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Nutty Salted Caramel Coconut Ice Cream

If you love coconut and cashews, you have found the one and only ice cream recipe you will ever need - Nutty Salted Caramel Coconut Ice Cream. Made without any refined sugar, with a velvety smooth date caramel ribbon, you'll find yourself sneaking to the freezer for a scoop time and time again!

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Nutty Salted Caramel Coconut Ice Cream
Prep Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Total Time 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 618 kcal
Author Yvonne

Ingredients

Coconut Ice Cream

  • 1 1/2 c. raw cashews soaked 4-6 hours up to overnight, then drained
  • 1 15-oz can full fat unsweetened coconut milk
  • 3 tbsp. coconut oil melted
  • 1/2 c. pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. vanilla bean paste
  • 1/4 tsp. sea salt

Salted Caramel

  • 14 dates pitted
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 4-5 tbsp. water for thinning

Add Ins

  • 1/2 c. salted cashews chopped
  • 1/4 c. toasted coconut flakes

Instructions

  1. Add soaked, drained cashews, coconut milk, coconut oil, maple syrup, vanilla bean paste and sea salt to a high speed blender. Blend until completely creamy and smooth (this may take a couple of cycles), scraping down sides as needed.    

  2. For best texture, chill creamed mixture for at least 4-6 hours or overnight.

  3. Add chilled mixture and mix-ins to ice cream maker and churn according to manufacturer’s instructions. It should look like soft serve. 

  4. Prepare salted caramel by adding dates, salt, and water to a food processor or blender. Blend until creamy and smooth, adding an additional tbsp. of water as needed.

  5. Once ice cream has churned, transfer to a large freezer-safe container and spoon in desired amount of caramel. Use a spoon or knife to swirl. Smooth top and cover first with a layer of saran wrap, then a layer of aluminum foil.

  6. Freeze for at least 4-6 hours or until firm. Good for up to 1 week, although best when fresh.

Recipe Notes

Day before prep: place your ice cream churning bowl in the freezer to properly chill & soak your cashews overnight or next day for at least 6 hours.

Adapted from Minimalist Baker

Nutrition Facts
Nutty Salted Caramel Coconut Ice Cream
Amount Per Serving
Calories 618 Calories from Fat 432
% Daily Value*
Fat 48g74%
Saturated Fat 24g150%
Sodium 291mg13%
Potassium 661mg19%
Carbohydrates 42g14%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 12g24%
Vitamin C 1.7mg2%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 5mg28%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.