There is an event that comes once every year in Minnesota and for most of us that live here it is a must to attend it every year. This event is the Minnesota State Fair! Now, for most it is an excuse to overindulge because it is justified by walking it off since you do walk quite a bit.
But it is also great people watching, and where else does the rest of Minnesota converge into one small area? Back to the food though...they have everything from deep fried twinkies to fried lamb testicles, to pickles on a stick to all sorts of ethnic foods.
I tell myself every year I should enter something but I get too busy. I must admit though, they are fun to look at! Then of course I had to see the giant veggies like the over 1000 lb pumpkin that must of taken all year to grow! I don't think I have ever missed the fair, it is a must every year!
Since I am hooked on raw ice cream lately, this one was raw as well with a cashew coconut base. Seriously guys...if you have not tried making raw ice cream you are missing out! The base was sweet and rich and it paired well with the sweet corn which gave it a subtle flavor.
Makes 4 cups ice cream and 1 cup sauce
1 cup raw cashews, (soaked for 2 hours at least, then drained)
1 cup young coconut meat
1/2 cup coconut water
1/4-1/3 cup agave nectar or honey depending on how sweet you like it
1/4 cup coconut oil, liquified
seeds of one vanilla bean or 2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/8 tsp sea salt
1 cup fresh sweet corn kernals (removed from cob)
1 cup organic raspberries, divided
2 Tbsp agave nectar or honey
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
To make the ice cream, place all the ingredients in a food processor and process until smooth. Press the mixture through a fine meshed strainer to remove chunks if desired. Pour the strained base into an ice cream maker, and process according to directions. Pour into a freezer safe container and place in the freezer.
For the sauce, puree half the raspberries with agave nectar and vanilla until smooth. Stir in the remaining whole berries.
To serve, spoon the sauce over the ice cream and enjoy!