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Pitaya Coconut Ice Cream [Vegan, No Refined Sugar]

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Ice cream lovers, listen up! If you like ice cream (as much as I do), but don’t want to invest a fortune into buying an ice cream maker to get that creamy texture – here’s a recipe for you! This pitaya coconut ice cream is just amazing! It’s surprisingly fresh and creamy at the same time and the perfect healthy treat for hot summer days!

Pitaya Coconut Ice Cream [Vegan, No Refined Sugar]

Calories

336

Serves

5

Ingredients

  • 1 cup cashews (soaked for min. 6 hours)
  • 1 can coconut cream
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar (or 5-8 pitted dates)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean powder
  • Pinch of Himalayan salt
  • 2 pitaya/ dragon fruits (with pink flesh to get the nice color)

Preparation

  1. Place all the ingredients into a high speed blender and mix until you get a smooth texture (it will be quite liquid). If you want the colour to be stronger feel free to add more pitaya.
  2. Pour the mixture into a ziplock bag laying flat or silicon muffin/ ice cube trays and freeze for 4-5 hours (or overnight).
  3. Cut the firm mixture into small cubes or pop them out of the molds and blend up once again (this step is crucial for the creaminess)!
  4. Scoop the mixture into the desired ice cream form and place back into the freezer for 1-2 hours until it’s firm enough to scoop it out nicely!
  5. If you don’t want to eat it immediately make sure to let it soften a bit at room temperature until you can scoop it out nicely.
  6. Serve with coconut flakes and fresh fruit!

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AUTHOR & RECIPE DETAILS


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Recipes that use colorful and natural ingredients from all over the world. Kirsten is the foodie behind The Tasty K - a food video blog that promotes eating simple, healthy and above all tasty food! By experimenting with colourful and natural ingredients from all over the world she seeks to inspire everyone to get creative in the kitchen and include more whole foods and plant-based meals in their diet.


 

 

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