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Vanilla Bean and Pistachio Ice Cream

Makes: 0.5L - 1L

Serves: 2-4

Rule = 1 part liquid to 3 parts frozen

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 6-8 cup Medjool dates (pitted and soaked)
  • 1/4 cup handful of pistachios (shelled and husks removed)
  • 1/2 banana (peeled)
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped or tsp vanilla essence
  • 2 Tbls raw honey
  • 3-4 cups of ice

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients into the Vitamix 2L container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and quickly increase the speed to 10, then override to High.
  3. Use the tamper to effectively press the ingredients into the blades whilst processing.
  4. Blend for 30-45 seconds or until desired consistency is reached.
  5. Stop the machine and serve.

Caramel Sauce – Optional

Ingredients

  • Warm Caramel Sauce
  • 10-12 medjool dates
  • 3/4 cup water
  • pinch of pink rock salt
  • 1 vanilla bean scraped

Method

  1. Put all the ingredients into the Vitamix 2L container in the order listed and secure the lid.
  2. Select Variable 1. Turn the machine on and quickly increase the speed to 10, then override to High.
  3. Use the tamper to effectively press the ingredients into the blades whilst processing.
  4. Blend until smooth creamy consistency
  5. Drizzle on the inside of your ice-cream cone or your ice-cream bowl, fill with ice-cream and then garnish with roughly chopped pistachio’s to add a little texture!

 

 

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