Maitake Mushroom Ice Cream (vegan)

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Author Notes: Will this be the molecule that could change the DNA structure of my aching breast?
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LOVE IT! I was trying to come up with 800 ways to eat a Maitake Mushroom. Then one night, it hit me. ICE CREAM!!! I didn't think it would work. I made the first batch using regular sugar. What was I thinking? Forget about the brain freeze, the ice cream was so sweet I could hear my teeth cracking. I couldn't taste the mushrooms and it took too long to make. Here is the my new spin on this creation.
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Serves 4 to 6

  • 2 fresh organic maitake mushrooms
  • 1/2 vanilla bean split open
  • 1/2 cup Pureed medjool dates
  • 2 tablespoons pure coconut butter
  • 1 pinch sea salt
  • 1-1/2 cups of unsweetened vanilla coconut milk by Dream blends. Not canned
  • 2 fresh,pitted,chopped organic apricots
  1. Simmer the mushrooms in two cups of fresh water with vanilla bean for 10 minutes. In the meantime, remove the pits of 12 to 15 large medjool dates. Soak dates for 10 minutes in a 1/2 cup warm water. Next, place dates and soaked water in blender and pureed until smooth and creamy on medium speed. Pour in bowl and set to the side.
  2. Remove mushrooms from heat. Drain the mushrooms well. Reserve your mushroom brew and vanilla bean for another recipe. Put mushrooms in blender. Add in the a 1/2 cup pureed dates,coconut butter, sea salt and only 1 cup of the coconut milk. You will use the remaining coconut milk towards the end of this recipe. You'll see.
  3. Pour mixture in ice cubes and freeze overnight until brick hard.
  4. Pop the frozen ice cubes in the blender. Pour in the remaining coconut milk 1 to 2 tablespoons at a time. Make sure the lid is on tight. Blend on high speed. You are looking for a creamy ice cream texture. Scoop into small bowls, top with apricots, serve and enjoy. There will be no leftovers to store. Trust me.

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