Desserts

Ice Creams

Not-too-sweet and probiotic this ice cream packs a flavourful and nutritional punch.  You’re going to love it!  Feed it to your most hard core friends.  IF you have any left.

Ingredients
Coconut milk – 2 C
Mango – 1.5 C chopped pieces
Turmeric – 1/4 C juice
Black pepper (optional) – 1/4 t
Cayenne – pinch
Basil – 1/4 C chopped fine
Probiotics (optional) – 1/4-1 t
Stevia drops (optional) to taste OR 1/4 C liquid sweetener (also optional)
Instructions
If you would like your ice cream to be probiotic you can ferment the coconut milk before you make the ice cream.  Allow 12-24 hours to do this.  I started mine the day before making the ice cream.  Basically place your 2 C coconut milk or cream into a blender and add 1/4 t or more probiotic powder, blend JUST to incorporate and ferment at roughly body temperature for 8-12 hours.  Refrigerate the liquid coconut “yogurt” when completed so that it is a better temperature for making the ice cream when you’re ready.
Add all ingredients except the basil, sweetener and probiotics to a high-speed blender and blend until smooth.
Taste for sweetness and adjust.  I actually didn’t sweeten mine and we were all happy with the results but we’ve been told we’re nuts.  Make this so it tastes good to you and your friends.
Chop your basil fine.  I like to roll mine into tiny rolls and chop them like a rolled cookie so that I end up with long curly strips of basil.  You can chop them whichever way you like.  If you don’t have basil substitute something else.  Lemongrass would be amazing but I would use less of that so adjust accordingly.
Freeze in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s directions, incorporating the chopped basil just at the end for some texture.  Best eaten after sitting in the freezer for at least an hour after making.
If you’re using popsicle molds place some basil in the bottoms of the molds and pour your ice cream over that.  Freeze and munch.

blackberries (Medium)Easy peasy and so good!  Blackberry lemon balm popsicles that are probiotic!!  Smooth, cool and delicious.  You don’t need a popsicle mould if you have containers or cups.  Don’t let anything stop you from fermenting foods and enjoying them.

Ingredients:
2 C your home made yogurt (link to recipe)
1 C fresh blackberries or raspberries
1/4 C lemon balm
Scant pinch of sea salt
Optional:  4 drops GOOD quality orange essential oil or Medicine Flower orange extract
Optional:  2 Tbsp fresh ginger juice, my personal favourite
Optional:  Stevia or your choice of sweetener
Instructions:
Combine all ingredients in a blender until smooth
Taste for sweetness and adjust with your choice of sweetener
Pour into popsicle moulds and freeze
When you pull them out of the freezer wait a couple of minutes to de-mould them and if they are round give them a twist to pull them out so the stick comes out with the popsicle.  You can also use little dixie cups and wooden sticks if you have those.  Any container, any strong little stick.

lemonbalm1Ingredients:

  • 2 C coconut milk
  • 2 C non-dairy yogurt
  • 20-30 lemon balm leaves (can substitute mint)
  • Juice and zest of one lemon
  • 1/4 C maple syrup OR 5-10 drops stevia
  • *optional 1 Tbsp sunflower lecithin

This recipe is tart, fresh and packed with probiotics if you decide to make it with your own yogurt. Enjoy it.

Ingredients

2 C your own yogurt or store-bought non-dairy yogurt OR 1 C almond milk
2 cups young coconut meat*
1 C fresh cranberries (read more…)

Enjoy this ice cream with fresh fruit or a garnish of fresh mint in a cooled martini glass on the patio or by the fire on an August evening.

Ingredients:

3 C homemade non-dairy yogurt OR 2 C soaked cashews and 1 C water
2 C organic strawberries (read more…)

Parfaits

Ingredients:

  • 2 1/2 Tbsp Cardamom (taken out of the pods)
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp Cinnamon powder
  • 1 tsp cloves, whole
  • 2 tsp fennel seeds
  • 1 Tbsp peppercorns (feel free to make this less)
  • 2 tsp ground nutmeg
  • 2 petals of a star anise flower (optional)
  • 1/2 – 1 vanilla bean
  • 3-4 Tbsp dried ginger pieces
  • 1/2 Cup rooibos tea, organic of possible

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Ingredients

Nut butter of choice
Raw cacao powder
Stevia drops to sweeten
Pinch of Himalayan or sea salt
Vanilla bean powder
Pinch cayenne (optional) (read more…)

Enjoy your summer berries with the lovely pistachio cream. Garnish with a sprig of fresh mint or some violet flowers for a stunning presentation.

Ingredients (read more…)

I encourage you to make your own probiotic yogurt for this treat especially because it is the season of indulgence where those good-guy bacteria will really benefit you.

t = teaspoon
T = tablespoon
C = cup (read more…)

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