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Blueberry & Chocolate Ice Cream

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I bought an ice cream maker and I’m struggling with it! Have you any experience in the area? Anyways, I have still be trying for the last three days, to make delicious vegan and sugar free ice creams. And I actually thought that this version is both non ice cream maker friendly and really good tasting. I love the combination of blueberry and cocoa nibs. Hell, I just love cocoa nibs in anything. But not too many of them. Applied to either a breakfast bowl or porridge don’t overdo it, it’s the small surprises in a spoonful that makes cocoa nibs amazing. and the dish applied to it quite nice.

What you need for 2 people with big appetites…
1 cup of frozen blueberries (it gives the nicest color when you use frozen blueberries)
1 can of coconut milk (the fatty one)
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
2 tablespoons of liquid coconut nectar
2 small bananas
1 table spoons of cocoa nibs

This is how it’s done…
Blend all ingredients and pour into either an ice cream maker or if you don’t have an ice cream maker, pour it into a container and put it in the freezer. Every 30 minutes, take the ice cream out and stir thoroughly, then put it back in. It will slowly start to freeze. Repeat this until the ice cream have the consistency you want. If you decide to go all deep freeze with the ice cream, be sure to take it out 30 minutes before serving, so it can defrost a bit and be eaten with a bit more grace. Nothing is more hilarious when trying to eat ice cream like a explorer is trying to uncover a mammoth from the North Pole. Believe me, I have tried. My impatience often take me down that road.

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Green Vegan Matcha Latte

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Tired of iced coffee? No, I know. You can never be tired of ice coffee – never! But, sometimes, your body needs a break from the coffee and especially the added whole milk and tons of sugar that goes with it. I’m the person that will stand in line on Starbucks and have them spell out for me what is in their iced lattes. No sirup, no whipped cream (it’s not a dessert, it’s a drink!), I’m just after plain milky coffee, strained over ice cubes. Yes, that is right, no crushed ice, only cubes. High maintenance much, Rikke?

Anyways, after turning away from dairy I have come to learn the negative effect it has on my skin. I get pimples and rash (in the face of course) so I’m very keen on any substitutes. That is why I decided to try to make my own almond milk this weekend, and it turned out perfectly! Suddenly, I came to think. If I can’t have dairy and can’t have coffee, how can I make a drink that substitutes the iced latte I always dream about when the sun is shining? Introducing the Green Vegan Matcha Latte. And before you try it, you need to know. This will taste of green tea, but it will be good. This is not a triple iced mocha, whole fat, half coffee, full monty whipped cream and ditto caramel sauce. This is just a plain green tea iced latte, strained over ice cubes. And I really really hope that you will enjoy it!

For one person, you will need…
1 cup of homemade almond milk
1 tea spoon of green matcha powder
2 teaspoons of liquid coconut nectar
2 teaspoons of vanilla extract

This is how it’s done…
In a blender blitz all ingredients with one ice cube until all is mixed and no ice is is left. Serve immediately and pour over several ice cubes. Serve with a fancy straw that makes you happy.