Friday, August 22, 2008

Raspberry nIce Cream

Gotta love raspberries!
By now you know I'm on a berry kick - I've gotta take full advantage during the teeny weeny of window that we get up here. For any of you who are familiar with gardening zones (I really don't know much) - we are a zone 1 or 2 - the very lowest, meaning that it's a really cold climate and only the heartiest things will grow - actually, I'm always amazed that anything at all comes to life after a harsh winter! Ah, what an amazing universe we live in.

So with all the raspberries I've been picking, I really wanted to make an ice cream. This recipe requires a little time, but it's well worth the effort. If you are short on time (or lazy), then simply use strawberries instead and there is no need to strain the seeds. You can also use any other berries - bluberries...or blackberries (too bad those don't grow around here). I've added lucuma, but it's optional - it tastes just as great without!
Raspberry Ice Cream

4 cups raspberries
1 cup almond mylk
(I used 1 part almonds: 2 1/2 water)
1 cup macadamia nuts or cashews
1/2 cup agave
3 tsp lemon juice
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
2 tsp lucuma (opt)

-Puree the raspeberries until smooth.
-Strain the seeds through a fine mesh strainer (or whatever else you have - a nut mylk bag should do). I strained the puree twice, but you might not have to. This should yield 1 1/2 cups seedless raspberry puree.
-Add all ingredients (sans the seeds, of course) to the blender and mix until completely smooth and creamy.
-Chill the mixture and then process though an ice cream maker, or freeze in an ice cube tray - or make popsicles out of it!

This is a creamy, smooth, delicious ice cream, with a lightness at the same time. It's really nice.
You can see here, the colour is lighter than the above - the camera likes to do that. This pic was taken in the shade, vs. the other in the sun. I'd say the actual colour is a shade in between.


juusan said...

oooh! how did you get the nice spiral??

shannonmarie said...

Wow, its been a while. This post is right up my alley. I say n'ice cream, too :-)

I make a spiral like that with my soft-serve machine. Do you have one, or did you do this with a piping bag?

I'm so glad to have a moment to drop by your blog. I've missed you.

April said...

Wow! This looks beautiful! Yummy! Hope you are doing well!

juusan said...

If you have a soft serve machine, you should TOTALLY do a post on that!!

HiHoRosie said...

Beautiful! So summery too!

Raw Goddess said...

juusan - it was the piping bag that gave the swirl :) Would be nice to have a soft serve machine though! Maybe I should look into that.

Shannon - nice to hear from you! I've been enjoying your summer fresh posts and wishing I could go to Java Green with you! Too bad I dont still live in DC.
take care!

April - thanks, yes doing well, and you? are you feeling better?

Rosie - thanks girlie! Whats uncookin at yor end these days? Must head over to your blog to find out ;)

Marqueta said...

Hello there!

What a delicious blog you have.

We are drooling over it as a family.

Thanks for sharing your wonderful recipes,


Isle Dance said...


Sigrun said...

Love your website and your recipes. Was wondering if it is ok if I recreate some of your recipes if I mention where they come from? I have a recipe website (not totally raw but many of the 450+ recipes are). I live in Iceland by the way :)

Have you published a recipe book yet? Would love to buy one!

Thank you for sharing.


debbiedoesraw said...

oh.............that looks just divine!
are you going to raw spirit festival?
I will be there saturday!

Raw Goddess said...

Sigrun - thanks. What's your website? Would love to take a look! Sure, please do make any of the recipes I've posted. That's what they're here for :)
I am currently working on a raw dessert book - hopefully finishing it up this fall.

Deb - Raw Spiritfest - looks so amazing! I won't be there next year, as I'll be at The Sunny Raw Kitchen, in BC with Carmella, instead. Hopefully next year though. Have fun!! :D

Sigrun said...

Thank you very much

My website is but it is all in Icelandic I'm afraid :)

Will definitely buy your book once out.


Alicia said...

This looks amazing. The next time raspberries or blueberries (I'd imagine this would be amazing with blueberries) go on sale I'm making this.

Do you think you could get the same taste with frozen raspberries?