Thursday, March 15, 2012

Pistachio Ice Cream w/ Macadamia Nuts dairy free

This is my 'green' recipe for St. Patrick's Day. I looked at so many wonderful recipes for cookies and treats to bake for the holiday and I just didn't want to repeat that this week but I do have a wonderful new very Green dessert treat to share:

Dairy Free Pistachio Ice Cream w/ Macadamia Nuts
Combine all ingredients in a blender or food processor:

1 Cup of organic shelled Pistachio nuts, soak for at least 30 minutes and rinsed
1 Cup So Delicious DF Coconut Milk Creamer (French Vanilla) Chilled
2 small ripe Avocados, chopped
3 Tbs. Organic Coconut Sugar Crystals, or just Palm Sugar
1 13.5 oz. Can of Organic Coconut Milk (full fat)
1 Pouch of Vega Vanilla Almondilla Smoothie mix
1 tsp. liquid Stevia / plain or vanilla

Blend until creamy and smooth consistency, then stir in:
This recipe was a taste test to say the least

1 Cup of Rough Chopped Macadamia Nuts

I looked at a few Pistachio Ice Cream recipes before creating this one but they didn't seem to be Pistachio-ish enough. I really didn't know how this would turn out, I just bought ingredients that I thought would work and boy did they...................YUM!
 I spent a lot of time cracking the nuts open to soak them.  I would suggest trying to get some already shelled.  I sat at the table cracking away and started realizing how many things in my kitchen are 'Pistachio' color................I guess I like the spring green more than I realized?                                                                                                             I think this is plenty enough green now for a St. Patrick's Day posting!  Even the Avocados seem more green than usual!
Doesn't taste like Avocado, doesn't even taste like Coconut. Just a big bang of Pistachio and Vanilla flavor which is what I wanted. The Macadamia nuts give it an extra crunch although any nut would be good and it would be great without any too. The texture of the Pistachios was still in the cream on mine too so it's not purely smooth like regular ice cream would be. Boy, for someone who's hated missing ice cream since I started Dairy Free, this is like magic getting to taste my old favorite flavor or ice cream again without the aches and pains from dairy the next day.


1 comment:

  1. My brother is a pistachio nut (get it?) and would love this ice cream. Thanks for sharing at allergy free wednesday. I hope you'll come back today and share some more of your stuff.



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