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Ice Cream Toppings

I hope your week-end was fabulous and that you’re ready for another round of food?!

Today I’m following on from Friday’s post.  We made a banana sorbet. Remember?

You can use any fruit you fancy. I tend not to add ingredients ‘into’ the sorbet or ice cream. I’d rather have the main part of the dish smooth and creamy and add toppings, but of course, the choice is there to do whatever you so wish!

These desserts are called both ice creams and sorbets, because when you work with raw food, food is almost whatever you would like it to be! We are mimicking the ‘real thing’ with healthier options, so you call it whatever makes you happy. 🙂

To define it a little: Some fruits are creamier than others and you may feel that they have more of an ice cream texture – like banana (even though I just called it a sorbet – haha – well, you may not agree with me! ;-)) … you’ll find others lighter on the palate, with similar textures to a sorbet – like mangoes.

Some people like to add chopped dates/nuts and other additions to top sorbets/ ice creams.  I use dates in many other desserts, so I don’t tend to add them to these.

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Here are a few ideas:

Ice Cream Toppings

Clockwise from Midday:

  • Take some rice syrup and mix in cinnamon to taste. Drizzle that over your dessert to add a sticky/sweet addition to the creamy texture, without adding a refined sugar or E colourings and goo!
  • Raw Chocolate Nibs (I’m going to be honest and say they’re a little hard on the teeth and bitter for me, but I know people who can eat them straight out of the bag, so I’ve included them here for you, in case you’re a toughie! 😉 ….)
  • Raw, Unsweetened Goji Berries (Go carefully with these; they’re really delicious and can be a little addictive!)
  • Raw Almond Flakes (naturally sweet)
  • Dried Coconut Flakes (I love the crunch of the flakes; you could also use coconut snow or, as it’s also known, dessicated coconut)
  • Raw Cereal (A wonderful topping, for a hearty, toffee’ish, toasty crunch!)

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About the Author Sarah Jackson

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8 comments
Sherry says

These all look absolutely gorgeous! Do you do all the photography yourself?

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    Sarah Jackson says

    Thank you Sherry! I do all the photography, yes. Am playing with ideas these days. Not trained, so I just have to use my own creative eye. 🙂

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Robyn says

Um, I’ve never considered honey and cinnamon together! What a clever mixture! Love it!

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    Sarah Jackson says

    I picked up on this when at a spa many years ago Robyn. There was no recipe. I use it with Rice Syrup now. You could add it to any sticky sweetener of that nature and include the volume of cinnamon that suits your palate. It’s such a great mix.

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Corinne Rodrigues says

Fantastic ideas and photographs, Sarah. With summer approaching, I’ll make sure I try out some of your suggested toppings!

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Jessica says

So delicious!! Love all your ideas.

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