Acai, Blackberry and Coconut Gelato

aka ABC Gelato because it's easy as!

Today's recipe features our Açaí Powder, Coconut Palm Sugar and Pitch Dark bar.

The hedgerows are covered in blackberries right now and the sun has been poking out from behind lowering clouds after the weekend storm, so I thought it would be good to grasp the coat-tails of summer and make an easypeasy lemonsqueezy blackberry gelato. The recipe has 5 ingredients and takes 5 minutes in a food processor. In fact it's so quick that by the end of today's music of choice - it can only be ABC by The Jackson Five - you will be serving up a deliciously creamy, fruity gelato and hopefully enjoying it in a sunny garden. (I was going to go for 'Blackberry Way' by The Move -  but it's a bit mournful as she's just left him and it's raining!)

Açaí Powder has a chocolatey/blackberry flavour which works well with the blackberries in this gelato and I used Pitch Dark shavings to serve. Coconut Palm Sugar is guilt-free, has a low-glycaemic index and looks and tastes similar to brown sugar. It is not overly sweet like refined sugar.

*NB the blackberries need to be frozen overnight first*

If you are going to serve straightaway, chill the glasses before you start.

As always, all measurements are approximate, especially in this recipe. Makes enough for a couple of scoops each for about 4 people, depending how much you 'sampled' along the way!

Ingredients:

About 30g Blackberries, reserve a few for decoration

About 120mls or 1/2 Cup Coconut Milk

1 rounded Tbsp Açaí Powder

2 rounded Tbsps Coconut Palm Sugar, depending how sweet or tart you like your blackberries/gelato

Pitch Dark shavings to decorate

 

You need to work quickly, so have everything measured out and ready before you begin, removing the blackberries from the freezer last of all.

Put the Blackberries, Açaí Powder, Coconut Palm Sugar and 60mls or 1/4 of a Cup of Coconut Milk into the food processor and pulse a few times to break down the blackberries.

Scrape down and add a little more Coconut Milk and process on a low setting for a few seconds. Scrape down. Repeat.

How much more Coconut Milk you use depends on the amount of blackberries etc, but don't overdo it as the gelato will become thinner as the blackberries defrost.

Don't overdo the processing, work quickly.

Scoop into chilled glasses, decorate with fresh blackberries and Pitch Dark shavings.

Don sunglasses, sit in peaceful sunny garden and savour the flavour! (Ok, can't promise sun or peaceful garden, but the sunglasses will hopefully make you feel cool)

First step, get out there and pick some blackberries! 

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