Elaina Love’s Durian Ice Cream and More

Elaina Love’s Durian Ice Cream and More…

I just hear the word DURIAN and I get all tingly and excited. Mention DURIAN  with an Ice Cream Party and my inner child gets all giggly and bubbles over with joy…. PURE JOY.  Big thanks to Elaina Love with Pure Joy Planet for submitting this recipe.

Years ago...First time I ever opened DURIAN. An erotic experience.

Durian Ice Cream

1 1/2 cups Durian without pit

1/2 cup young coconut meat

1 tablespoons chopped green ginger root

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/3 cup honey

1/4 cup coconut oil

1 teaspoon vanilla extract or 6 drops vanilla essence


1. Blend until smooth 2. Freeze for 4 or more hours in a freezable container 3. Cut into cubes and share

Chocolate Ice Cream

2 1/2 medium to large avocados
2 Tbs. vanilla extract
1/4 tsp. Celtic sea salt
1/2 cup organic cocoa powder or cup carob powder
1 ¼ cups agave
1 1/2 cup purified water or coconut water (add after pureeing above ingredients)

1. Place all ingredients in food processor with S blade and homogenize until completely smooth. Flavor will vary according to the size and flavor of the avocado. You may need to add more sweetener and more cocoa powder to get the flavor to your satisfaction.

Elaina made the MOST AHHH*MAZING 100% raw vegan chocolate butterscotch rum cheesecake for my baby shower. My only regret is that I didn’t take a photo before it V-AN-I-S-H-E-D. You can see a tiny bit of it’s remains here in this photo. The lovely marbled swirls. A true masterpiece!

It was so delicious that we froze bite sized pieces and munched on it for a week after. Talk about major willpower to not gobble it all up at once. I’m going to start sweet talking her for this recipe!

I have personally seen the transformation in people that experience her CULINARY ACADEMY. Elaina’s kitchen skills, love for her planet, vibrant personality and the ability to successful teach = true success for her class participants. For a list of her upcoming classes CLICK HERE.


About Elaina:

Elaina Love is a professional Chef and Instructor, Lifestyle Counselor and Owner/Director of the raw food store and Pure Joy Planet. She authored the raw, vegan, living food recipe book Elaina’s Pure Joy Kitchen to share her favorite recipe creations, which have also been published internationally. She is the creator of the Amazing Nut Milk Bag.

Elaina has been teaching raw food courses worldwide since 1998. She is a Chef/Instructor at the renowned Living Light Culinary Arts Institute where she has been on staff since 2000. Elaina has taught classes and provided raw food meals at many raw food events and retreats, including those for David Wolfe of Nature’s First Law, Dr. Gabriel Cousens of The Tree of Life, Living Light Internationals Raw World, The International Raw Foods Festival, The Boutenko Family and many more recognized leaders in the raw food community.

With a passion for sharing the knowledge she has attained through years of experience, Elaina has helped people throughout the country bring about positive changes in their lives. Her teaching and support empowers people to lose weight and gain energy by making positive lifestyle choices and incorporating more living, raw food into their diet.


  1. Sounds great, ..I just want to note that “vanilla essence” is not something anyone understands or is familiar with. I think you are referencing Medicine Flower Vanilla Extracts, which I’m very familiar with. I know Elaina refers to them as essence, but in reality essences are not real extracts and Medicine Flower IS the real thing. It might help if everyone referred to them by the correct name – Medicine Flower Extracts. They are indeed fabulous, and you only need drops of them because they are concentrated. I’ve heard other students of Elaina’s also refer to “essences” and I know that Elaina uses and LOVES Medicine Flower extracts. It would be helpful to your readers to let them know exactly what you mean by essences, because 6 drops is a specific amount…and if they don’t know what the product is…it is not helpful. Recipe sounds great!

  2. PS if you look at my site…I always use the Medicine Flower Extracts and even link back to their page, so folks know exactly what I’m referring to. Thanks for posting the great recipe!

  3. They are my favorite, too 🙂 such incredible flavor

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