Blueberry Plum Non-Dairy Ice Cream

Refreshing, palette cleansing, cool, purple, sweet, light, brisk.  Just a few words to describe my latest non- dairy frozen dessert.  It is great served  with watermelon, granola, or any fresh fruit or topping of your choice.

I normally feel very strongly that desserts should consist of either chocolate, vanilla, or some caramel oooey, gooey, scandalous concoction.  Fruit is normally a snack and if anyone tries to pass it off to me as a dessert than that just shows me a lack of creativity and ingenuity.

I am not saying fruit is bad, but if someone were to hand me an apple and tell me to enjoy that as my dessert I would probably be a little irritable if it wasn’t decorated with some almond butter or cubed up with some hemp seeds and shredded coconut.

I decided that this summer I would create a frozen dessert with plum and blueberry.  The result was very refreshing and enjoyable.  I added some hazelnuts sauteed in coconut oil and vanilla extract for a little nuttiness  and it was the perfect addition.  Enjoy!

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 large organic plum
  • 2 cups of frozen organic blueberries
  • 1/2 cup of creamed coconut
  • 2 cups of cashew milk (or non dairy milk of choice)
  • 3 dates
  • 1 tbsp of vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp of grass fed gelatin (if you are vegan than you would use 1 tsp of flax meal)
  • 1/2 cup of chopped hazelnuts
  • 1 tbsp of coconut oil + 1 tsp of vanilla extract

 

Directions:

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Add your non dairy milk, creamed coconut, blueberries, plum, dates, and vanilla to a sauce pan on medium heat. Whisk gently.  Once it gets hot and you see steam, add in your gelatin and mix until the gelatin is blended.

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Put everything into the blender and blend until everything is perfectly smooth.

Let cool in the fridge.

 

On a separate plate, chop up 1/2 cup of hazelnuts.  Drizzle tsp of vanilla extract over them and mix around.

Saute them in a tbsp of oil until then are browned and crunchy, but not burned.

 

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Once Everything is ready and your blended ingredients are cooled off, follow the directions on your ice cream maker.

 

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I blended mine for 20 mins.  5 minutes before it is done, add the hazelnuts and let it continue to churn.

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Super tasty dessert!

 

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