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Raw Vegan Strawberry Ice Cream Heart

Prep time: 5 Minutes
Yield: 4 scoops

Happy Valentine 2019!

Today is Valentine Day here. If you have nothing made yet, here is a quick dessert. All you need is to buy frozen berries and cashews. This recipe is a “superfood” for many diets: healthy, vegan, raw, gluten-, dairy- and sugar free! Easy, quick and praised by non-dieters. Make sure, you slice and freeze some ripe berries, when in season.

I developed such “superfoods”, when I ran my high tea salon in Melbourne, Australia before selling it at the end of 2015(see: www.mamorlegacy.com ). The majority of my customers were young brides to have bachelorette parties. But one day 11 yoga teachers challenged me to hold their yearly meeting at the salon. I ended up saying yes to 11 different diets! That is how my superfood items were born.

I know, Ice cream in the winter? It is has been Polar Vortex and cold at the end of January in half of the US. But Melbourne was sizzling (111 F). As it is getting “warmer” for Valentine Day,   I thought a heart shaped healthy strawberry ice cream might warm up the heart of your loved one.

Ingredients:

Homemade Cashew Butter Ingredient

  • 2 cups cashew pieces makes 1 cup butter (leftover freezes well)

Ice cream Ingredients

  • 1 ½  cups sliced frozen strawberries
  • Juice of a half lemon 1/2 of a fresh squeezed lemon
  • 5 drops liquid stevia (or 1 tsp granulated)
  • dash of vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ TBSP raw cashew butter

Directions:

  1. Process the cashew nuts 10 -15 sec in a food processor. It will be course.
  2. Process it 20 seconds more till it starts to clump together.
  3. Scrap the sides, and process it another 20 seconds and scrape again.
  4. Repeat till you have a smooth cashew butter.
  5. Now make the ice cream: Place frozen strawberries, lemon juice, stevia, vanilla and 1 ½ TBSP cashew butter into the food processor. .
  6. Start by pulsing ingredients.
  7. Then blend until completely smooth like and ice cream.
  8. Serve immediately on a plate or in a goblet with homemade raspberry syrup. Leftover (what leftover?) freezes well?

Source: Mamor Pics/Events picks/Valentine events pics

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