Raspberry Swirl Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

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Quick 2-ingredient ice cream without ice cream maker

Preparation time: 5 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, raspberry
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

Picking fresh raspberries in the morning is one of my favorite things to do. Conveniently my parents have two raspberry bushes in their garden (both red and golden cultivars! i love the golden ones, they're so sweet and they fruit twice a year, once in early summer and once in fall!). 

I like to pick them early in the morning when no one is up yet and it is quiet outside, a little chilly, the raspberries glistening with morning dew... It's a great way to start the day.


3 large ripe bananas
about 1/2 cup fresh raspberries
2 tsp agave syrup or preferred sweetener (optional) - i'm not using any!

- a high-speed blender or food processor (NO NEED FOR AN ICE CREAM MAKER!)


First, the "vanilla" ice cream base: break your bananas into pieces, let sit in freezer for a few hours, put frozen banana pieces into your blending machine and blend until it turns creamy. You can add your sweetener now, if you like, or even a bit of vanilla for a stronger vanilla flavour. i like it to be plain, so i leave it like that :)

Add your raspberries. Don't blend, but only "pulse" a few times for the ice cream to create a nice swirl! Then fill everything into a nice bowl, using a spatula or spoon or an  ice cream scoop, maybe garnish with a few whole raspberries and enjoy!

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Note: This is part of my oh so glorious raw vegan Ice Cream Galore, hurray!