Oh my it is hotter than heck here! We’re in a heat wave and I have been craving foods that will cool me down. Like ice cream. Delicious, cool & creamy & refreshing ice cream.
Ok… normally I prefer vanilla or chocolate ice cream. I normally don’t really go for flavours unless it’s classic mint chip or cookie dough. I *never* buy fruity ice cream. I can eat fruit and enjoy it in it’s natural state – why make ice cream out of it? But today’s MoFo them pushed me out of my boundaries.
10 Something blue.
And I really couldn’t think of anything particularly creative to make aside from using blueberries in something. I’m actually quite excited to see what fun things others have come up with =)
Blueberry Ice Cream Cake (makes 6-8 servings)
1/2 cup of pecans
1/2 cup of walnuts
3/4 cup of dates (soaked in water a few minutes – reserve 1 tbsp of the water)
a pinch of cinnamon & sea salt
Throw the pecans & walnuts in a food processor and pulse until they have broken down into tiny pieces. Add 1 tbsp of the water you used to soak the dates, toss the rest (or save for smoothies!), add the dates and cinnamon & salt and pulse until the mixture sticks together and forms a bit of a dough-like crust. Press this into the bottom of a 6-inch spring form pan (or any baking dish you’d like).
Put this dish in the freezer while you make the filling.
2 cups of frozen blueberries
1 tbsp of agave (or sweetener of choice)
the juice of half a lemon
some coconut milk (or other non-dairy milk of choice)
Put the blueberries, agave & lemon juice in a blender. Start to blend and slowly pour in splashes of coconut milk to help it blend up. I don’t think I added more than 1/4 of a cup. You don’t want to mixture liquid-y, but thick & creamy (think cashew cheese).
Pour this onto the crust from the freezer and freeze for at least 8 hours to set.
Now I had this picture of a beautiful dollop of coconut whipped cream to top it all off… alas, I tried buying a new can of coconut milk and it did not thicken. *sigh* Ah well, drizzles and blobs work too!
ps. here is a fun fact for you! This theme made me think of the wedding tradition of having something blue. Did you know my something blue for my own wedding was my wedding dress???