You have to try this EASY, NO CHURN, VEGAN, GLUTEN-FREE ICE CREAM RECIPE! The texture and taste is super creamy and you will never believe that it is dairy free. The topping gives the ice cream an extra boost of flavour. With just a few simple ingredients, you will be eating this mouth watering dessert in no time!
If you had a chance to read my About page, you can see I have a busy household with 4 kids and 5 cats (we had to find another home for 1 of the cats😢). That wasn’t enough for me… I decided to put together this blog. That still wasn’t enough… I started training for a marathon. Now I can add wedding planner to my many hats. My beautiful sister is getting married in a few months and as her maid of honor, I am taking part in planning for this amazing day. I love her fiancé and they make a fantastic couple. I am doing my best to manage all the wonderful things taking place in my life at the moment. Can you see a breakdown in the near future?😜
With all the craziness going on I do enjoy finding the time to create new healthy recipes. I would have to say my favorite dessert is ice cream. Since we discovered my older son is sensitive to dairy, I have found several options available in the store. I am never satisfied with the ingredients though. All the added refined sugars and unnatural flavouring makes my favorite treat undesirable. For a while now, thoughts of making my very own ice cream has crossed my mind and when I discovered I do not need an ice cream machine, I finally went for it!
The best part about this recipe is that not only does it taste delicious it is not as complicated to make as you may think. Cashews are a wonderful substitute for dairy because once soaked they have a smooth, rich consistency. Using a bit of fat, like the kind found in coconut oil, creates a barrier which prevents ice crystals from formulating.
I decided to use a combination of natural toppings to add a bit of additional sweetness to the dessert. As for the texture, the chewy taste of the dates combined with the crunch of the pecan worked well with the smooth and creamy consistency of the ice cream. I chose to sneak in some chocolate chips to give this dessert an added touch of richness. Unfortunately, I did not make them, but Enjoy Life’s Mini Chips are a great alternative if you are avoiding dairy, soy and gluten. I got a thumbs up from my 4 little critics which made my hectic day complete. I hope you will try this recipe and I would love to hear what you think!
NO CHURN, VEGAN, CREAMY ICE CREAM TOPPED WITH CHOCOLATE CHIPS, DATES & PECANS
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