Raw Ice Cream. Made out of three fruits. And no, it is not a sorbet. This piece of art is creamy, icy, sweet, and believe it or not, medicinal. It will open the gates for those wonderful, bliss inducing endorphins, without putting your cells into a debt. Au contraire, this Raw Gelato will nourish you on all levels. It is both good to you and for you. Great for Iftar. As a dessert or even as the main course. Best if shared (if you can).
Ingredients for the basic creamy gelato (frozen in a plastic bag for 4-8h):
2 cups chopped ripe freckled bananas
1 cup chopped ripe avocado
1/2-2/3 cup chopped dates or 2-3 TBS (or more) raw honey
1 teaspoon raw coconut butter or oil (optional)
Toss all ingredients into your food processor and give it a whirl until smooth. Enjoy immediately or try to recreate your favorite flavor by throwing in any of the goodies below:
Suggestions for different flavors:
– Chopped nuts
– Raw cacao nibs
– Berries (frozen or fresh)
– Fruits (frozen or fresh)
– Coconut flakes
– Sweeteners such as raw agave nectar, organic maple syrup, stevia etc.
– Spices: cinnamon, cardamom, lemon/orange/lime zest etc.
This Raw Gelato is nothing short of Divine treat for a healthy ‘cool down’ after fasting through a hot summer’s day. So, enjoy it, be cool and give raw, gelatissimous thanks!