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Raw Pomegranate and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

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This ice cream turned out so elegant looking.  I am still boycotting the ice cream scoop.  Not that there is anything wrong with the poor kitchen gadget, but I am always looking to give a breath of fresh air to the typical traditions in the kitchen.  Besides, when serving ice cream for a large gathering, it can become quite the challenge.  I have seen many ice cream balls fling from the scoop and roll under the table.  Not that I have ever done such a thing. ;)

Since I don’t bake bread, I repurposed my bread pan into an ice cream pan.  It works out beautifully.  After the ice cream is frozen, turn it upside down onto a serving dish and cut into single serving slices.  Cover it back up and slide it into the freezer until the festivities begin.  Keep in mind, you can do this a week in advance and check that off your list as one last thing to worry about.  Once ready to serve, remove from the freezer and dress it up with a little Raw Cranberry and Pomegranate Relish and be prepared to wow your guests.

Click here if you need help on how to remove the seeds from the pomegranates.  There are oodles and I mean oodles of YouTube videos that will teach you many different techniques.  The one I use is quick and easy.  Same goes for juicing the pomegranate seeds.  I used my Omega juicer and it produced a beautiful and sweet juice.  Some techniques can cause it to be more on the bitter side.  I was pleasantly surprised as to how smooth tasting it was.   So many times, pomegranate juice can make your teeth feel fury.  Or did I just forget to brush my teeth? haha  I hope you enjoy this recipe.  Blessings!

Raw-Pomegranate-and-Vanilla-Bean-Ice-Cream4Ingredients: yields 6 cups batter

  • 2 cups raw cashews, soaked 2+ hours
  • 3/4 cup full fat coconut milk or raw thick cream
  • 2 cups fresh pressed pomegranate juice
  • 1 cup raw agave nectar
  • 1/4 cup raw coconut butter
  • 1 vanilla bean, seeds only
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt


  1. Drain, rinse and discard the soak water from the cashews.
  2. In a high-speed blender combine the cashews, coconut cream, pomegranate juice, agave, coconut butter, vanilla bean seeds and salt. Blend until completely smooth.  This may take a good 3-4 minutes.  You don’t want any graininess left from the cashews.  Be sure to stop the blender every once in a while to test the texture.  Once it is nice and smooth you can move on to the next step.
  3. Put the lid on your blender container and place it in the fridge or freezer for 1 hour so it can chill.
  4. Pour the mixture into your ice cream machine and process according to the manufacturer’s instructions. This step takes about 25 minutes.
  5. Transfer the ice cream to a freezer-proof container that is air-tight or eat as a soft-serve ice cream.

Freezing Suggestions for Ice Cream:

  1. Use ice cream machine.  Follow manufactures directions.
  2. Freeze in popcycle molds or 3 oz Dixie cups with a popcycle stick inserted.
  3. Freeze the ice cream in ice cube trays. Once frozen press through a Champion Juicer, or place in a high-powered blender or process in food processor until creamy.
  4. Pour ice cream into a freezer safe container and stir occasionally as it freezes.


Line the pan with wax paper.  Sprinkle shredded coconut and pomegranate
seeds on the bottom.  Then pour the ice cream into the pan and smooth it out.
Cover and place in the freezer to harden.


When you are ready to slice the ice cream into single servings… turn the bread
pan over onto a serving plate.  Give it a few minutes to rest and the remove the
pan.  Peel the wax paper off and there you have it!  Gorgeousnessessssss.


If you want to garnish the ice cream, place a dollop of Cranberry sauce on top , along
with a sprig of fresh mint.


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5 thoughts on “Raw Pomegranate and Vanilla Bean Ice Cream

  1. Anne-Marie says:

    oh, there must be a confusion, not possible to see the recipe of the raw pomgranate and vanilla bean pudding…
    thank you for checking, colourful late automn greetings, AM

  2. Jeannette says:

    Amie Sue, the link said it was for Raw Pomegranate and Vanilla Bean Pudding but this is just a repeat of the previous ice cream recipe.

  3. aliyah says:

    This was the dessert for today it was delicious had it with Mac and cheese but I added nut meat to it so it was like hamburger helper my husband loved both but with all the nuts it was a bit heavy so he didn’t have to eat a lot. Why do I find myself craving Ice cream as the weather turns a bit cooler and I do mean a bit because I live in Florida lol

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