A healthy alternative to a classic sweet treat with all the flavour and none of the guilt.


Any weekday becomes the perfect opportunity for a moment of indulgence in this refreshing combination.

Makes 4-6 SERVINGS | PREP 20 MINS | TOTAL 10 HOURS

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 ½  cups water
  • 1 ½  cups cashews
  • 3/4 cup lightly packed mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup coconut nectar
  • 3/4  tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 3 to 5 drops peppermint essential oil
  • 1 cup dark chocolate chunks

TO PREPARE

Simply blend the water, cashews, mint, coconut nectar and vanilla in a blender until smooth. Add in the coconut oil and peppermint. Blend to combine.

Chill the liquid mixture in the fridge for at least 8 hours and then process it in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

Toward the end of churning, add the chocolate chunks. Transfer the ice cream to a container and freeze for a few hours until firm.

Nutritional value (per serving): Calories 626; Fat 41 g; Carbohydrates 63 g; Protein 9 g

From Heather Pace’s book Sweetly Raw Desserts.

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