ice cream.
  4. Move the ice cream to a bigger bowl and add the chopped walnuts, cacao nibs and caramel sauce. Use a spoon to make some swirls and combine everything without blending it all together too much. 
  5. Scoop and serve immediately. If you want it extra firm, let the bowl sit in the freezer for 30 minutes or longer before serving.

Fluffy banana ice cream + cacao nibs + roughly chopped walnuts + caramel sauce = Drooling yet? If you want the ice cream more firm and less like soft serve just let it sit in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving!

Raw Chunky monkey ice cream
Raw Chunky monkey ice cream

Pro-tip! To make gorgeously round scoops, let the ice cream sit in the freezer until it's very hard and completely frozen. Dip the ice cream scooper in a cup of hot water right before you make the scoops. Repeat this with every new scoop to get the perfectly looking bowl of ice cream! ;P

Raw Chunky monkey ice cream
vegan chunky monkey rawfood

I really hope you enjoy this recipe! If you're like me and trying to cut down a little on sugar, sweet stuff and fruits, try adding 1 cup of coconut cream and use only 2 frozen bananas instead. This will make for a deliciously creamy yet little less sweet ice cream! Enjoy! <3

3 Refreshing coconut water drinks & ice creams

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Hey guys! This week's project has been super fun! I got the chance to work with a new brand here in Sweden, Pure Brazilian Coconut Water! They asked me to create a few different recipes that would be cool and refreshing for the summer! 

I wanted to make something really simple. Summer for me is all about enjoying and relaxing. These recipes that I've created are actually really easy to make and will cool you down plenty during the hottest summer days!

I decided to make a frozen coconut water Margarita, a creamy pink coconut popsicle and a tropical mango sorbet float!

3 Refreshing coconut water drinks & ice creams

Frozen coconut water Margarita

Yield: makes 2 cocktails Time: 15 minutes

(Not BOOZY)

  • 2-4 frozen raspberries
  • 1 bottle pink coconut water
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons agave syrup
  • 1 1/2 cups ice

To make BOOZY add:

  • 3 tbsp tequila
  • 2 tbsp Cointreau
  • 2 tbsp agave syrup

Instructions

Toss all ingredients in a mixer or blender and blend for about 30 seconds to a minute until the ice reaches a kind of slushy texture.

3 Refreshing coconut water drinks & ice creams
3 Refreshing coconut water drinks & ice creams

This frozen coconut Margarita is just slightly sweet and with a hint of coconut and lime. The added raspberries is just to heighten the beautiful rosy hue that is already naturally occurring in the raw coconut water. With very few ingredients you can mix together a perfectly refreshing drink for you and your friends while you hang out by the pool or relax in the backyard. This Margarita can be made with or without alcohol and is as good either way!

3 Refreshing coconut water drinks & ice creams
3 Refreshing coconut water drinks & ice creams

Pink coconut popsicles

Yield: makes 10-14 small ice creams Time: 4 hours

  • 1 can cream of coconut (250 ml)
  • 1/2 bottle of pink coconut water (200 ml)
  • 1 tbsp agave
  • lime zest from 1 lime
  • 2 tbsp lime juice
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • pinch of natural beet or pitaya powder (optional, just for some added pink color)

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl, whisk until fully mixed together.
  2. Pour the blend into the popsicle mold and insert popsicle sticks. Freeze for at least four hours. When you’re ready to pop out the popsicles, run warm water around the outsides of the molds for about ten seconds and gently remove the popsicles. Enjoy immediately.
  3. (optional) Drizzle some melted white or dark vegan chocolate on top of the popsicles to make them even yummier and prettier!
coconut icecream
coconut icecream

These popsicles are seriously easy to make! No blender or ice cream machine needed! If you don't have popsicle molds at home you can always use small glasses instead and pop in a paper straw instead of the wooden stick.

coconut icecream
coconut icecream

Mango sorbet coconut water floats

Did you know that the float was "invented" when a guy ran out of cold ice for the flavored drinks he was selling and so he used vanilla ice cream from a neighboring vendor instead and thus invented a new drink he called "floats"!

coconut icecream
mango sorbet

Mango sorbet

Yield: makes about 8 small scoops of sorbet Time: 10-20 minutes

  • 500 g of frozen mangoes

Instructions

Simply run your frozen mango bits through a juicer with the homogenizing function, the frozen fruit transforms into a miraculously smooth, ice-cream like sorbet. For this technique you'll only need a juicer and frozen fruit.

or

Blend the frozen mangoes in a food processor until smooth and let it set in the freezer if needed.

Lastly, pour some chilled Pure Brazilian Coconut Water on top of the sorbet and enjoy in the sun!

coconut icecream

The coconut water is of course unsweetened, but still has some natural sugar. This sorbet though added plenty of sweetness and pairs perfectly with the tropical flavor of the coconut water. SO refreshing, tasty, and pretty!

As some of you know I have been cutting down on all kinds of sugars lately, even the natural ones coming from fruits and berries. I do feel a lot better after being pretty much sugar and fruit free for about 2 months. I can gladly say that I rarely crave sweet things now and when I start adding fruits and berries back to my diet I'll be doing it not more than once or twice a week.

If you're wondering about the natural sugar containing in coconut water Here's a great read for you!

I hope you guys have a wonderful summer!

Chocolate chip almond butter N'ice cream

Chocolate chip almond butter N'ice cream

This is the ultimate healthy vegan treat! It's just as delicious as ice cream without tons of sugar, artificial flavors and coloring's. If you haven't tried it yet, do it today!

Sunrise cup with Cajá, Strawberry & Graviola

Sunrise cup with Cajá, Strawberry & Graviola

Energy boosting Cajá fruit at the bottom, sweet strawberry in the middle and soothing Graviola on top! Sprinkle your Sunrise cup with your favorite fruits and granola...

Brazilian super fruit ice dreams

Brazilian super fruit ice dreams

Who would like to have some ice cream for breakfast? Peach and Cajá sorbet! Or how about Kiwi & Graviola? I made these two sorbets in my juicer in less then 10 minutes! I used the homogenizing function which means replacing the juicing screen with a blank plate. Try it yourself or use your blender.

Picture update from MK Culinary

Picture update from MK Culinary

I'm enjoying every second of the online course at Matthew Kenney Culinary - Fundamentals of raw cuisine! This is a course that I could recommend to anyone who's interested in learning more and wanting to perfect their kitchen skills in general, with a healthy twist of course.