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Vanilla Nice Cream & Chocolate Chia Pudding

Nice Cream:
2 frozen bananas
a dash of vanilla powder
2 tbsp oat milk

Place the ingredients into a blender and blend until soft serve.

Chia Pudding:
1 cups oat milk
3 fresh pitted dates
2 tbsp raw cocoa powder

Place the ingredients into a blender. Pour the mix into a jar and stir in 1/4 cup chia seeds. Leaving to thicken for 10 mins, stir and put into a fridge for 1 hour or more.

Fill half of a bowl with vanilla nice cream and the other half with chocolate chia pudding. Top with your favorite topping, for example banana slices, coconut shavings, raw chocolate and dates.


Chocolate Frosted Blueberry Nice Cream Balls

2 cans full fat coconut milk
4 tbsp white almond butter (or norman almond butter or some nut butter)
⅓ cup blueberries (preferably wild blueberries)
1 pipet vanilla stevia

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Taste and add more sweetness, if you like. Pour into a bowl and chill in the freezer for 45 mins so that the mixture gets cold. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and prepare ice cream according to the instructions of the manufacturer. If the ice cream is not hard enough you can still freeze it for 1 hour in the freezer. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, you can just freeze the mixture in the freezer for about 3 hours, or until you get a good consistency, stirring the mixture every 30 minutes. Thaw on the counter for 5 minutes.

Scoop out balls from the ice cream and keep them in the freezer for 30 minutes. In the meantime melt some raw chocolate or sugar-free dark chocolate. Dip the ice cream balls in the chocolate so that they get a nice thick frosting. Freeze 10 more minutes or more so that the chocolate hardens. Serve and enjoy! (If the ice cream feels too hard, let it thaw a while before serving.)

Vanelja’s Licorice Nice Cream

4 ripe bananas, frozen & cut to pieces
3-5 tbsp coconut milk (or almond milk)
2 tbsp dark tahini
1 tsp licorice extract powder (or 3 tsp licorice powder)
1/2 tsp activated charcoal
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place all ingredients into a blender or food processor. Blend until soft serve. Add a bit more liquid, if needed. Taste and add some of the ingredients, if needed. Enjoy right away or freeze for 30 mins.

Vanilla Choco Nice Cream Sandwiches

About 4 big or 6 small pieces

Vanilla n’ice cream:

3 ripe frozen & sliced bananas
1 can full-fat coconut milk (kept in a fridge)
½ tsp vanilla powder

Place all the ingredients into a blender or food processor and blend until smooth. You may have to scoop down the sides. Pour the ice cream mixture into a freezer-safe tin and freeze for about 30 mins. Prepare the cookies.

Chocolate Cookies:

1 cup almond flour
1 cup oat flour
4 tbsp raw cocoa powder
3 tbsp flax meal
½ tsp baking soda
½ tsp vanilla powder
8 tbsp water
3 tbsp coconut oil, melted
4 tbsp maple syrup or coconut syrup

Preheat the oven to 175 C / 350 F degrees. Mix the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add water and melted coconut oil and syrup. Mix. The dough should be easily moldable. Add water or flour if needed. You should be able to make a big ball out of the dough with your hands. Place a dough ball between two pieces of parchment paper. Roll out to ½ inch thickness. Cut the dough into cookies with a knife or use a cookie mold. Place the cookies gently on a baking tray covered with a baking sheet. Bake for 8 – 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely. The cookies will get crispier as they cool.

Chocolate frosting:

½ cup coconut oil, melted
3 tbsp raw cocoa powder
2 tbsp coconut syrup

Mix the melted coconut oil, cocoa powder and coconut syrup in a small bowl.

Scoop about two spoonfuls of the ice cream and place it on the backside of one cookie. Place another cookie on top of the ice cream and press down gently. Drip some chocolate frosting on top of the sandwiches and top with shredded coconut. Freeze for 30-60 minutes.

Vanelja’s Raw Magnums with PB & Jam

(Makes about 6 popsicles)

Ice cream:
1 cup cashews, soaked 5 hours or overnight, then rinsed
½ cup full-fat coconut milk
½ cup coconut yoghurt, natural & unsweetened
1 tsp lemon juice
1 dropperful liquid stevia
1 tsp xylitol
1 tsp vanilla extract

2/3 cup raspberries
3 tbsp chia seeds

peanut butter

raw chocolate or dark chocolate

Place all the ice cream ingredients into a blender and blend until super smooth. Add a bit more liquid, if needed, but keep as thick as possible. Taste and add sweetness, if desired.
Pour the ice cream mixture into ice cream molds and freeze for 2 hours until solid. In the meantime prepare the chia jam.
Mash the raspberries and stir in the chia seeds. Add some stevia, if you like. Leave to thicken for 2 hours.

Take the ice cream pops from the freezer and remove the molds. Spread about 1-2 tbsp peanut butter on top of each popsicle. The spread on the chia jam. Put in the freezer for 30 minutes.

Melt the chocolate and dip the ice creams in it. Top for example with peanut butter swirls or coconut flakes. Put back into the freezer for 30 mins, until solid. If you store the popsicles in the freezer longer, let them thaw for 15-20 minutes before serving.

Pumpkin Pie Nice Cream Sandwiches

Nice Cream:

5 ripe bananas, cut to pieces & frozen⠀(+3 tbsp maple syrup, if desired)
¼ cup pumpkin puree⠀
¼ cup coconut milk⠀
1 tsp ground cinnamon⠀
¼ tsp ground ginger⠀
¼ tsp ground nutmeg⠀
¼ tsp ground cloves⠀


Tesco Free From Stem Ginger Cookies

Place the frozen banana slices, pumpkin puree and coconut milk into a high-speed blender or food processor. Measure in all the spices. Blend until smooth. Taste and add some of the spices, if desired. Pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 1 hour. Once solid, scoop out an ice cream ball and place on top of a cookie. Top with another cookie and press slightly. For extra pleasure, dip in melted dark chocolate. Serve & enjoy right away.

Strawberry N’Ice Cream

2 cups fresh strawberries
1 ripe banana
1 cup cashew nuts
1/2 tsp pure vanilla
0,5 cup almond milk (or other plant-based milk)

Place all the ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and prepare ice cream with the directions of the manufacture. If you don’t own an ice cream maker pour the mixture into a freezer-safe jar and freeze for 3-4 hours stirring the mixture every 30 minutes. Serve crusted nuts, small date pieces and a dash of cardamom.

Tahini Licorice Nice Cream Popsicles

3 frozen bananas, sliced
5 tbsp oat yoghurt
1 tbsp tahini
2 fresh dates, pitted
1 tbsp licorice root extract powder
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth soft serve. You can do the blending also in smaller portions. Drizzle some tahini inside popsicle molds and fill the molds with the soft serve. Place the ice cream sticks and freeze. Frost with melted raw chocolate and decorate with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Rose Strawberry Soft Serve

5 tbsp full-fat coconut milk (the can be refrigerated overnight)
3 ripe frozen bananas
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 tsp vanilla extract (or ½ tsp vanilla powder)
1-2 tsp organic rose water
2 tbsp organic maple syrup, optional

Raw Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls (recipe below)
almond butter
fresh strawberries, sliced
coconut flakes
crushed almonds
edible flowers

Start by preparing the Raw Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls (recipe below). Open the coconut milk can and scoop out 5 tablespoons of the white thick paste to a high-speed blender. Add bananas and strawberries and blend until smooth. Add vanilla and rose water and blend again. Taste and add more spices or a bit of maple syrup, if needed. Pour the soft serve into bowls. Top with a drizzle of almond butter, strawberries, coconut flakes, and crushed almonds. Add a couple of Raw Chocolate Cookie balls as well. Serve and enjoy right away!

Raw Chocolate Cookie Dough Balls

makes 6-8 small balls

1/2 cup pecans
1/2 cup almonds
5 fresh dates, pitted
3 tbsp raw cacao powder
½ tsp ground cardamom

Place pecans and almonds in a blender and grind until rough crust. Add dates, cacao powder and cardamom, and pulse until you get a nice moldable dough. Pour the dough into a bowl and with the help of your hands, form small balls. Place the balls into a freezer for a few minutes to set. Store any leftovers in the fridge.

Chia Caramel Pudding:

1/4 cup sunflower seeds
1/4 cup hemp seeds
3 fresh dates, pitted
1 cup almond milk or oat milk
1/2 tsp cardamom
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3 tbsp chia seeds

Place all ingredients, except chia seeds into a blender and blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl/jar and stir in chia seeds. Let thicken for about 15 minutes or longer.

Blueberry Nice Cream:

2 frozen bananas, cut to pieces
2 tbsp full-fat coconut milk, kept in a fridge
2 tbsp blueberries
1 tsp vanilla extract

Place all ingredients in a blender until smooth soft serve. Taste and add some sweetened, for example raw honey, if you like. Serve with chia pudding.