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Raw Caramelized Onion Ice Cream

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Now, now, stop wrinkling your nose.  Yes you, I see you. :)  There is always something new to made for dessert.  For starters the creamy smoothness of this ice cream will far surpass many of the standard commercial ice creams that you will find at your local grocery store.  See, I am easing you into this onion ice cream idea. hehe Is it working?   I wanted  to create an ice cream I would fall madly in love with, you know the kind that you just want to bathe in?  Ok, maybe we don’t want to bathe in onion ice cream, but hang in there with me.  It’s not often that I let you down, why would you think that I would start here? :)

In my kitchen lab, our (my) unique flavor development process embraces the idea that “eating ice cream is an experience that creates memories”.  Our (that would be my again) “recipe” for developing a new flavor includes large measures of experience, passion and down right “pickiness” for creating a memorable flavor.

My flavor development team (ah, me again hehe) includes very passionate people (me) who enjoy GOOD ice cream. Their (those would be my) ice cream flavor concepts are brought to life in our lab where we (I) try as many creative flavors that I can handle.  Our Team (Bob and I) is committed to eating as much ice cream as necessary to ensure that only the best flavor concepts make it into the Nouveau Raw line-up! Dang, I really need to hire a larger staff! lol

Ingredients: yields 4 1/2 cups

  • 1 1/2 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 cup raw honey
  • 2 Tbsp coconut butter, softened
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups cashews, soaked 2+ hours
  • 1 cup raisins


  1. Be sure to soak your cashews.  This will soften them which in return will help them blend nice and creamy.  After soaking, drain and rinse well.
  2. In order, add the following ingredients; almond milk, honey, coconut butter, vanilla, cashews and raisins.  Blend for 3-5 minutes. Process till nice and creamy.
  3. Add the caramelized onions and blend for 30 seconds.
  4. If you have an ice cream maker, after the mixture is blended, chill for about 1 hour in the freezer and then pour into your ice cream maker and follow the manufacturer’s instructions.
  5. If you don’t have an ice cream maker, pour into a Tupperware container and place in the freezer.  Be sure to stir it a few times an hour until frozen.
  6. You can also pour it into ice-cube trays and freeze.  For serving just pop the ice cubes out and using your blender, blend until it is a soft serve ice cream.
  7. It is best to take the ice cream out of the freezer for about 10 minutes ahead of time so it can have a chance to soften.  Did you know that softer ice cream has more flavor than hard, frozen ice cream?  Test it for yourself.

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11 thoughts on “Raw Caramelized Onion Ice Cream

  1. Sounds very interesting and probably not a combination I would have thought about myself! But never say never in life :D Looks super yummie!

    • amie-sue says:

      Oh I learned too to never say “never” hehe I hope you find the courage to try it Katrin. :) Have a splendid day! amie sue

  2. Sylvie says:

    Hello, I should say that by reading the name of the recipe I was not really sure about this recipe. I am still looking forward to trying it as my family and I are huge fan or raw vegan ice cream. I will try it and have them taste it without telling them the name and will see their reaction. I’ll get back to you with my result. :)

  3. Ela says:

    Just had to comment because I think this sounds absolutely awesome! Onions are so incredibly good for you, too.

    Are you a fan of durian? Because caramelized onion ice cream is a pretty good way to describe durian to someone who’s never had it. One of my favorite foods of all time…

    • amie-sue says:

      Hello Ela…

      I do like durian, but I don’t see it very often. Bob and I bought one a few years ago. Though I gag at the smell I do enjoy the taste. Bob on the other hand can’t even smell the darn thing. haha He needs a new “sniffer” . :P And your right, it does have a onion custard like taste. Night :) amie sue

  4. elizabeth taylor says:

    Well.. I find ice cream to be okay.. not my go to desert.. but I LOVE onions and caramelized even more so why not! I just might try this!

  5. you are making me HUNGRY! Am making this SOON!

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