Very Vanilla Ice Cream (sweetened only with dates!)

Homemade ice cream is always a fan favorite at my house, but this simple flavor is one that my husband and both our kids request over and over again. We all think it’s pretty fabulous.

This has loads of pure vanilla (powder or extract) and is sweetened only with the goodness of dates (hence the dark color).

I hope your family loves this as much as we do. And Happy June! : )

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  • Servings: makes about 1 quart
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2 cups almond milk
1/2 cup raw cashews
1/2 cup, plus 1 tablespoon date syrup
1 tablespoon, plus 1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder (OR 2 tablespoons, plus 1 teaspoon vanilla extract)
sprinkle of salt


Add all ingredients to a high-powered blender (like a Vitamix) and process until mixture is smooth and combined well.

Carefully pour mixture into the bowl of an automatic ice cream maker, and process according to manufacturer’s instructions until desired texture is achieved. Enjoy immediately, or harden further in freezer for an hour or more.

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