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Rawkstar Cashew Banana Ice Cream

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I am going to warn you straight off the bat before I proceed any further - this ice cream is hard to quit eating!

So if you are prepared for a few extra calories on the lips and hips and get excited by bananas, then look no further than this delectable treat, that can literally be blended up in 5 minutes. Well, half an hour if you include the time churning in the ice cream maker. But you can walk around the house doing other things while the machine is working it’s magic! It's important to soak the cashews for the smoothest consistency, and you'll get the best results with a high-speed blender. But, you can make this ice cream in a conventional blender.  

Everyone loves this ice cream — it's rich and creamy, and sweet. Use extremely ripe bananas for the best flavor. 

I use coconut nectar or pure maple syrup in this recipe. But I catered a lunch for 20 people for Dr Carter’s lunch and lecture, and a lot of the guests were on the Sugar Circuit Diet. I used “Just Like Sugar” to sweeten the ice cream, and used equal quantities. It was absolutely delicious, and a huge hit. Just Like Sugar is made from Chicory Root, Calcium, Vitamin C, and natural flavors from the peel of oranges. It is gluten free, dairy free, with no yeast, soy, or animal derivatives. 

This recipe could be adapted with other fruit. You could add 1 ripe banana and throw in 2 cups of berries for berry ice cream. You could try other fruit. You could add in coconut and chocolate. The sky is the limit. I would keep one of the bananas for some sweetness and texture. One thing I will say is to keep the mixture in the ice cream maker for a full 30 minutes. You will yield a much creamier product, more closely resembling conventional ice cream. Then place the mixture in the freezer for a couple of hours and it will firm up further. 

Raw Vegan Cashew Banana Ice Cream

Rawkstar Cashew Banana Ice Cream

  • 2 cups raw, unsalted cashews soaked for 2 hours 
  • 1 cup filtered water
  • 3 large really ripe bananas
  • 1/4 cup coconut nectar, pure maple syrup, or “Just Like Sugar”, plus more to taste
  • 1 tablespoon natural vanilla extract
  • pinch of Celtic sea salt, plus more to taste
  1. Throw everything in your blender and blast on high for 30 to 60 seconds until smooth and creamy. Tweak sweetener to taste. 
  2. Transfer to an ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer's instructions. Freeze until firm and then serve.

Tip: selecting and storing raw cashews

“Raw” cashews are widely available in pre-packaged bags as well as bulk bins. Always purchase from a supplier where there is a high turnover to ensure freshness and quality. Look for plump cashews that are uniform in colour. Avoid the limp and shrivelled ones. Cashews should smell nutty and sweet. If they have a sharp or bitter smell they have gone rancid. To preserve the precious oils, store cashews in a sealed glass jar in the fridge for up to six months. Always soak cashews before using to remove the enzyme inhibitors and make them more digestible.

this makes me want to cry. And my children love it too. Love it, love it, love it!!!!


Great recipe!  I substituted agave with honey and added a touch of cinnamon. Awesome!


Yum! Love your blend. Thanks for sharing.

This is so simple and so tasty. It made pigs out of us!


Hey ;-)

Made this yesterday and used it right before it was completely frozen in the freezer. Love IT..

This morning when I checked it, it was very very hard.
So just wondered if you let it thaw up before using it when you take it out or if you put in in maybe a foodprocessor to make it less hard???

Didnt make it in a icemachine as I have non..

Juicy love


Hey Rikke,
I just let mine defrost for about 5 -10 minutes before devouring because it can get a bit hard.
It goes back to the lovely soft consistency then.
If you haven’t used an ice cream machine, you could place it in a food processor with very powerful blades for a quick pulse or two!
Enjoy :)

Looks great! I would like to make it today. I have a re-furnished cuisineart ice cream maker, but no instructions on how to use it:(


Look online. All of those manuals are available.

Thanks, Will do. Just bought your app, looks amazing!


Yay! Thanks! Enjoy. There are so many awesome recipes.

Don’t have a nice cream maker. What if I use frozen banana will it work the same


You can absolutely make an instant version of this by blending cashews, vanilla, and water, and then adding enough frozen banana to get the texture and flavor you want. Enjoy!

Can this be made without the ice crem maker?


You could make a version of this by blending some cashews with a little bit of water, vanilla, and sweetener, and then blend briefly with enough frozen bananas to make an ice cream consistency. You could do this in a high-speed blender or a food processor.

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