Salted Caramel Vegan Ice Cream in 3 easy steps
Vegan. Gluten Free. Guilt Free . Super Treats.
Who simply doesn’t love ice-cream? Better yet, who can resist a Salted Caramel Lucuma nice-cream infused with the healing nutrients of superfoods?
Learn how to craft a super nice-cream in 3 easy steps. It’s a marriage of superfood flavours & an all-time favourite treat to heal the body from within.
DIY SUPER NICE CREAM
Step 1. Create your base
Step 2. Enhance with superfood flavours
Step 3. Decorate & Indulge
From this classic Lucuma ice-cream base you can set your creativity free, adding your own flair by experimenting with different superfood flavours. This recipe is always a winner, whether it’s a quick fix after-eight treat or an after dinner dessert for your guests.
It’s simple, quick to create & sets within minutes! Try it out and let us know what you think. We also made a ‘ Minty Mermaid’ Vegan Superfoods Nice Cream & a Choc Chip Crunch Ice Cream for ‘superfied’ spin of this all time favourite
For those looking for more artisanal flavours we’ve got you covered too, with our Soaring Free Superfoods Noffee Bombs ( Nutty Coffee ). See our Noffee Bomb recipe [ Internal Hyperlink ] below for more inspiration.
PS ~ If you give these delicious ice creams a go please tag us @soaringfreesuperfoods, I love seeing all your creations.
Note* This ice cream is easy to prepare and the beauty is you can do it in advance. There are many ways you can set this ice cream too. There’s the obvious, set and serve as ice cream scoops, but I’ve also set it in a silicone loaf tin, easy to turn out and serve as ice cream slices. I’ve even made my children ice cream birthday cakes’ using this recipe and setting it in a round cake tin. Then, of course there is the quintessential topping : chocolate sauce!
DIY SUPER NICE CREAM – HERE’S HOW
2 or 3 servings ( bowls )
Quick (plus overnight setting)
INGREDIENTS – Nice Cream Base
400ml organic coconut milk
½ C coconut oil, melted
½ C Coconut Blossom Nectar
¼ C Lucuma Powder
1 tsp vanilla extract (optional)
SUPERFOOD FLAVOURS – Recommended flavours to try
- Spirulina powder
- Cacao Powder
- Cacao Nibs
- Mesquite powder
- Vanilla Dream Super Shake
- Chocolate Boost Super Shake
- Salted Caramel ( 1/4 C Mesquite powder & pinch of salt )
Step 1: Make your Lucuma nice cream base
Blend all the ingredients for the nice cream base together until smooth.
Step 2: Enhance & flavour your base with superfoods
Take your pick of superfood flavours and add 2 Tbsp & mix it into the base before you set it in the freezer. Set for 3hours minimum or for the best texture leave it overnight.
We added the Salted Caramel Flavour for ours.
Step 3: Decorate & Indulge with a drizzle of chocolate sauce
Make your own chocolate sauce by melting some chocolate in a sauce pan on low heat with some water / alternative milk or follow our recommended chocolate crackle ice cream sauce ! It’s the perfect ice cream cap that hardens instantly as you pour it over.
Note* Depending on how cold your freezer is, you may need to leave the ice cream out to melt a little before dishing up. The great thing about this ice cream is that it can be refrozen in the unlikely event that someone doesn’t lick the bowl clean.
The Benefits of a Lucuma Ice Cream Base
This recipe works perfectly well without the addition of Lucuma powder but here are just some of the reasons why adding this superfood in is a great idea, turning a regular vanilla ice cream into a guilt free, Soaring Free superfood experience.
Lucuma is a fruit that grows in the Andean Valleys of Peru and is also known as the Gold of the Incas.
– lucuma is rich in niacin (B3), iron and carotenoids
– niacin promotes proper cell communication which facilitates thousands of processes necessary for optimal health
– iron increases energy levels due to it oxygenating the blood
– carotenoids improve skin appearance by protecting it from sun damage and free radicals
– lucuma is a low-GI sweetener, so will give you the sweetness without the spike in blood sugar
CHOCOLATE CRACKLE ICE CREAM CAP – RECIPE
People often think of DIY / ‘making your own’ as intimidating and time consuming. Not this chocolate sauce recipe. Making your own chocolate sauce is the simplest thing in the world!
We have been known to whip this one up daily to pour over fruit salad, or a smoothie bowl, or over our favourite Lucuma ice cream – it’s that quick and easy to prepare.
The principle is a 2:1 ratio of cacao paste to cacao butter plus a sweetener of your choice.
TIP: You can melt the ingredients in a bain marie or double boiler but an even quicker way to do it is to place the ingredients in a stainless steel or metal cup and hover over a gas flame, stirring continuously so as not to burn the ingredients.
THE NOFFY BOMB ( Nutty Coffee ) – FLAVOUR VARIATION
A hands down winner in the flavour variations we’ve tried is the coffee version. Here is just another way to show you how easy is to be creative with this recipe. Let this idea be your inspiration to creating your own magical superfood flavoured ice creams!
Add 2-3 tablespoons of your favourite freshly ground coffee beans and blend through. Your guests will be pinging off the walls with delight!
TIP: Serve with fresh berries to take the whole experience to the next level!
I hope you enjoy our DIY ice cream recipes & play around and experiment with your own variations as you savour the warmth of the last days of the end of summer.
Soar Free & With Love