These little ice cream bites are super thick and creamy just like traditional ice cream. They are full of coconut and berry goodness. So yummy!

Coconut and Raspberry Ice Cream Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]

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Ingredients

For the Ice Cream:

  • 1 cup desiccated coconut
  • 1 250 ml can coconut cream
  • 4 tablespoons pure maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup freeze dried raspberries optional

For the Raspberry Sauce:

  • 1 cup fresh or frozen mixed berries (Strawberries, blueberries, and raspberries)
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoons pure maple syrup

For the Toppings:

  • 1/4 cup dark chocolate
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
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Preparation

For the Ice Cream:

  1. In a medium bowl mix the desiccated coconut with the coconut cream, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Make sure to drain the coconut cream from any liquid before adding it to the bowl)
  2. Stir until everything is well combined
  3. If you are using the freeze-dried raspberries, crush them into powder and add them to the mix.

For the Raspberry Sauce:

  1. Add the berries with the lemon juice and the maple syrup in a pan and put it over a medium heat.
  2. Let them cook for 5 to 8 minutes. (you like to get a sauce-like consistency. but be careful not to leave the sauce with too much liquid)
  3. Let it cool for 5 min.
  4. Take a plastic container and first pour the raspberry sauce, then on top of the sauce add the coconut ice cream.
  5. Let it cool for at least 4 hours before serving.

For Serving:

  1. Before adding the chocolate topping, make sure the ice cream has been cooled in the freezer.
  2. Melt the chocolate with the coconut oil
  3. Decorate any way you want
  4. *TIP: To cut the ice cream easier, after taking the container out of the freezer let it stay in a room temperature for 5 minutes.
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