I’ve been messing around with Raw Ice Cream for a while now. It is one of the few dishes that I’ve been disappointed in the overwhelming majority of Raw Versions. Banana Ice Cream doesn’t do it for me – I find the texture weird and oogey. Yes that’s a word. Butters said it when he touched Wendy’s fake boobs in the classic South Park episode Bebe’s Boobs Destroy Society. So there.
I don’t have an Ice Cream Machine, so the ingredients need to make the consistency perfect. Most Blender Ice Creams I’ve had worked decently as a soft serve, but then crystallized too much when put in the freezer for long periods of time. Then they take a long time to defrost, and the consistency isn’t as creamy as proper Ice Cream is. So when I finally figured out a Raw Ice Cream Recipe that both served well instantly as a soft serve, and straight out of the freezer, I was freakin’ ecstatic. Shout outs to Fragrant Vanilla Cake and Nouveau Raw for steering me in the right direction.
I usually let this delectable Raw Ice Cream sit for a couple minutes before serving it, but it is servable (I think I made up that word though because Word doesn’t like it) immediately. Which is of paramount importance when it comes to Ice Cream.
So make this, try not to eat it all as a soft serve, and be amazed at how close it is in texture and creaminess to traditional dairy ice creams right out of the freezer.
- I forgot to check the ice cream periodically to test how long it takes to get the best consistency – Doh! But I tried it after 8 and a half hours in the freezer and it was superb. There is probably a time before then when it will be absolutely perfect – just before it has reached the fully frozen texture.
- The fully frozen texture is still awesome, but the ice cream is a bit creamier and has a better mouth feel if let to sit for a couple minutes before eating.
- You can use the ratios of nuts, coconut meat and flavoring fruits to make all sorts of different flavored ice creams. Depending on the consistency of the flavoring fruit you’re using, you may have to mess around with the ratios. Of Course, Durian would make the best Ice Cream!!!!
The first pic was the Soft Serve Version – This is the Frozen Version – Warning : Do Not Leave in Reach of Young Children !!!! 😉
I hope you enjoy the recipe and wish you a very merry Mango Season full of lots of Freeshin’