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Fresh Mint and Basil Ice Cream


  • 1 cup of raw cashew nuts (soak them in water for 12 hours, then discard the water)
  • 2 cups of peeled and diced pears (about 2 medium)
  • cup of white raisins
  • ½ cup of fresh basil leaves
  • ½ cup of fresh mint leaves
  • ¼ cup of water (just enough to be able to blend)


  • 1. Soak the cashews in water for about 12 hours and then discard the water.
  • 2. Put all the ingredients in a blender, and blend them until you get an even and smooth cream.
  • 3. If you have an ice cream maker, you may place the blended mixture in it to finish the ice-cream. If you do not have an ice cream maker, just put the mixture in the freezer until it reaches a harder consistency.

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