Salty Candied Almond & Honey Marshmallow Rocky Road Ice Cream

Salty Candied Almond & Honey Marshmallow Rocky Road Ice Cream :

It’s never too late for ice cream is it? I’ve had this recipe on my mind for years but never had a plan for the must-have marshmallows called for in traditional rocky road ice cream. Who would have thought you could make marshmallows out of something other than sugar?! I’ve been on a marshmallow kick ever since I made my first batch of honey marshmallows, and I must say this twist on classic rocky road is better than the original (easier too). Have at it.

Salty Candied Almond & Honey Marshmallow Rocky Road Ice Cream :

Salty Candied Almonds
1 cup soaked raw almonds
1/4 cup coconut sugar
1/8 teaspoon Celtic Sea salt

In a small bowl, combine all ingredients to coat almonds. If you’ve already dehydrated the almonds rinse them in water so the sugar and salt will stick. Dehydrate for 12 hours at 105-120 degrees Fahrenheit.

Honey Marshmallows
1 cup honey
1 cup water
1/4 cup gelatin
1 teaspoon vanilla
coconut oil

Bring 1/2 cup of water and honey to a boil and remove from heat. In a food processor (or stand mixer, hand mixer, etc.) combine 1/2 cup water and gelatin. Slowly pour honey water into gelatin mixture while the food processor is running. Add vanilla and let run for 10-15 minutes. Pour marshmallow mix into a lightly coated (coconut oil) shallow dish. Refrigerate until firm (1-2 hours).

Chocolate Ice Cream
2 cups cream (or coconut milk fat)
1/2 cup cacao powder
1/3 cup raw honey
1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Thoroughly blend all ingredients. I chose to pour the base into ice cube trays, freeze, and process later. However, there are many freezing and processing options you can find here.

After the chocolate ice cream is processed, chop almonds, cut small cubes of marshmallow, and fold together. Enjoy!

Salty Candied Almond & Honey Marshmallow Rocky Road Ice Cream :
Salty Candied Almond & Honey Marshmallow Rocky Road Ice Cream :
Salty Candied Almond & Honey Marshmallow Rocky Road Ice Cream :
Salty Candied Almond & Honey Marshmallow Rocky Road Ice Cream :

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Candied Fruit

I recently read the best little book in the entire world. In less time than it took me to fly in my recent trip to Texas, I had read the little book of so few pages and was in awe of it’s simplicity and beauty.

With Valentine’s Day we think of love in a romantic sense. Going on a date, getting flowers, eating a box of chocolates, and feeling loved. Then there’s the joke where some call the 14th day in February “Singles Awareness Day” or “SAD”. However, in The Greatest Thing In The World, Henry Drummund spoke at a dinner gathering on 1 Corinthians 13, the Love chapter. The 19th century Scott’s recorded words have been the most understandable and beautiful explanation of the Christian life that I have ever heard (outside of the Bible of course). The Word of God tells us that the most important thing in life is to love God and love our neighbor. The whole of the Old Testament law was to bring order and submission back to a sinful people, so that they would know how to love God and love their neighbor.

I’m far from knowing how to love perfectly, but The Greatest Thing In The World has given me a new vision for love. It’s not a feel good love or the deceptive love we expect to celebrate this time of year, but a love so beautiful that a heart change towards Christ likeness is only possible. I’ve had my fair share of conflict relationally. I still do, but what I know is that no matter how much I’m hated, I must love. No matter if I love to the point of being harmed by those who hate me, my aleingence is not in their opinion. God judges those just fine all on His own. In my flesh I want to destroy those who have wronged me and hurt me, but God has been so gracious to give me a peace and a restraint to live in freedom…to love.

The Greatest Thing In The World, love.

Candied Fruit
coconut sugar or honey

There are so many directions to go when candying fruit, but the simplest I’ve found is to cover the fruit of choice in a sweetener, in this case I used coconut sugar for the citrus and honey for the cranberries, and then dehydrate until crystalized and chewy. Beware, the citrus fruits I made are addicting. Enjoy!

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Orange Sherbet

“God is God. Because He is God, He is worthy of my trust and obedience.
I will find rest nowhere but in His holy will…
a will that is unspeakably beyond my largest notion of what He is up to.”

-Elisabeth Elliot

In exactly one week I turn that age. 25. I’m not where I thought I’d be, but I’m glad for where I am. The past year was the worst most wonderful year, and as I look back it’s hard to believe everything happened in only 365 days. I was broken and persevered, and as Mr. Charles Spurgeon said, “I have learned to kiss the wave that throws me against the Rock of Ages.” I wouldn’t trade that for the world. Here are some wonderful things I learned or experienced in 2012:

» Forgiveness is essential, but it takes time.
» I am blessed and so grateful to call some of the dearest people friends.
» My biggest fears are of what I want the most, so I need to be myself and not fear man.
» WWOOFing was an incredible experience, but I now know I’m not cut out to be a farmer :)
» Guys and girls can’t be “just” friends. Haven’t you seen When Harry Met Sally?! *
» Classes started today, but I didn’t have to go. I can get used to this whole college graduate thing!

*No need to watch if you haven’t :)

Recipe time! These little bowls are equally refreshing as they are creamy. Citrus season is in full swing, so grapefruit, lemon, mandarine orange, and clementine would all be delicious!

Orange Sherbet
4 navel oranges
1 c coconut milk
1/3 c honey

Juice oranges and freeze the skin halves. Blend orange juice with remaining ingredients and freeze in ice cube trays. Process frozen cubes until smooth and fill frozen orange halves. Enjoy!

[See here for tips and alternatives.]