Raw Vegan Pecan Pie Ice Cream6
Well, it is Christmas eve here in Australia! My extended family has just arrived, and my mum, sister, aunties, and cousins are cooking up a storm getting ready for our Fisher Family Christmas Extravaganza. Four days of non-stop of celebration! Those of you who have been following me for a while may remember that I celebrate Christmas every second year with my mother’s extended family, and every other year with Scott’s family in America.
Scott just arrived yesterday for his first visit to Australia, and I can’t wait to show him all the sights and have him meet all of my beloved friends and family. He is sleeping beside me as I type this, catching up on some much needed rest before the festivities begin. He has a lot of names to remember!
Before I left L.A, I whipped up one last batch of pecan pie ice cream for the year, and decided to share it as my last holiday recipe for 2012 because it is TO DIE FOR. SO simple and absolutely DEELICIOUS! Just blend, chill, churn, and DEVOUR.
This simple ice cream has a slightly rustic consistency, but that is what I like about it. The secret to getting the flavours juuuuust right is to stir the maple syrup through the pecans and stir through the ice cream before freezing, and then top with a few more chopped pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup right before serving. Just DIVINE. Sometimes, the simple things in life really are the best.
On that note, I am going to wake my love, and rejoin my family in the living room. Bing is singing "White Christmas" out in the kitchen....my mother's signal that Christmas has officially begun!
I wish you and your families a very happy holiday season. May your time be filled with love, laughter, peace, and lots and lots of delicious food.
Thankyou for all of your support this year. It really means so much to me, and makes writing this blog so worthwhile. I will see you all on the other side of the festivities with some green juices!
Let's get "Lean and Green in 2013! xx
Raw Vegan Pecan Pie Ice Cream
- 4 cups raw pecans
- 5 cups filtered water
- 1 ¼ cup pitted dates
- 1 Tbsp maple syrup
- 2 tsp alcohol free pure vanilla extract or 1 tsp regular
- ¾ tsp ground cinnamon
- pinch ground nutmeg
- pinch of Celtic sea salt or Himalayan salt
- 1 cup roughly chopped pecans stirred with 1 Tbsp maple syrup to stir through ice cream
- Blend everything but the chopped pecans in your Vitamix until smooth and creamy.
- Chill the mixture for at least 2 hours, then churn in an ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions.
- Fold in the chopped pecans, and freeze until ready to serve.
- Serve with crushed pecans and a drizzle of maple syrup. YUMMO!
- Makes 1 quart.
Piggy Cooking Tips
the best way to clean your blender
After blending up something sticky, gooey or smelly, just place a few drops of soap in the carriage with some warm water and blend on high until all of the congealed food slips away from the blades and sides. Then repeat this process. Then rinse with water and presto! Clean carriage.
If you have smells or stains repeat this process with some bicarbonate of soda or lemon juice and water.
Check out the video on A No Hassle Way To Clean Your Blender that I did as part of the Chow Tips Series.