Raw Triple Berry Cacao Bliss Ice Cream

What to do with fresh strawberries, blackberries and raspberries I had been given as a gift? Make delicious ice cream of course!  I   immediately began dreaming about a triple berry ice cream with swirls of sweet berries, crunchy cacao nibs and a hint of lavender.  I knew it would be heavenly!
The base was amazing since the berries were ripe, and as I put it in the freezer to set up after the ice cream maker I couldn't wait!  It turned out beautiful and it was luscious with the sweet silky berry ice cream, jammy swirl, crunchy chocolaty nibs and scent of lavender!  This was a bowl of summer bliss.

Raw Triple Berry Cacao Bliss Ice Cream
Makes about 6 cups

Ice Cream:

  • 1 cup coconut water
  • 2  cups young coconut meat (or raw cashews, soaked 4 hours and drained if unavailable)
  • 2 cups soaked raw cashews, drained (soaked at least 4 hours)
  • 1/2 cup raw coconut nectar
  • seeds of one vanilla bean
  • 2 drops du Terra lavender essential oil (optional)
  • a pinch of sea salt
  • 2/3 cup fresh organic raspberries
  • 2/3 cup fresh organic blackberries
  • 2/3 cup fresh organic strawberries
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, warmed to liquid
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao nibs
  • 2 Tbsp dried lavender flowers

 

Berry Swirl:

  • 1/3 cup fresh organic raspberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh organic blackberries
  • 1/3 cup fresh organic strawberries
  • 2 tsp coconut nectar
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract

 

Instructions:

  1. To make base, add coconut water to a food processor, along with cashews, coconut, agave nectar, vanilla, lavender, sea salt and berries. Process until smooth, then with the processor running, add the coconut oil slowly and process until well incorporated, about a minute (if it clumps up at all, continue to blend until it is smooth, it just means the coconut oil was not warm enough and solidified, but by blending it, you warm it up slightly). Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and process according to directions.
  2. Meanwhile to make the swirl, combine all ingredients and blend in the food processor until smooth.  Set aside.
  3. When the ice cream is done churning, remove from ice cream maker, stir in cacao nibs and lavender, then pour 1/3 into a freezer safe container with a lid. drizzle 1/3 of the swirl over it, then pour half the remaining ice cream over that.  Drizzle with half the remaining swirl, then top with the remaining ice cream then the remaining swirl.
  4. Place in the freezer and let sit for at least four hours or overnight to firm up to scoop-able consistency.

 

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I am a vegan girl who loves to make healthier desserts and dishes with lots of veggies. Recipes are meant to be shared, that is why I started blogging!

4 Comments
    • July 31, 2013 at 23:35
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      Me too :)!

  1. Anonymous
    August 2, 2013 at 19:00
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    Looks just amazing! Wish you provided a Pinterest link!!! :(

    • August 2, 2013 at 22:42
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      You can always follow me on Pinterest! I have a link for that on the side. Otherwise, I pin things from this page all the time with the url and it works fine.

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