Nateur Cooking with Aga Bodes: Vegan Eggnog Ice Cream
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Name: Aga Bodes
Job description: Food stylist, food photographer, and content creator.
Favorite dish to serve at a dinner party: I like to serve traditional dishes from Polish cuisine like pierogies, wild mushroom and sauerkraut croquettes, or anything that tastes like home.
Favorite skin food ingredient and why: Plenty of water (for hydration), avocados, seeds and nuts (for elasticity), and turmeric (for the collagen boost and that healthy glow).
Top three Instagram accounts for inspiration: @bakingmydays @ezgipolat @swarnika_
Must-have cookbook: Supercharge Your Life by Lee Holmes.
Top three kitchen supplies you can’t live without: Coffee grinder, high speed blender, and a sharp knife.
Three things you always keep in your refrigerator: Perfectly ripe avocado, oat milk, and natural peanut butter.
Favorite online shop for kitchen supplies and / or specialty food items: Etsy is great but I must say. Vintage stores, flea markets, and local farmers markets are my happy places from which I draw inspiration.
Go-to quick, healthy meal: Buddha bowl.
Favorite healthy treat: Silken tofu chocolate mousse with fresh berries.
Skincare mantra: Beauty sleep, nature walks, mindful eating, and quality skincare products with simple ingredients.
Eat this recipe for: A special Christmas Day treat or anytime you crave a refreshing dessert which gives you that warm, nostalgic feeling.
Recipe: Vegan Eggnog Ice Cream
3 cups full fat coconut milk
1 cup raw cashews
1/3 cup maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Pinch of cardamom
Pinch of sea salt
Soak the cashews and dates in filtered water for 4 hours or up to overnight. This softens them and makes them ready to blend.
Add all the ingredients to a high-speed blender and blend until completely smooth.
Line a small loaf pan with parchment paper.
Pour the ice cream base into the lined pan.
Loosely cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 6 hours, or until the ice cream has set.
Let the ice cream stand at room temperature for 15-20 minutes before serving.
Top with a sprinkle of cinnamon and/or nutmeg and decorate with star anise. Enjoy!