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Spiced Date Ice Cream

Morsels of Life - Spiced Date Ice Cream - Aromatic spices, frozen with cashew milk (or cream) and slightly sweetened with dates for one yummy spiced date ice cream!

We were trying to use the cashew milk we bought since we didn't enjoy drinking it plain, and I didn't want it going to waste. With this weather and my love of chai, I thought about making a refreshing treat. I froze this spiced date mixture to ice cream, but I'm thinking it'd be even yummier as a smoothie. Yum! Or maybe even popsicles. :) Lots of possibilities! The recipe's not too sweet as written, so you might want to use more dates or add a bit of sweetener. I really liked all the spices mixed in, and I think this would taste even better with cream instead of cashew milk since the richness would serve as a perfect counter to the aromatic spices!

Do you prefer the lighter taste of cashew milk or the richer flavor of cream?


Morsels of Life - Spiced Date Ice Cream - Aromatic spices, frozen with cashew milk (or cream) and slightly sweetened with dates for one yummy spiced date ice cream!

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Aromatic spices, frozen with cashew milk (or cream) and slightly sweetened with dates for one yummy spiced date ice cream!

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Yield: 6 servings

Materials:

Mass Weight Volume Number Material Notes
1 tablespoon ginger, grated
1/4 teaspoon cardamom, ground
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon cloves, ground
42 grams 1.5 ounces 1/2 cup coconut shreds
1/2 teaspoon pepper, ground
484 grams 17.125 ounces 2 cups cashew milk Substitute cream or half and half for a richer ice cream.
85 grams 3 ounces 1/2 cup 12 dates
2 teaspoons vanilla extract or alcohol free vanilla extract


Methods:

Morsels of Life - Spiced Date Ice Cream Step 1 - Gather all materials. 1. Gather all materials.
Morsels of Life - Spiced Date Ice Cream Step 2 - Chop the dates. I've found chopping the dates on the coconut shreds solves the issue of the dates sticking to each other or the the knife. 2. Chop the dates. I've found chopping the dates on the coconut shreds solves the issue of the dates sticking to each other or the the knife.
Morsels of Life - Spiced Date Ice Cream Step 3 - Combine cashew milk (or cream or half and half) with all materials except chopped dates and coconut shreds. 3. Combine cashew milk (or cream or half and half) with all materials except chopped dates and coconut shreds.
Morsels of Life - Spiced Date Ice Cream Step 4 - Pour milk mixture into ice cream maker, following instructions. Add in chopped dates and coconut shreds towards the end of freezing time. 4. Pour milk mixture into ice cream maker, following instructions. Add in chopped dates and coconut shreds towards the end of freezing time.

Morsels of Life - Spiced Date Ice Cream - Aromatic spices, frozen with cashew milk (or cream) and slightly sweetened with dates for one yummy spiced date ice cream!

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10 comments:

  1. Honestly, this sounds and looks wonderful! I've never tried cashew milk, but I love dates. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Merry Monday:-)

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  2. I'm glad to hear! :) I'd recommend homemade cashew milk (or really check your ingredients)! The dates really added a nice sweetness to the ice cream. :)

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  3. I never though about a spicy ice cream. Sounds delish. Thanks for sharing at #WonderfulWednesday! Have a great week.

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    1. We enjoyed the contrast between the cold ice cream and spices. Hope you enjoy it too! :)

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  4. I love the thought of a chai inspired ice cream. Thanks for posting on the #WasteLessWednesday blog hop!

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  5. I love dates - and I happen to have a bag in the refrigerator!! Thanks for sharing on the What's for Dinner Link up!

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    1. Sounds like you could make some of this chai inspired ice cream! :)

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  6. I LOVE unique ice cream flavors. Adding this to my list of flavors to try.

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  7. Let me know what you think once you've given it a try. :)

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