Raspberry "Ice Cream" ("Pegan" & non-dairy)

A variation of Pegan Strawberry Ice Cream - also on this site

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INGREDIENTS

  • 1 can (13 1/2 oz, 400 ml) unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 heaping cups (250-300 g) frozen raspberries 
  • 10 drops stevia, or to taste (optional)

PREPARATION

The original recipe had no added sweetener and I found it needed a bit, so I added 10 drops of stevia. 

Chill the freezer bowl of an ice cream maker in the freezer for at least 2 hours before making the ice cream. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high-speed until the raspberries are fully broken down and the mixture is creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Taste for desired sweetness - I find about 10 drops of stevia is just right. You can also add a hit of honey or sweetener of choice.

Transfer mixture to the chilled ice cream bowl and start the machine. Once churned, you can enjoy it immediately (a soft-serve texture) or place it in the freezer until firm, 2 to 3 hours. Remove 10-15 minutes prior to serving to allow it to soften.

Pegan Strawberry Ice Cream

Modified from Dr. Mark Hyman Dessert Ideas for Social Gatherings

Ingredients

  • 1 can (13 1/2 oz, 400 ml) unsweetened full-fat coconut milk
  • 4 tablespoons unrefined coconut oil
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 24 large frozen strawberries (approx 2 heaping cups)
  • 10 drops stevia, or to taste (optional)

Preparation

The original recipe had no added sweetener and I found it needed a bit, so I added 10 drops of stevia. 

Chill the freezer bowl of an ice cream maker in the freezer for at least 2 hours before making the ice cream. Combine all the ingredients in a blender and blend on high-speed until the strawberries are fully broken down and the mixture is creamy, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer mixture to the chilled ice cream bowl and start the machine. Once churned, you can enjoy it immediately (a soft-serve textureA) or place it in the freezer until firm, 2 to 3 hours. Remove 10-15 minutes prior to serving to allow it to soften.

Broiled Grapefruit

Yes - broiled grapefruit!  Delicious with breakfast, brunch or alongside fish or chicken.

Ingredients

  • 1 grapefruit
  • cinnamon
  • cane sugar, coconut sugar, or honey (see NOTE)  if desired 

Intructions:     Slice grapefruit in half.  Use a small knife to separate each section from the membrane and remove any seeds. Sprinkle with cinnamon and your choice of sugar or a drizzle of honey (see NOTE), if desired.             

Put on a broiler pan or baking sheet and place under the broiler for 4-5 minutes, until lightly browned and juice begins to bubble. Watch closely to ensure they don't burn. Remove and serve.  

NOTE:  I recommend raw organic honey, as it is pure, unheated, unpasteurized and unprocessed, which preserves the nutrients - including natural vitamins, enzymes and phytonutrients  As such, I suggest adding the honey after broiling to maintain the nutritional value.

 

 

Oranges with Honey and Cinnamon

A Fabulous No-Recipe Treat and a nutritional powerhouse

Ingredients

  • Navel Orange
  • Honey (I prefer raw organic, and local if possible)
  • Cinnamon

Simply peel the orange, drizzle with a touch of honey and sprinkle with cinnamon.  

Also makes beautiful platter by mixing several varieties of oranges (cara cara, blood, navel) and tangerines or clementines.