Taste of the week: Healthy Vegan Ice Cream

This ice cream is not only delicious but also healthy and vegan. No sugar, milk or eggs! Note that it should be eaten within 12 hours of making it as it tends to crystallize if stored, but it tastes so good so this will not be a problem.

This ice cream is not only delicious but also healthy and vegan. No sugar, milk or eggs! Note that it should be eaten within 12 hours of making it as it tends to crystallize if stored, but it tastes so good so this will not be a problem.

Ingredients for the ice cream

400 ml coconut cream

100 gm dried figs

Method

For the ice cream

Soak the dried figs in the coconut cream for about one hour or a bit more. (in warm climates it is better to put the mixture in the fridge during this time).

After the figs swell and become softer put the mixture in the blender and blend. Freeze. Once it is almost frozen its ready to serve.

Variations

Take approximately equal volumes of thick fresh coconut milk, ripe smashed bananas and dates and blend in a blender. Freeze the mixture. Let it set. Serve.
You can try this with different nut milks, or even soy milk with a little sesame butter for creaminess. Dates can be replaced with other dried fruits which should be soaked in the milk for a while before blending. Bananas can be replaced by any fruit with similar consistency (mangoes, chickoo, papaya) If you want to use a juicy fruit like pineapple then add a little more sesame butter to give the creaminess. Nuts can be added if desired.

Serves 4-5

 

Source: https://sharan-india.org/publications/