Submitted by Cranberry on February 10, 2009 - 7:01pm
I was kinda upset that all of the yummy looking raw ice cream recipes I found, used an Ice cream maker, and I don't have one (yet ;-D) So I thought of how to make and ice cream, without an ice cream maker, that tastes REALLY good, and I came up with this! It's easy, simple, and so yummy!
With it being the dead of winter and all, I’ve been doing my best to stay warm during the cloudy rainy days. This can be especially difficult if your diet consists of mostly raw foods, so its good to supplement with foods and spices that having a warming tendency for the body. The three C’s of warming spices are cinnamon (dalchini), cardamom (elichee), and clove (laung). In my opinion, the best way to combine these heat makers is to make a nice cup of warm chai. The smells and tastes of these aromatic spices are just the thing for that cold day gloom, and are also great for your health. To go along with the chai, I’ve included a recipe for a delicious snack to enjoy, which I’m going to call chai cookie cakes. Enjoy it!
This recipe is from Roshi's Raw Lifestyle. For the original post, click here.
Ask your average South Asian what their favorite frozen dessert is, and the answer invariably comes back as kulfi. Kulfi is a dessert thats been made in India for hundreds of years, and comes in a variety of flavors from cardamom to pistachio to mango. I have wonderful memories of my grandma bringing fresh batches out of the freezer for all us grandchildren to enjoy, and its been a favorite of mine ever since. Traditionally, its made by boiling down milk until it gets very thick, and then adding whatever type of flavoring you’d like. For my version, I chose an old American classic (chocolate), and mixed it with a traditional essence of the East, kewra. Along with the frozen banana as a base, its one flavorful dessert.
I made this for a raw feast coming up that I cannot attend, but wanted to support anyhow. I have a whole bag of raw cacao nibs and they smell amazing! So I really wanted to use them in something special. my family taste-tested them, and said they are very rich and delicious. since I am allergic to chocolate, I take their words for it.
I used a silicone baking mold shaped like mini-hearts, but there are many ways you oculd make these nib-bles.
And very sorry for the cell phone pic, a real digital one is forthcoming....