Monday, August 8, 2011

Non-Dairy Raw Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

I created this delicious Non-Dairy Strawberry Banana Ice Cream to be packed with extra flavor!  This yummy recipe includes cashew cream, dates, juice of 1 orange and 2 lemons, 1 cup sliced bananas and 1 1/2 cups of frozen strawberries.  You can feel good about eating this as a delicious dessert, or if you want you can even eat it for breakfast!  I used my Cuisinart Ice Cream Freezer, but you can also just put the mixture into a container and freeze, or pour into popsicle molds for the kids. Your family will love this one.
Non-Dairy Raw Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

Ingredients:
Cashew cream (recipe below)
14 regular pitted dates (soak in water until soft and reserve 1/4 c. water) If using medjool dates, use less dates.
1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice (about 1 very large orange)
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon juice (about 2 large lemons)
1 cup sliced bananas (about 2 small)
1 1/2 cups frozen strawberries (keep frozen)

Cashew Cream
1 1/2 cups raw cashews (soak in water for 2-4 hours)
1/2 cup water

Drain soak water and place cashews in blender.  Add 1/2 cup water and blend untill smooth.

Directions:

1.)  Make cashew cream and leave in blender.
2.)  Drain dates reserving 1/4 cup liquid and add both to cashew cream.  Blend until smooth.
3.)  Add remaining ingredients to blender and blend until smooth.
4.)  Put ice cream in Cuisinart ice cream maker.  In about 10 minutes ice cream will be ready to eat or put in freezer for an additional hour for a more firm texture.
5.)  You can also pour ice cream into a container and freeze until ready.
6.)  Enjoy!!
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12 comments:

  1. Mmm, looks and sounds good! I was totally just thinking about making strawberry banana ice cream, so this recipe could not have come at a better time :)

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  2. Stephanie-You will love this recipe. It is sooo....delicious and fresh tasting!

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  3. You know, I never actually thought to just pour ice cream into molds. That seems a lot easier than putting it in a big container and scraping it occasionally so it doesn't freeze into one big chunk.
    Sounds delicious.

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  4. What a delicious looking recipe. I can't wait for bananas in Australia to come back down to a sane price (they are AUD$14/kg at the mo!).
    Do you have any thoughts or suggestions on what I might use in place of the cashew cream? I'm after something nut free, perhaps tahini (I totally understand if this isn't doable).

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  5. I really think it's a good thing that I don't have an ice cream maker.

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  6. Foodfued- Yes, popsicle molds work perfectly!!

    Nina- I will work on this recipe and create a nut free version for you:) Wow, bananas are so expensive in Australia. I think that is just under $7.00 a pound.

    Shen, you do not need an ice cream maker for this. Pour in a container and freeze or into popsicle molds. It will just take longer without the ice cream freezer:)

    Jim- Thank you:)

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  7. That just looks so delicious and fresh and I think I need some NOW!!! lol! good job!

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  8. We made this yesterday and it was delicious. Everyone enjoyed it.
    Thank you for a great blog.
    Katie

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  9. A Gracious Plenty: I am so glad you made my ice cream and that everyone enjoyed it. Thank you for your comment.

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  10. This looks like some great tasting raw vegan ice cream. Vegan food has come a long way. Also this is a great time for you to be in health and nutrition to see history being made. In the last 3 years 6 MDs have written 6 books about vitamin D-- the sunshine vitamin or hormone. In 2007 Time magazine chose it as one of 10 top medical breakthroughs of the year.

    In December 2010 the RDA of vitamin D was tripled. Moores Cancer Center is proposing that cancer is a vitamin D deficiency. The doctor of public health there and professor of medicine at U of CA, Cedric Garland, says that enough vitamin D (lifeguard levels) will virtually eradicate breast cancer.

    I have a post on my blog about it with links to Harvard, Dr Oz and Christiane Northrup M.D. talking about vitamin D preventing breast cancer.

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