Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Chocolate Hazelnut ice cream and Brownie Parfait

It was so hot last Friday and I knew it would be about 10 degrees hotter over at the Kitz Living Foods factory so I really wanted to make them some healthy ice cream. I've made them this one before and they loved it. Unfortunately it wasn't ready on the day. Even my little ice cream maker struggled to freeze it. 
Over the weekend I made some Chocolate Hazelnut brownies so when Monday arrived I decided to make a de-constructed parfait for them adding Kitz Choci Jo for crunch, chopped organic apricots for chew, and cacao nibs, goji berries and coconut to give it wow factor . If I must say so myself if was pretty damn good!

Raw Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream
Ingredients

1 cup hazelnut milk (recipe follows)
1 cup coconut milk (thick and creamy!)
1/2 cup cashews
1/2 cup dark agave
5 dates
1 tsp vanilla powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp guar gum (optional but it does give a great consistency)

Preparation

Place all ingredients into a high speed blender and blend until smooth and creamy. 
Place the blended into the fridge to cool the ingredients
Once cooled blend again then add to an ice cream maker and churn as per directions
Scoop into a container and keep in the freezer!! Derrr!!

Assembly

Break up the brownie and sprinkle into a bowl with Choci-Jo, a scattering of the chopped apricot, goji berries, coconut and cacao nibs then a few big dollops of the ice cream. 

You can also make it up in a tall glass layering the brownie, Choci-Jo and sprinkle and ice cream, finishing with ice cream. 

Raw Hazelnut Milk

Soak 2 cups of hazelnut in filtered water for 3-4 hours
Drain and rinse then place into a high speed blender, cover with filtered water, a pinch of vanilla powder and cinnamon. the water should be twice as high as the nuts.
Blend until smooth then strain through a nut milk bag or a piece of clean cheese cloth or new chux cloth that has been layed out in the bottom of a jug, pull up the sides and carefully strain the milk into the jug.

Enjoy!

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