This is one of the first homemade dairy-free frozen treats I started making years ago. It had to be dairy-free since my husband has a dairy intolerance, and soy-free because I don’t do well with soy, so one day I decided to just go for it and try something new with what I had in my pantry. I came up with this Healthy Double Chocolate Cashew Aloe Ice cream, and it was absolutely delicious and refreshing; everything you want from an ice cream, without the bloat or migraine that some people get from eating dairy. Even though I can eat dairy ice cream, I thought that this recipe was comparable because of it’s creaminess. If you’re not patient enough, you can also add a few ice cubes in the blender, and enjoy it right away as a delicious creamy milkshake!
This is a great recipe to enjoy without worrying about sugar content and strange ingredients. Knowing it’s made with real ingredients gives us a peace of mind that we can still enjoy our favourite treats regularly, but in a much healthier version! As a nutritionist, I must mention something about balance: If you wish to eat some unhealthy treats, keep them for special occasions only (i.e., not regularly). It’ll be better for your health and you’ll enjoy them even more (without feeling guilty about it)! But with healthy AND delicious recipes like these, you might not even care about the other unhealthy treats anyway! 🙂
We know that aloe is good on sunburns, but did you know that pure aloe juice can be taken internally? It has a wide range of health benefits, since it has natural antimicrobial and anti-fungal properties. So why not make your healthy ice cream even healthier?
Some of its best known benefits include: supporting healthy digestion, enhancing antioxidant support, supporting a healthy immune system, reducing harmful toxins, increasing nutrient absorption and soothing occasional muscle and joint discomfort.
(source: Lily of the Desert)
The raw cacao nibs also add essential nutrients like magnesium, which is essential for muscles and cardio-vascular health.
Healthy Double Chocolate Cashew and Aloe Ice Cream | Vegan, Soy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free
A super healthy way to enjoy ice cream, with this delicious creamy double chocolate vegan ice cream, without soy or refined sugar!
- 1 cup raw cashews
- 1 cup filtered water
- 2 Tbsp organic cocoa powder raw if possible
- 1 Tbsp organic raw cacao bits
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 3 Tbsp pure organic aloe juice make sure it's pure food-grade aloe
Mix all the ingredients in a blender for about 1-2 minutes. You want the mixture to be really airy and creamy.
Pour mixture in a freezer-safe container, cover with plastic wrap (touching the mixture to prevent freezer burn) and place in freezer for at least 3-4 hours, or until frozen.
- Remove from freezer 5-10 minutes before serving, to soften up, and use an ice cream scoop to form ice cream balls.
For a milkshake option, add a few ice cubes before blending, and enjoy right away.
Note: I do not believe anyone should worry about counting calories, but here is the nutritional information for one serving
Calories: 498kcal | Fat: 30g | Saturated fat: 6g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 598mg | Carbohydrates: 50g | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 28g | Protein: 13g | Calcium: 8.5% | Iron: 28.1%
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