Avocado Lime Custard (raw, vegan)

Dairy-free • Gluten-free • Sugar-free • Soy-free

The recipe was adapted from Nourishing Meals, a cookbook that I’ve taken a crazy liking too – I especially recommend for any parents out there. Recipes are all gluten, soy and for the most part, dairy-free but they’re simple, delicious and totally family friendly. This custard has a subtle richness from the avocado blended with a tart lime bite – perfect for a summer’s day and plus, such a fun color!

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 small ripe avocados, pitted
  • 1/4 c. freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 1/4 c. raw coconut nectar (can substitute with agave or maple syrup)
  • 1/3 c. coconut milk*
  • Zest from ½ lime
  • Fresh berries – I used strawberries, raspberries and blackcap raspberries native to Washington – so yum!
  • Shredded coconut (optional)
  • Cacoa nibs (optional)

DIRECTIONS

  1. Blend all ingredients, except berries, cacao nibs and shredded coconut, in a blender or food processor until smooth and creamy.
  2. Place in refrigerator for 30 minutes or longer to allow custard to set.
  3. Top with fresh berries, and coconut and cacao nibs if desired.
  4. Enjoy!

*To make raw coconut milk: hack open a young thai coconut, pour coconut water into blender, scoop out coconut meat and blend with coconut water in blender until you have – voilà – coconut milk! Or….if you’re feeling a bit lazy in the kitchen just use the full fat coconut milk in a can – it will work just as well although straight from the nut will probably taste a wee-bit yummier.