So ever since this year's mango season started, I'd been really wanting to make a mango ice cream with a super strong ginger kick. When the time came to add ginger into the mixie jar, I did not hold myself back. And boy oh boy did it turn out amazing!!
I ran out of raw agave nectar so I used sugar. If it hadn't been for the sugar, this ice cream would've been categorized under "raw food".
I was feeling lazy and didn't want to wash the ice cream maker, so I decided to use the freeze/whip/freeze method to make this ice cream. I wanted it to have a slightly icy texture for an added crunch, so I didn't let it get too creamy during the freezing process.
Almost Raw, Vegan Mango Ginger Ice Cream
3 Ripe Mangoes - peeled and diced
2 inches Ginger - sliced
1 T Sesame Seeds
1/2 C Cashews
1/2 C Sugar
1 T Flax Seed Powder
A pinch of Salt
2 C Filtered Water
Grind the cashews and sesame seeds together in a dry jar until they start to release oil and begin to turn slightly buttery.
Add the ginger, sugar, salt and flax seed powder and process.
Add the mango and process till smooth and creamy.
Add the water and blend well.
Let this mixture sit in the fridge (not freezer) for a day to chill thoroughly.
Transfer to an airtight container and whip well with a whisk.
Pop in the freezer for half an hour.
Freeze again for an hour.
Let the mixture freeze for 6-8 hours.
Transfer this icy mixture into a blender jar in batches and process for a few minutes.
Transfer back into the airtight container and freeze for two hours.
To get beautiful scoops, let the container thaw inside the fridge for five minutes before you serve each time.
Scoop and serve.