Raw Strawberry Ice Cream
Inspired by raw food chefs who often use nuts to substitute for dairy, this decadent dessert starts with a cashew base. Feel free to substitute other fruits or ingredients to create your own new favorite ice cream.
1 cup of cashews (soaked in water for 2-3 hours then drained)
1 cup of water
1 cup of organic frozen strawberries (or mixed berries)
1/4 cup of raw honey
2 tbsp of raw coconut butter
1/2 cup fresh mint leaves or wild edible flowers, plus more for garnish
Blend the soaked cashews with 1 cup of water in a high speed blender for 3 minutes or until VERY creamy (like heavy cream). Pour the cashew cream into ice cube trays and freeze. In a high speed blender, combine blueberries, coconut butter, honey, 1/2 cup mint or flowers, and frozen cashew cream cubes. Blend until it resembles soft serve ice cream - about 2-3 minutes. Be careful not to over blend. Immediately spoon into 4 bowls and garnish with mint and/or flowers.