Chunky Cinnamon Nut Ice Cream

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If you’ve got 5 minutes to spare you have more than enough time to make this refreshingly easy cinnamon nut ice cream by Brandi Rollins. All you need are some pre-frozen bananas, dates, some sweet spices of cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla, and your choice of raw nuts on hand. Combine these ingredients into a sweet frozen flurry of goodness! Choose chopped brazil nuts, pecans, or even pistachios for a delightful chunky crunch consistency


2 medium banana

5 brazil nuts, raw 

1/4 cup silvered almonds, raw 

1/2 tsp cinnamon, ground

2 pinches nutmeg, ground

2 dates (any variety) 

1/4 tsp vanilla extract (glycerin-based or bean)





1) Freeze the bananas overnight. When the bananas are ready, chop them into 1-inch pieces.

2) Using a food processor, process the brazil nuts until they are broken down into a chunky flour. Add dates and process until they are broken down in small pieces. Now, add the frozen bananas, vanilla, cinnamon, and nutmeg, and process until the ice cream is smooth and creamy. Add the silvered almonds and process for 5 seconds. Serve immediately or scoop into a freezer-ready container and freeze.

3) Enjoy!





Freeze the bananas overnight for a firmer ice cream! Use whatever nuts you have on hand. If you don't have brazil nuts use pecans!




About Brandi Rollins

Author & educator, Brandi Rollins is the voice behind the Raw Foods on a Budget movement. Brandi’s commitment to making a contribution has inspired her to write books on topics neglected in the health foods movement including eating a raw foods diet on a budget and thriving on raw foods in cold climates. Brandi’s most recent book, Raw Foods on a Budget, is a winner of the 2012 Independent Publishers’ Book Awards and is the most comprehensive guide to eating a budget-loving, raw foods lifestyle to date.   Designed by Brandi and her readers, Raw Foods on a Budget was created to provide raw food newcomers and long-term enthusiasts with REAL ANSWERS on how to afford a plant-based diet. Taking a holistic approach, Brandi demonstrates that eating raw foods on a budget is more than just finding low-cost fruits and vegetables; instead, it encompasses how and where you buy food; how you store, prepare, and eat food; and your overall relationship with food and money. Designed as a workbook and recipe book, Raw Foods on a Budget provides over 70 detailed strategies, worksheets, and activities, as well as 90 delicious low-cost, easy-to-prepare recipes.

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