Keep Cool With Tiger Nut Ice Cream

When the weather gets warm we like to cool down with a scoop of  ice cream, and its so much better when the ie cream is healthy , sugar free and dairy free too!

Tiger nut milk is great for gut health, contains iron, magnesium, and can help lower blood sugar. This version is  sweetened with dates which contain B3, B6,  b vitamins and minerals such as iron, magnesium, potassium,  zinc,  and folic acid, and cashew njuts  are a great source of copper, manganese, phosphorus, magnesium, and zinc.  There’s not one ingredient in here that doesn’t have a positive impact on your health, which is a beautiful thing!

This ice cream is great with fresh fruit, try it on top of some juicy strawberries. Or maybe with figs and honey for a grown up deserts. We like ours old school,  a plain vanilla cone with a chocolate flake . We have included a couple of optional flavours below – so all you need  to do is work out what your favourite topping is!

 

NOTE: For this recipe you need an ice cream maker – we like this one here

 

Ingredients

475g  tiger nut milk (you can use fresh – see recipe here or use our  ready made version here )

175g   cashew nuts soaked over night

3 Medjool  dates, soaked

pinch  sea salt

1 tsp good vanilla powder

1 tsp honey, more to taste

Optional flavours

Chocolate –  2 tsp cacao powder

Horchata – 1/2 tsp cinnamon, pinch of cardamon

Mint Choc Chip – 50g fresh mint, blend with the milk – and 150g dark chocolate chips

Method

  •  Soak the cashews for ~4 hours; soak the dates for 30 minutes.
  •  Blend the dates and half the tiger nut milk together (blend the mint if using)
  • Drain  the cashews, and add them to the blender along with the rest of the tiger nut milk, honey, vanilla, and sea salt and any flavourings. Process on high until smooth. Taste and make any desired adjustments.
  • Freezing tends to ton the flavours down a bit, so make sure you have good strong flavours before you freeze.
  • Place the mixture in the fridge for an hour, or until cool.
  • Remove the ice cream bowl from the freezer and set up your ice cream maker. Follow the maker’s directions. Taste again,  and adjust if necessary.
  • Spoon into a container and place in the freezer for an hour before eating – if you can wait!
  • Allow to sit a room temperature for about 5 minutes before serving

Photo courtesy of  The Cupboard Blog 

 

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