You Won't Believe What The Key Ingredient In This Dessert Is

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Haven't tried matcha before? This frozen dessert is a great introduction to the full-bodied, earthy green tea. A slice of the lightly sweet coconut milk "ice cream" is layered over a sweet-salty almond crust and is just the thing after a summertime meal.

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Raw Matcha Ice Cream Cake

For The Crust:
1 1/2 cups raw almonds
1/4 cup coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp raw honey
1/2 tsp sea salt

For The Raw Matcha Ice Cream
2 cans full-fat coconut milk
2 tbsp matcha powder
1 tsp vanilla powder
1/4 cup raw honey
2 tbsp coconut cream
1 cup raspberries

1. The night before, chill cans of coconut milk in the refrigerator.

2. Line the bottom of a springform pan with parchment paper.

3. Place the ingredients for the crust in the bowl of a food processor and process until they form a paste. Press mixture into the bottom of the springform pan. Chill in freezer.

4. Place both the bowl and the whisk attachment of a stand mixer in freezer for 15 minutes before use. Take out coconut milk cans from the fridge, remove the tops, and scoop out the hardened cream, leaving the liquid behind.

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5. Remove chilled bowl from freezer and place the thickened cream in the bowl of the mixer. Whip for 1 minute until thick and fluffy. Whip in matcha, vanilla, and honey. Whip in coconut cream.

6. Remove tin from freezer and pour matcha mixture over the crust. Cover and return to freezer for at least 8 hours.

7. When ready to serve, remove the sides from the springform pan, top with raspberries, and serve frozen.

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