Total Time: 30 Min 

  Yield: Serves 4


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  Yield: Serves 6-8

Chef Melanie 

Hello food lovers. My name is Mel. I’m a chef,  food writer and  a nutrition and health expert. I am one of a team of contributors to Cape Crystal Recipes. As a writer, columnist, blogger, and author, on food, I pride myself on healthy recipes. I am passionate about nutritional diversity including gluten-free recipes, diabetic recipes, low sugar and healthy nutritional recipes. That is what you’ll find right here on this website. We hope you enjoy it and Bon Appetite!

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Green Tea

Vegan Ice Cream  

  Total Time: 60Min 

  Yield: Serves 6


  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups coconut milk
  • 1 cup almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 3 tablespoons matcha green tea powder
  • ¼ cup Medjool dates (pitted)
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • ¼ teaspoon Cape Crystal Guar Gum

How to Make It:


Step 1: Place the almond milk, coconut milk, dates, matcha powder, and honey in the blender. Blend till all the ingredients mix together nicely. Then add the guar gum powder and blend again.

Step 2: To make sure the flavors are on point, taste the ice cream mix. Add some more honey, dates or green tea powder to customize the flavor and texture as per your preference. 

Step 3: Use a spoon to take out all the batter and pour into a bowl. Place the bowl in a fridge to chill for 2-3 hours.

Step 4: Transfer the chilled batter into a pre-chilled ice-cream maker. Churn the device to make ice-cream.


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