Raw Raspberry Ice Cream

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The other day I had a craving for raspberries. Actually, Ive been eating a lot of berries in general lately. Gotta go with those healthy cravings right?! I figure there must be something in the berries that my body needs. Besides loading up my daily smoothies with berries, I thought it would be fun to make a raspberry ice cream. This one is special because besides being raw and dairy free, it’s sugar free. I added only a touch of stevia but you could add any sweetener of your choice such as coconut nectar, maple syrup, agave, or more stevia to suit your taste.

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Raw Raspberry Ice Cream

slightly heaping 3/4 cup cashews

1/3 cup coconut chips

1/2 cup water

3 cups packed raspberries

3 tablespoons goji berries

1 tablespoon lemon juice

7-8 drops stevia, or sweetener of choice, to taste

Blend the cashews, coconut chips, and water until smooth in a blender. Add the raspberries, gojis, lemon, and stevia. Blend again to incorporate. Chill the liquid in the fridge for 8-12 hours and then process in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturers instructions. Eat as soft serve at this point or chill in the freezer for 2-5 hours until the ice cream firms up.

Note: Because this ice cream doesn’t contain any sugar (unless you add some coconut nectar or other sweetener), it will get hard quickly in the freezer.

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Recipe by Chef Heather Pace, www.sweetlyraw.com 

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4 responses to “Raw Raspberry Ice Cream

  1. OMG, this sounds (and LOOKS SOOOO GOOD)!!!

    Would you please clarify the amount of cashews –

    is it 3/4 of a cup or a slightly heaping cup?

    Can’t wait to try – thanks so much!

    Warm Regards,

    Carol

    702-300-4633

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