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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mac C.
mac C.about a month ago

Just made this ice cream yesterday. Very good- it was a big hit. I will be making it again and again. Thank you!

Dawn W.
Dawn W.10 months ago

Notice I've already commented on this post way before I supposedly joined care2...On July 31st 2014...However I was here since 2009. Now here I am with my new avatar because wasn't allowed to use previous one of the flying piglet, so it's on my profile page.

Very interesting indeed! Sounds delectable.
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Now since I have commented once before I was a member, I'll say the same thing...
Very interesting indeed! Sounds delectable. Thanks for posting...

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Anteater Ants
Anteater Ants11 months ago

I'd prefer ant ice-cream.

Mike T.
Mike T.1 years ago

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

Cheryl Mallon-Bond

Yum! Gonna try that recipe!

Robert O.
Robert O.1 years ago

Sounds very nice. Thank you Michelle.

Anji T.
Angie T.1 years ago

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

Vicky B.
Vicky B.1 years ago

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

Maureen C.
Maureen C.2 years ago

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!

Dawn D.
Past Member 2 years ago

Very interesting indeed! Sounds delectable.
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