Blackberry Super Food Ice-Cream
It’s berry and ice-cream season (ok ice-cream is an every season food I know) so I can’t think of a better way to celebrate than by marrying the two into a delicious blend of blackberry super-food ice-cream – raw vegan style.
I’ve been on a real super food kick lately so I added some maqui berry powder to give it a nutrient boost as well as infuse an extra kick of colour.
The maqui berry is often nicknamed the ‘rainforest blueberry’ and grows wild in parts of South America. It has a rich, vibrant purple colour and has a very mild taste in dried form. This makes it a great addition for smoothies and ice-creams. You can really boost the colour without dominating the taste. As for the health benefits, maqui berries contain the highest levels of antioxidants of any other fruit (tested to date). These antioxidants aid in neutralising free radicals and promote circulation which ultimately makes it an anti-ageing ninja.
This recipe is ridiculously easy to make and it tastes amazing. There was a time when I thought I’d never be able to break up with Ben & Jerry’s but eventually I grew up..
I realised it was just making me fat, sick and kinda mental from all the processed sugar…
The hardest thing about making your own ice-cream (especially if you’re not using a machine) is avoiding all the icy bits in it. That’s why it’s really important to keep the air out and perhaps stir the mixture every so often during the freezing process.
If it still comes out with a lot to icy particles throughout – don’t stress too much. Once it begins to thaw, it will become deliciously creamy and you’ll be in ice-cream heaven.
The best part…
It’s actually good for you. Imagine that? Not all healthy food has to taste gross to be worth (health) effort.