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Raw Vegan Almond Gelato

Raw Vegan Almond Gelato

Is there anything better than cool ice cream on a hot day? How about cool ice cream that is oozing with healthy ingredients, and animal-friendly as well? This almond gelato from Everyday Raw (Gibbs Smith, 2008) by Matthew Kenney, is not only vegan–and you’ll be very surprised once you taste it–but is also raw so all of the living enzymes are left in tact. The dairy fat has been swapped for cashews, macadamia nuts and young coconut, so although it’s still a bit caloric, the calories are loaded with the nutritional benefits of nuts.

If you’ve never tackled a young coconut, see the Raw Guru’s video of How to Open a Young Coconut.

1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked 4-6 hours
1 cup raw macadamia nuts, soaked 1-2 hours
1/4 cup young coconut meat
3/4 agave syrup
1 cup water
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 tablespoon almond extract
1 pinch sea salt
1/2 cup coconut oil

1. Blend all ingredients in Vita-Mix until smooth.

2. Pour into ice cream maker and follow manufacturer’s instructions.

Makes one quart.

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Melissa Breyer

Melissa Breyer is a writer and editor with a background in sustainable living, specializing in food, science and design. She is the co-author of True Food (National Geographic) and has edited and written for regional and international books and periodicals, including The New York Times Magazine. Melissa lives in Brooklyn, NY.

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5:49AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

Dale, parasites are a real danger! Please, read Hulda Regehr Clark's book 'The Cure of All Diseases' and I bet you won't touch nuts in your life any more.

5:48AM PDT on Sep 4, 2012

No, thanks. I'm allergic to almonds.

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Am not vegan but this is pure delight, look at these ingredients! Marvellous!

Yes Robert O. someone has their knickers in a knot often, everything must be ridiculed be it the delights of food or sex.

How could any one possibly worry about the delights of the lovely macadamia nut, parasites indeed! Coconut is devine!

8:24AM PDT on Jul 31, 2012

Am allergic to shell fish but don't insult the food when others write articles on how delicious it is or complain about parasites! Sometimes get gas from brussel sprouts but sprinkling them with almonds is delightful.

8:33AM PDT on Jul 18, 2012

expensive, I guess... both macademias and cashews...

12:46PM PDT on Jun 20, 2012

All I can think about is how empty my bank account would be after making this -.- Sounds so delicious though.

7:02PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

Sounds delightful. Three quarters agave syrup - three quarters what? Of a cup maybe?

4:36PM PDT on Jun 19, 2012


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