Vegan ice cream with date caramel

Vegan ice cream with date caramel
Vegan ice cream with date caramel

This is an ice cream very easy to prepare, for which you do not need ice cream and of which they emphasize its incredible creaminess and its irresistible flavor, which is sweet and full-bodied.

For its preparation we have used ingredients free of lactose and cholesterol, so instead of being made with dairy and egg, the base of this ice cream is formed by light ingredients of fine flavor and great nutritional value such as cashews, coconut milk and dates , which gives it such a creamy texture and a subtle aroma of nuts where the main protagonist is caramel.

And it is that the caramel is what gives it the most special touch, because with the dates we create a caramel of unparalleled flavor and texture that, together with the rest of the ingredients, produces a delicious and sweet contrast enhanced by soft salty sparkles.

The base of this ice cream is a very rich base in protein , carbohydrates , omega 6 fatty acids , tryptophan , phytosterols , vitamins E and B group ( B1 , B2 , B3 , B5 , B6 and B9 or folic acid ), copper , chrome , phosphorus , magnesium , manganese , potassium and selenium .

The caramel, being made of dates, also provides calcium , fiber , and extra doses of tryptophan , vitamins B3 and B5 , copper , phosphorus , magnesium and potassium .

Below you can see what ingredients you need and the steps to follow to make this spectacular ice cream so easy to prepare.

Difficulty levelPreparation timeRations
Easy45 m.For 1 liter

* Plus 12 hours of hydration and refrigeration

For coconut ice cream

  • 200 gr. of raw cashews
  • 1 can of coconut milk
  • 3 tablespoons of coconut oil (melted)
  • 100 ml. of agave syrup
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch of salt

For the candy

  • 120 gr. of dates medjoul (boneless)
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of water (hot)

Instructions

  1. We put the cashews in soaking for a minimum of 6 hours to soften.
  2. Drain the cashew nuts and put them in the blender glass next to the coconut milk, coconut oil, syrup, vanilla extract and salt, and beat until well blended and the texture is creamy and smooth .
  3. We pass the mixture to a container that closes hermetically and we put it in the freezer for 30 minutes.
  4. We take it out of the freezer, beat it with rods and put it back in the freezer for another 30 minutes. Repeat this step 3 more times to prevent ice from forming.
  5. We hydrated the dates in hot water for 10 minutes and, after this time, we drained them.
  6. Prepare the caramel by mixing dates, salt and hot water in the blender jar. Beat well until you get the creamy texture characteristic of caramel. We reserve
  7. When we have the base of the ice cream list, we take it out of the freezer and we pass it to a big bowl. We add the caramel with a spoon and, with this or with a knife, stir with enveloping movements so that the caramel forms veins.
  8. We passed the ice cream back to the container where we had refrigerated it, smoothed the surface adding a little more caramel if we wanted, we covered it tightly and we put it in the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours, until we see that it is firm.
  9. When serving, remove it from the freezer about 10 or 15 minutes before so that the texture is not too hard, but creamy.
Creamy ice cream with date caramel ready to serve
Creamy ice cream with date caramel ready to serve
Creamy ice cream with date caramel served
Creamy ice cream with date caramel served

Notes

  • It is very important that coconut milk has at least 50% coconut.
  • If you want, you can add a little whiskey liqueur to the caramel.
  • If you're in a hurry, you can save time hydrating cashews by soaking them for 1 hour in very hot water.
  • This ice cream lasts in the freezer for up to 1 week, although the sooner it is consumed, the better texture it will have.

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