The most incredible Vegan Mocha Ice Cream inspired by the popular Starbucks Ice Cream . Dairy-free, vegan, oil-free ice cream that combines chocolate and espresso. Super creamy and made with cashews. You will be blown away by this heavenly bowl.
Hey everybody! I am guest posting today over at Eat, Live, Burp! I was honored when Pavithra asked me to do a guest post with one of my vegan creations. I love her blog because of all the amazing ingredients she uses, rich flavors and the beautiful photos that accompany them. She uses lots of awesome spices that are new to me and intrigue me. I can almost smell her food through the screen.
My favorite combo ever is chocolate and espresso/coffee. I used to be obsessed with the Starbucks ice cream, but now I’m obsessed with this one! Vegan Mocha Ice Cream (Starbucks Copycat)
When she asked me to do a guest post, I was thrilled and figured what better way to show her readers a recipe that most don’t think of as vegan, than ice cream. This one is the best ice cream I’ve EVER had, non-vegan included. My hubby exclaimed it was “better than Starbucks” and definitely, by far, the best ice cream recipe I’ve made to date. I will most likely stick with this recipe as my go-to base from now on. Seriously, better than any ice cream I’ve made using coconut cream.
This tastes identical to dairy ice cream. I found the perfect balance of ingredients. It is just too addicting.
Sooooo, go check out this special post here and let me know what you think!
Vegan Mocha Ice cream (Starbucks copycat)
- 1 heaping cup 150g whole raw cashews
- 1 1/2 cups canned "lite" coconut milk I really recommend Thai Kitchen, it is the best and creamiest
- 1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons cocoa powder
- 1/2 cup + 2 tablespoons organic coconut palm sugar gives a richer flavor than regular sugar
- 2 tablespoons raw agave helps with the texture by preventing ice crystals
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 teaspoons fine ground instant espresso adjust to your preference depending on how strong you want it, or omit for a chocolate flavor
- 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
- Add all of the ingredients to a power blender, such as a Vitamix, and blend for a couple of minutes on the highest setting until completely creamy and smooth. If you do not have a power blender, soak the cashews for 5-6 hours (the longer you soak, the creamier your ice cream) first in a bowl covered with room temperature water. Drain and rinse them and pat them dry. Add to your blender with the remaining ingredients.
- After you have gotten it completely smooth, taste and add any more espresso if desired.
- Pour the mixture into your ice cream maker and churn until firm and a soft serve consistency forms. Place in the freezer in an airtight container for a couple of hours to harden before eating. If it completely freezes overnight, just remove it a few minutes before serving.
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