February 10, 2010

Cereal Sorbet

Ok, I know I said I was off of the cereal theme for desserts. Previous offenders: Cinnamon Raisin Cereal Pudding, Maple Almond Toasty Bowl and Cereal Pie. The thing is, I lied. But this one is worth it, I promise!

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I mean, I love cereal and I love ice cream, so I decided to marry my two loves. And why not?

What might look like breakfast to you…

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…looks like dessert to me.

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…Actually, this looks like breakfast to me as well.

Cereal Sorbet

Ingredients:

  • 1 liter (1 box) vanilla almond milk
  • 1/4 tsp xanthan gum
  • sweetener to taste, if desired
  • 1 cup granola

Directions:

  1. Pour out a splash of almond milk and test for quality control. ;)
  2. Combine almond milk, xanthan gum and sweetener (if using—I used sweetened almond milk so I didn’t need additional sweetener) in a blender and whiz until smooth.
  3. Pour into ice cream maker and process according to manufacturer instructions.
  4. Add granola during last 5 minutes of processing (or according to manufacturer instructions for adding mix-ins).
  5. Serve and/or freeze!

If enjoying this as a dessert, you might like to know that it makes an excellent topper for a warm black bean brownie.

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If enjoying this as a breakfast, you might like to know that it makes an excellent topper for a warm black bean brownie.

Tee-hee.

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As you can see, almond milk is fairly thin and watery, hence the “sorbet” in the title. This “ice cream” comes out a bit icy and closer to the texture of sorbet than anything with “cream” in the name.

And as usual, don’t feel like you can’t give this a shot if you don’t own an ice cream maker. I usually recommend blending the ingredients per my first step, then pouring into a container with the granola. Stick it in the freezer and stir every 20 minutes or so until you have a texture that suits you.

Ok?

Ok.

Giveaways!

  • Pure2Raw is giving away a basket of their Twin Cakes goodies here.
  • Gena is giving away a Tribest blender here.

36 comments:

Sarah @ The Foodie Diaries said...

ok i NEED this in my life. now.

tasteofbeirut said...

How utterly creative! I honestly you could market this idea!

Pure2Raw Twins said...

Thanks for the shout out about your giveaway! Cereal and ice cream and brownie, brilliant :)

Olga @ Healthing It said...

So....I need an ice cream maker next.

And then an extra room for all my new appliances :)

ktbwood said...

WOW that looks great! i need to make this asap!

moretolifethanlettuce said...

i need an ice cream maker!!

Jen, a priorfatgirl said...

You are brilliant!

Gabriela said...

This is such a fun idea! Wish I had an ice cream maker :(

Mama Pea said...

I pretty much eat that for dessert every night, but don't use the ice cream maker, just my Bullet. I'm doing it tonight in curly hair and glasses. I am YOU.

Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) said...

GREAT WORK!!!

Thanks for the comments you left me today…
Now if only i could get my freakin commenting system under control. New system was working great then bam, reverted to blogger’s crap again. I hate technology!

As if you care but just wanted to thank you for showing the love.

oatsandchocolate said...

hey! this is an amazing idea(: and it looks so good! i need to make this. and those brownies? yum. have a great day xoxo soph

shannonmarie said...

I love mixing raw cereals in with my raw banana n'ice cream. It gives great texture. Yum!

Jenny said...

seriously considering buying an ice cream maker SOLELY to make this recipe. dannnnnnnnng.

Elina said...

Sorbet for breakfast? You are a genius! A while back whym (midtown west) had this stuffed french toast with gelato... it was amazing! This could be a fun one to stick in there ;)

Sophie @ yumventures said...

Delicious! You are so creative with your cereal, and desserts!

katherine said...

Brilliant idea! I love ice cream but always need toppings of some kind so I've got some crunch to go with the smooth ice cream or sorbet. This is the perfect combo :)

Mo Diva said...

holy shit! Youre a genius!
this sounds perfect for hte ice cream lvoer in me that cant tolerate dairy but i eat it anyway.

Christine (The Raw Project) said...

Mmmm, looks good and can be raw-ized :-) Very creative!

Missy said...

Yummm I want an ice cream maker so bad.

runwritetherapylife said...

Nom nom nom. Granola in ice creams is so good!

Fayinagirl (means Free One) said...

Girl! You do the coolest things with cereal! =)

Jess - The Domestic Vegan said...

Looks tasty to me! I love cereal, too, and of course I also love ice cream.

I need to try those brownies! I've seen them all over but have yet to make them.

Madeline - Greens and Jeans said...

Wow wow wow. I need an ice cream maker immediately!

healthy ashley said...

What an incredible dessert/breakfast/snack! I love how what appears to be a sinful dessert is actually super-healthy!!

Katie ♥ said...

I decided I now need a icecream maker in my life!!!!!!!!!

Wow that looks so good, why do i not own a icecream maker when my nickname is icecream monster!!

thanks for sharing this amazing recipe love!!!

Katie xoxo

Michele | aka Raw Juice Girl said...

Awesomeness on the dessert creativity!

Would you believe I've never made brownies from beans? Never. I'll have to try it some day...

*smiles*
Michele

Mamma Sarah said...

OMG it's 10pm and I really wish I had the ingredients to make this right now!

Erica said...

What a great idea! I love Almond Milk..mmmm I bet its wonderful all frozen up! Have a great weekend and Happy Early Valentine's Day!

Gena said...

Hmm. It's creative, inspired, adn totally healthified. Oh wait, it must be a Diana recipe!

Diana @ frontyardfoodie said...

hahaha you're so hilarious. I love cereal too so I'm going to give you a break but this is possible the the funniest way I could imagine eating it.

Keep it coming sister.

Megan (The Runner's Kitchen) said...

This looks delicious! Reminds me of the cereal milk soft serve offered at Momofuku milk bar :-)

Gina said...

Mmm, looks great! I actually add my ganola to my homemade vanilla yogurt. I use my ice cream maker and use the original vanilla recipe, but add less sugar. Then I add a BUNCH of my granola and it's like adding cereal to the ice cream :) The black bean brownies look amazing, I have a recipe for those but have never tried it, I need to, it's a "healthy indulgence!"

Gelareh @ Nutritious Foodie said...

yum that looks really good

Lori said...

That ice cream looks awesome... and atop the black bean brownie makes it even better!
Thanks for the recipe!

chrystad72 said...

looks awesome. Im such a cereal addict too. I tried out your cereal pudding actually the other day and it was AWESOME. No pics cause i ate it too fast. lol. I like the way you think. Im hoping some cereal ice cream is on my plate stat! I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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