Sunday, November 27, 2011

Pumpkin Ice Cream and Chocolate


Pumpkin ice cream was another recent creation - because - well, I'm still making my way through all this baked pumpkin. The same chocolate sauce that got swirled into the pumpkin cheesecake was drizzled on top. 


Pumpkin Ice Cream

I used coconut milk and almond milk as the liquid, as I didn't want to make the ice cream too coconuty - but use all coconut if you like. I'm sure it would be tasty. 

1 cup pumpkin puree
1 cup coconut milk (full fat)
1 cup almond milk
3/4 cup cashews
1/3 cup  maple syrup
6-10 drops stevia
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon pure vanilla
Seeds of 1/2 vanilla bean

Blend all ingredients until smooth and creamy in a high speed blender. 
Chill for at least 6 hours. 
Process through an ice cream machine according to the manufacturers directions. 

Choccie Coconut Squares

I love making things from leftover parts of recipes. Here's the result of too much crust for the pumpkin cheesecake (which a few people reported making - cool!). I added shredded coconut to the dough, pressed it out, sliced into small squares and then dipped it into raw chocolate. Voila, cute little choccies to serve to friends which is what I did.


Cheesy Kale Chips were a recent item in my dehydrator. Oh how I adore them! These ones are crunchy, cheesey, and downright delicious. I've been thinking lately that I'd like to make some curry chips, and sour cream n onion style too!


A batch of Veggie Onion Bread made it's way into the dehydrator too. These make the best raw sammies and are a great side to a salad, spread with avocado!

Here's a beautiful recent sunset. I love seeing the open water with snow all around. Soon the lake will be covered in ice thick enough to drive vehicles on it. Yes, there is such a thing as winter roads up here!

Three weeks left to order my raw chocolate truffles and caramel turtles.

5 comments:

Angela Dare said...

Now I'm wishing I had more crust left over from the Pumpkin Cheesecake so I could make the Coconut Squares too! Great way to get two desserts in one, thanks!

Lisa is Raw on $10 a Day (or less!) said...

Oh, I've GOT to make that pumpkin cheesecake ... ! Boy does that snow look cold! I thought we had it bad here in Michigan ... you live at the North Pole by comparison!

Ela said...

More yummies!

I love making things out of leftovers also!

Iced over lakes everywhere here...

Heather Pace said...

Haha Lisa - yeah we're UP there!

Ela - how long have you guys been iced over? Normally we are by this time of year but had such a warm Fall.

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

gorgeous! I love (and want) it all ;)