Updated: May 19
Raw & Wild's friend Tanya - is the owner of high-end Raw Food Cafe and an inspiration for many in the food community shared something really exciting with us. The healthiest and most nutrient dense Pili nut ice cream that kids will really enjoy. It's easy to make in any blender and any ice blockmould.
Preparation time: 40 minutes
2 x Ripe Mangos, peeled and de-stoned 1 x 70g pack Original Pili Nuts 300ml x Organic Apple Juice 3 tablespoons x Udo's Choice Oil Blend Optional (advised for fussy kids)
60g Maple Syrup
If you don't have a high-powered blender, soak the pili nuts in water for 4-6 hours, otherwise, use straight out of packet. - Transfer all the ingredients into your blender and blend till creamy.
Note: if using maple syrup, it is likely to taste too sweet, but don't worry because sweetness dulls once frozen. Transfer into ice block moulds, insert a wooden stick and transfer to the freezer for a minimum of 4 hours. We were in NZ at this time and didn't have our ice lollymouldshandy, so I found this baking tray and folded some tin foil inside to the point which held the right amount of mixture, so that the sticks had plenty of support.
In the second picture, Lake is 1, her cousin Stanley is [almost] 4 and cousin Theo is 2,5. At this age, Lake hasn't had anything sweet apart from fruits, so she was super into the ice-block and ate up the entire thing! For the boys, I wish I added the optional maple syrup, they would've finished more than 1/3 and got all those amazing nutrients into them. You know your kiddies and their fussiness best, so keep that in mind when contemplating the additional maple syrup- the overall sweetness of anything will always dull when food freezes.