Vegan Almond and Pistachio Ice Cream | Raw Vegan Recipe

Thursday, August 22, 2013 @ 08:08 AM Somer McCowan
Vegan Almond and Pistachio Ice Cream | Raw Vegan Recipe 4.13/5 (82.50%) 16 votes

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On St. Patrick’s Day, our family always has a lot of fun. The naughty leprechaun comes to visit, sometimes he leaves us treats and gold coins, other times he just makes messes all around the house. Someone is always being pinched. We usually eat entirely green in our family for the whole day.

Breakfast might be whole-grain-pioneer-blender-pancakes colored green by adding spinach to the batter, with honeydew and green grapes on the side. For lunch a green salad with a green goddess avocado and chive dressing is always in order. For an afternoon snack, I bust out the greenest smoothie you’ve ever seen. Dinner is a whole green affair: an appetizer of celery, cucumber, broccoli and green olives in edamame and avocado hummus. Main course might consist of spinach fettuccine with green cashew Alfredo (spinach is the star again!) topped with basil chiffonade. And definitely THIS very green ice cream for dessert. St. Patrick’s Day is still a few months away, but it’s always good to get more green days in throughout the year.

pistachio_ice_cream_recipes_imageVegan Almond and Pistachio Ice Cream

  • 1 can full-fat coconut milk
  • 1 cup almond milk (other nut or seed milks work too)
  • ¼ cup raw almond butter
  • 2 cup packed organic baby spinach
  • ⅔ cup raw agave OR pure maple syrup
  • ⅓ cup shelled pistachios, roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon almond extract

*You can follow this recipe to make your own coconut and almond milk and be absolutely certain of rawness. It’ll be 1 1/2 cups of coconut milk in that case.*

Method: In your blender, blend everything except for the pistachios until fully combined, about one to two minutes. There should be no visible spinach pieces! Pour into prepared ice cream maker and let churn for twenty-five to thirty minutes; add pistachios during the last few minutes of churning. You can eat it straight away like soft serve, but for the best texture and flavor, pour ice cream into an airtight container and freeze for two hours or overnight before serving. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can try this method.

super_yummy_and_heathy_ice_cream_recipes_picHesitant to try green ice cream using spinach? Prior to going vegan, Pistachio Almond Ice Cream was one of my very favorites. This is a reverse of that flavor, made vegan and healthified. I don’t use artificial coloring in my home, so spinach makes the ice cream green, while adding iron and calcium. If you don’t tell anyone, they’d never guess it’s in there! This ice cream tastes every bit as rich, creamy, and delicious as dairy ice cream, but with much less guilt!

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Somer McCowan

About Somer McCowan

Several years ago Somer was diagnosed with a severe autoimmune disease called Ulcerative Colitis. She was put on a prescription steroid and lots of other prescription drugs to control the disease. She was miserable and sick all the time. Luckily, she found out that a whole foods, plant-based diet can reverse disease. So she went completely vegan and it changed her life: she’s currently off all prescription drugs and her Ulcerative Colitis is in full remission. She’s never felt better! See her at www.vedgedout.com

2 Responses to “Vegan Almond and Pistachio Ice Cream | Raw Vegan Recipe”

  1. Leslie says:

    This is a vegan, not raw vegan recipe but it looks really delicious! Love the addition of the spinach! I think I’ll try it with fresh young coconut meat and some of the coconut water instead of the canned milk and see how it comes out.

  2. Christopher says:

    I’m trying to be healthier and eat more vegan food (as a lapsed vegan). Having recently got back from Rome, I can honestly say this recipe is as good as (if not better than) the dairy ice cream I ate there. I made a batch of it this morning for the first time. Recipes like this will undoubtedly help me and hopefully prevent me from lapsing again. Thanks so much!


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