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Favourite Vegan Ice Cream Recipes
Jul 7th, 2015 by Rawr

Vegan ice cream + rawr chocolate

 

We’re big fans of dairy-free ice cream. It’s so simple to make at home, and we’re getting through buckets of it now the summer’s in full swing!

We use a home ice cream machine (this one), which is super easy to use. A machine’s well worth the investment, but if you don’t have one you can also make ice cream by hand. Just pour the blended mixture into a tub and put it in the freezer, then give it a stir every half hour or so until it’s fully set. You won’t get as soft ice cream as you will if you use a machine, but it’ll still taste good!

Here are our favourite recipes. Feel free to tweak quantities and experiment with your own ingredient additions. As long as you keep the liquid to sweetener ratio about the same, it’s hard to go wrong.

 

Base

Blend:

780 ml coconut milk

320 ml coconut cream

1/2 cup coconut palm sugar or honey

 

Vanilla

Base + 1 tsp vanilla powder

 

Chocolate Chip

Base + 1/2 cup raw cacao powder + 1/2 tsp vanilla

After the ice cream comes out of the machine and is still soft (or, if making by hand, when it’s started to set in the freezer but isn’t fully solid), chop 2 Rawr Chocolate bars or a handful of goji chocolate chunks into small pieces and stir in. Then put in the freezer to set.

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter

Base + 1/2 cup cacao powder + 3 or 4 heaped tbsp nut butter

 

For toppings, we love our raw chocolate goji chunks, fresh fruit, cacao nibs, or a dollop of raw nut butter.

Happy ice cream making!

Recipes using Rawr Chocolate
May 31st, 2015 by Rawr

We love recipes made with our chocolate, and recently we’ve been blessed with lots from food and health bloggers! Many are raw and vegan, and easy to make at home on a rainy day.

All you need to get started is some chocolate (our goji chocolate chunks are a discounted way to buy raw chocolate to melt at home, find them here), and a quick trip to the kitchen cupboard or the shops.

If you come up with any recipes of your own using our chocolate, let us know as we’d love to share!

 

Plant-based Chocolate Flapjack Recipe — Curiously Conscious

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How delicious does this look? Made with 160g chocolate, oats, fruit, and dates, find the recipe on Curiously Conscious here.

 

Rawr Goji Bites — The Food Teacher

raw fruit and nut chocolate balls

A yummy take on raw fruit and nut balls, these are made with 100g chocolate, dates, nuts, and coconut oil. Find the recipe on The Food Teacher’s site here.

 

Frozen Banana Cupcakes — Grains and Gains

frozen banana raw cupcakes

Here’s a recipe that’s perfect for summer. Frozen cupcakes using just three ingredients: 180g chocolate, banana, and almonds. Check out the recipe on Grains and Gains here.

 

Healthy Orange Hot Chocolate — Healthy Living London

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And one for cooler nights! Healthy Living London used orange chocolate, but any flavour would work. (Mint hot chocolate? Now that sounds a treat.) Using 15g chocolate, cacao powder, milk or alternative, cinnamon, and coconut oil. Find the recipe here.

 

Baked Oatmeal — Moni’s Meals

baked oatmeal

We’ve been feeling the love for Instagram lately, and Moni’s Meals is one account we love. Moni used our chocolate as a topping for this scrumptious oatmeal (recipe here). If you haven’t tried chocolate and porridge before, they’re perfect partners.

 

Raw Goji Brownie Bars — Rawberry Fields

Rawberry Fields rawr brownie bar

Rawberry Fields is one of favourite raw blogs. Rachel puts such care into every one of her posts, and her photos are beautiful. One of her particular skills is painting the inside of glass smoothie jars with raw chocolate — you have to see it to believe it! Check out one of my favourites here.

Rachel reviewed Rawr Chocolate here, and created a truly scrumptious brownie recipe, which you can find here.

New Rawr Look! Now Vegan & Fairtrade, with Recycled Cocoa Shell Wrappers
May 30th, 2015 by Rawr

Bars Now Vegan and Fairtrade Registered!

We’re delighted that Rawr Chocolate bars are now Vegan Society and Fairtrade registered.

Our chocolate’s always been vegan, so we’re pleased to make it official and carry the Trademark.

It’s also very important to us that our ingredients are sourced ethically — and we know it’s important to lots of you too — so we’re proud to now carry the Fairtrade Mark.

 

New Rawr Chocolate Designs

While adding the new logos to our wrappers, we’ve taken the opportunity to revamp our designs. Take a look at our colourful new labels and let us know what you think!

View the whole range online here.

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And that’s not all….

Wrappers Now Made with Recycled Cocoa Shell

When we discovered a new type of paper made with recycled cocoa shell, we knew it was perfect for Rawr. Every bar is now wrapped with luxuriously thick paper which is 100% recycled and is made from 10% cocoa shell. We’re delighted to help reuse cocoa shell waste, and squeeze that little bit more cacao into Rawr!

Newly packaged bars are shipping in the UK now, and making their way to European stockists soon.

Raw & Natural Valentine’s Day Ideas
Jan 25th, 2012 by Kendra at Rawr

Whether you’re planning Valentines for a loved one, or are going to be pampering yourself on 14th February, here’s how to keep the love all-natural, raw and vegan.

Cacao Butter Massage

Massage is sensual and relaxing, and can be great for your skin’s health. A chunk of slightly warmed organic cacao butter is all you need for a great-smelling, moisturising massage bar. Coconut butter works well too, and melts a little faster in your hands.

For a little more pizazz, melt some cacao butter over a bowl of hot water or in a dehydrator, add a few drops of fragrant essential oil or some rose petals, and pour into a heart-shaped mould to set.

For more elaborate and luxurious homemade raw bath recipes, have a read of The Holistic Beauty Book.

Romantic Raw Chocolate

What would Valentines be without chocolate? Our Passion bar, aptly-named and with a heart-decorated wrapper, makes a perfect post-dinner treat. Or make a gift of the Rawr Love Collection – 4 raw vegan chocolate bars (including Passion), with red ribbon, heart-themed tag and optional gift message. Alternatively, create your own chocolate gift.

Bathing with Love

Run a relaxing, nourishing bath, adding essential oils, a few sprinkles of grated cacao butter, rose petals, or a natural pre-made bath soak, such as Raw Living’s bath salts or bath bar. Don’t forget the…

Toxin-Free Candlelight

Most regular candles are made from petrochemicals, which release toxic fumes as you burn them. Not terribly romantic! Make sure your Valentines candles are made from plant wax, such as these tea lights from Funky Raw.

Raw Dinner, in or out

If you’re in the UK and are lucky enough to live in or visit London, there’s an increasing number of raw restaurants where you can enjoy a romantic meal out – Saf, Inspiral Lounge, Vantra, Wild Food Cafe to name a few. If you want to eat raw at home without the preparation, Raw Fairies offer a food delivery service.

Dinner at home allows you to tailor your meal to your partner’s (or your) favourite raw foods. For example, if you both love avocados, why not make a delicious avocado-based salad followed by chocolate-avocado pudding?

Check out these raw food website and book suggestions for recipe ideas. This list of aphrodisiac raw foods will help give your dinner an extra boost!

New Flavour! – Organic 80% Cacao Intensity
Dec 3rd, 2010 by Kendra at Rawr

We’re thrilled to announce our new flavour, Intensity! This is our darkest bar at 80% cacao content (Purity, our other dark bar, is 70%), and it is absolutely delicious. We’re very proud of it. It’s already proven itself at our recent stalls and events, and we think it’s going to be a bestseller.

You can order Intensity here. Please leave us a review if you try a bar, we’d love to know what you think!

Recipe: Raw Chocolate Crispy Cakes
Nov 19th, 2009 by Kendra at Rawr

Raw Chocolate Crispy Cake

Raw Chocolate Crispy Cake

Summary: Raw chocolate crispy cakes, with not a cornflake in sight! Truly delicious.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups dried coconut (flakes or dessicated)
  • 1 cup dates, soaked overnight and soak water kept
  • 1 cup raw cacao powder
  • 1/3 cup coconut butter
  • 1 vanilla bean, scraped
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  1. Set the coconut butter to melt over a mug of hot water.
  2. Make the date paste. Put the soaked dates in your food processor with a little of the soak water and pulse. Continue to add small amounts of water and pulse until you achieve a smooth, paste-like consistency.
  3. Transfer the date paste to a mixing bowl. Add all of the other ingredients, including the melted coconut butter, and mix well.
  4. You should end up with a thick mixture. Add a little more of the date soak water if you feel it’s necessary, although you’re not aiming for stickiness.
  5. Using an ice-cream scoop, scoop up the mixture and press it into the scoop using a spoon.
  6. You can either eat the cakes now or dehydrate for 3-4 hours until warm and crispy on the outside.

Preparation time: 25 minutes

Number of servings: 9

Meal type: dessert

Recipe: Raw ‘Hot’ Chocolate
Nov 2nd, 2009 by Kendra at Rawr

Summary: A really creamy, milky tasting dairy-free hot chocolate! Believe me, the sunflower seeds do work – they add thickness to the drink without adding sunflower taste.

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp sunflower seeds, soaked in water for 2 hours or more
  • 1 1/2 cups water
  • 1 tsp carob
  • 1 tsp mesquite
  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp yacon syrup or agave nectar
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Pinch of salt (optional)
  • Sprinkle cayenne chili (optional)

Instructions

  1. Put everything in a blender and run for long enough that the sunflower seeds are fully broken down.
  2. Pour the mixture from your blender into a saucepan, running it through a sieve as you do so to ensure any chunks of sunflower seeds are taken out.
  3. Heat the hot chocolate to the required temperature, stirring all the while. If you want to keep it raw, stick a finger in as you stir and turn off the heat just before the liquid becomes too hot to be comfortable.
  4. Find a tall mug, pour and enjoy!

Preparation time: 10 minutes

Number of servings: 1

Recipe: Raw Chocolate Breakfast
Oct 31st, 2009 by Kendra at Rawr

Chocolate Oatmeal

The End Result - Chocolate Oatmeal

The Raw Ingredients

The Raw Ingredients

Summary: Adapted from Kristen Suzanne’s ‘Ultimate Raw Vegan Chocolate Recipes.’ Quite possibly the nicest raw breakfast I’ve ever had!

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup raw oat groats, soaked overnight then drained
  • 1 apple, chopped
  • 2 tbsp hemp seeds
  • 1 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp goji berries
  • 1 tbsp yacon syrup or agave nectar (I generally prefer yacon for everything except making chocolate bars!)
  • Pinch cinnamon
  • Pinch salt (optional)

Instructions:

  • Process everything in your food processor, using the ‘S’ blade. Enjoy!

Number of servings: 1

Meal type: breakfast

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