This recipe for 3-minute vegan Strawberry Ice cream started out as a smoothie recipe, I made a little error at the start (well a big error when it comes to smoothie making)
I added no liquid whatsoever and what I stumbled on was a brilliant east healthy way to make a dairy-free strawberry ice cream!
I have gone on to complete the healthy strawberry milkshake recipe I meant to make, but If I'm totally honest this random discovery for a vegan strawberry ice cram is actually way better than the smoothie!
Dairy-Free Ice Cream
3 minutes and 3 ingredients are all you need to make homemade vegan ice cream, it has a creamy texture, despite being completely dairy free.
It is loaded with flavour and my kids eat it as if it was traditional strawberry ice cream.
The secret to the creaminess is the cashews, the cashews combined with the frozen strawberries provide the perfect texture.
I make it in small batches, ie enough for 2 to make and eat straight away. I find it better this way. I tried freezing it, but the texture becomes too hard. It is best to make small batches and eat!
No-Churn Ice Cream
You do not need to churn this ice cream, you do not need an ice cream maker.
You will need a good blender or food processor, my Magimix Food Processor whips it up no problem at all.
This recipe has no added sugar or refined sugar, but this does not mean the recipe is sugar free. The sugar in this recipe comes from the naturally occurring sugar in strawberries and dates.
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- 1 Cup frozen strawberries
- ½ cup cashews
- 3 dates
- Place all the ingedients in a food processor, blitz for 2-3 minutes, it will turn into fine sand first, keep going and it will magically become creamy ice cream.
- This ice cream is best prepared in small batches and eaten straight away rather than freezing
- I have made this with both raw and roasted cashews, both worked fine, however you will want unsalted nuts
- If your food processor is not as powerful you may wish to soak the cashews and dates in warm water for 15vminutes, then drain before blitzing them
Nutrition Information:Yield: 2 Serving Size: ¾ Cup
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 259Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 221mgCarbohydrates: 28gFiber: 4gSugar: 13gProtein: 6g
Please know this nutrition analysis is based on the ingredients only, this recipe has not been sent to a laboratory for independent testing