The weekend is approaching and I have another delicious and healthy ice cream recipe for you guys! This Raspberry Coconut Ice Cream is the perfect mix of creamy, sweet, and tart! I even found these gluten-free sugar cones that taste amazing! I hope you enjoy!
Raspberry Coconut Ice Cream
1 1/2 cups raw cashews soaked for 4-6 hours in cool water, or 1 hour in very hot water, then drained
1 13.5-ounce can full fat or light coconut milk (sub almond milk for a less intense coconut flavor)
3 Tbsp melted coconut oil (or sub olive oil)
1/2 cup maple syrup or agave nectar
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
pinch sea salt
1 Tbsp arrowroot powder or cornstarch
1 cup fresh raspberries (thaw if frozen)
1 Tbsp cane sugar or maple syrup (optional, to taste)
Make sure you place your ice cream maker bowl in the freezer to freeze the night before Be sure to soak your cashews 4-6 hours in cool water or 1 hour in very hot water, then drain.
In a high speed blender add soaked, drained cashews, coconut milk, oil, maple syrup, vanilla, sea salt and 1 tbsp arrowroot starch. Blend until creamy and smooth. Taste and adjust sweetness as needed, adding more maple syrup if desired. Transfer blend to a mixing bowl and cover. Place the bowl in the fridge, for best results, chill overnight, or for at least 5-6 hours. If you’re in a rush, 1 1/2 to 2 hours in the freezer is will work.
Once your base is chilled, prepare raspberries by adding to a bowl and mashing with sweetener. Set aside.
Assemble your chilled ice cream maker and pour in the chilled ice cream batter. Churn until creamy and thick and resembles soft serve about 30-45 minutes. In the last 30 seconds of churning, add in 1/2 of the raspberries and let churn until slightly swirled.
Turn off machine. Transfer ice cream to a freezer-safe container and smooth flat with a spoon or spatula, swirling in the remaining amount of raspberries. Cover securely and freeze for 4-5 hours or until firm . Before scooping, set out for 10-15 minutes to soften. Keeps in the freezer for up to 1 week, though best within the first few days.