Luscious Coconut & Pomegranate Ice Cream - Totally Vegan!











Indulge in the creamy bliss of Coconut & Pomegranate Ice Cream, a raw and vegan treat perfect for cooling down on a sunny day. This dessert is a symphony of tangy pomegranate and rich coconut, making it a delight for the taste buds while being healthy.


Step 1: Prepare the Pomegranate

Begin your ice cream adventure by peeling open the vibrant hues of the pomegranate. Aim for about 1.5 to 2 cups of these ruby-red seeds. A little bird told me that pomegranates are not only delicious but packed with health benefits, making your dessert both indulgent and nourishing.
Pro Tip: Submerge the pomegranate in water while peeling to avoid splashes.

Step 2: Juice Creation

It's time to unleash the power of your juicer. Combine the pomegranate seeds with the juice of half a lime. This step introduces a zesty twist, enhancing the pomegranate's natural flavors. Whether or not to include the seeds in your juice is a personal choice, but keep in mind, those tiny seeds are a powerhouse of nutrients.
Pro Tip: Using a fine mesh strainer can give you a smoother juice, if preferred.

Step 3: Sweeten the Mix

In a mixing bowl, combine the pomegranate and lime juice with maple syrup. The maple syrup doesn't just sweeten the deal; it brings a cozy, warm note that contrasts beautifully with the tangy pomegranate. Stirring this mixture well ensures that every sip of your ice cream will be a perfect balance of sweet and sour.
Pro Tip: Adjust the maple syrup according to your taste preference.

Step 4: Incorporate Coconut Cream

Gradually add the coconut cream to your pomegranate mixture, stirring continuously. This is where the magic starts to happen, as the coconut cream introduces a creamy, tropical richness that makes our ice cream truly indulgent. The key here is to mix thoroughly, making sure the coconut cream is completely integrated, ensuring a smooth and creamy texture.
Pro Tip: Chill the coconut cream in the fridge before using for a thicker consistency.

Step 5: Blend for Airiness

For an extra smooth and airy texture, transfer the mixture back into the blender. Let it whip for about 5-10 minutes. This step introduces air into our ice cream, making it lighter and helping it to freeze with a more desirable texture. Plus, it's quite therapeutic to watch the colors and textures blend into something new!
Pro Tip: Don’t over-blend, to maintain some body in the texture.

Step 6: Freeze

Pour the mixture into a tin bowl, and don’t forget to cover it with a lid before placing it in the freezer. This initial freeze will set the foundation for our ice cream, allowing the flavors to meld together as it begins to solidify. Patience is key here as we're creating something truly special.
Pro Tip: A shallow bowl helps the mixture freeze more evenly.

Step 7: Stir & Set

After an hour in the freezer, take out the bowl and break up any chunks with a spoon, stirring well. This process, repeated a couple of times, ensures a smoother texture and prevents ice crystals from forming. Finally, let it set in the freezer for 4 hours. This wait might be the hardest part, but I promise it's worth it for the creamy, dreamy outcome.
Pro Tip: Use a fork for breaking up larger chunks more efficiently.