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5-Minute Dairy-Free Ice Cream

5-Minute Dairy-Free Ice Cream

This is the fastest, easiest, and most nutritious ice cream you can make.  What’s more, not only does it taste great, you don’t need an ice cream machine to make this yummy treat.  As long as you have a fairly high-powered blender, you can enjoy this soft-serve dessert.


2/3 cup raw, unsalted Brazil nuts
2/3 cup fresh medjool dates, pitted (about 8 dates, more if you prefer a sweeter ice cream)
1/2 cup water
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
20 medium-sized ice cubes

1.  Blend the Brazil nuts, dates, water, and vanilla together until smooth.

2.  Add the ice cubes and blend until smooth.

Serve immediately.

Options:  add fresh strawberries or blueberries for a real treat.


Adapted with permission from The Life Force Diet (Wiley 2009) by Michelle Schoffro Cook, BSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM.

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Michelle Schoffro Cook, MSc, RNCP, ROHP, DNM, PhD is an international best-selling and 15-time book author and doctor of traditional natural medicine, whose works include: 60 Seconds to Slim, Weekend Wonder Detox, Healing Recipes, The Vitality Diet, Allergy-Proof, Arthritis-Proof, Total Body Detox, The Life Force Diet, The Ultimate pH Solution, The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan, and The Phytozyme Cure. Subscribe to her free e-magazine World's Healthiest News at to receive monthly health news, tips, recipes and more. Follow her on Twitter @mschoffrocook and Facebook.


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11:59PM PDT on Apr 29, 2014

I never ever read such type of info before this was really incredible. shaved ice machine

9:29PM PST on Jan 29, 2014

Yum! Gonna try that recipe!

4:46PM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Sounds very nice. Thank you Michelle.

4:28PM PST on Jan 25, 2014

Looks very nice, and may be a reason for me to get a blender!

9:37AM PST on Jan 22, 2014

I have always wanted to make my own ice cream and this looks like a refreshing treat. Thank you for the recipe suggestion.

8:49PM PST on Nov 21, 2013

That sounds yummy! I love nuts!

Have you tried frozen sliced ripe bananas in a blender with coconut milk or coconut cream? I like to stay with the Caribbean vibe and add nutmeg and a touch of allspice, and sometimes crushed pineapple. Yummy also!

8:32PM PST on Nov 21, 2013

Very interesting indeed! Sounds delectable.
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4:32AM PDT on Aug 19, 2013

Sounds great ! Thanks.

5:59PM PDT on Jul 24, 2013

thnx for this.

12:12PM PDT on Jul 22, 2013

vanilla bean instead of the extract.

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