I would be lost without our Vitamix. Hyperbole? No I really mean it! In the last 18 months it has changed my life – for the better- how many things ( or people) can you say that about? It is the most used appliance in our house. From smoothies and vegan ‘cheese’ sauce to vegan ice cream the uses are limitless.
Cashew nut ice cream is my husband (Paul’s) speciality. Here is the perfected recipe:
– 1 cup of raw cashew nuts
– 2 cups frozen berries ( any will do but we mix strawberries, raspberries and blackberries- the colour is vibrant)
– 1 cup ice
– 2 tablespoons ( or to taste) of raw organic honey.
– 1 tablespoon unrefined virgin coconut oil ( optional)
Place all ingredients in Vitamix , using the tamper , blitz until smooth and creamy – you may need a bit of muscle at the beginning!
Eat immediately or store in freezer. It never lasts long enough for us to freeze it as we devour it strait away!
Non vegan friends say they can’t be it is dairy free.
You can add any fruit you prefer, or experiment with coconut strands, mint leaves, raw cacao… Etc just add an extra cup of ice if not using frozen berries.