Vegan Sugar Free Ice Cream

by Olivia Cartwright,


  • 2 cans coconut cream OR full- fat coconut milk (chilled overnight in the fridge)
  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa or cacao powder powder
  • 14-16 ounces pitted dates (if not sticky and moist, soak in warm water for 10 minutes then drain)
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk


  • 30ml espresso (cooled)
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • Cacao nibs


  • Place a large mixing bowl in the freezer to chill for 10 minutes.
  • In the meantime, add moist, pitted dates to a food processor and process until small bits remain. Then add hot water a little at a time until it forms a thick paste. Set aside.
  • Without tipping the cans, scoop out the coconut cream from the cans of coconut cream OR coconut milk, reserving the clear liquid for other uses. Place in chilled mixing bowl.
  • NOTE: If you're using coconut milk, you'll likely use less sweetener because there's less volume.
  • Using a mixer, whip until creamy and smooth. Then add cocoa powder, vanilla, almond milk, and half of the date paste. Whip until fully incorporated.
  • Taste and adjust flavors as needed. I ended up adding most of the date paste and a little more cocoa powder.
  • Transfer to a parchment-lined freezer-safe container and cover loosely with plastic wrap, then foil to help freeze.
  • You can take this out in a couple of hours for a chilled mousse-like ice cream. Freeze overnight for a firmer ice cream.
  • Set out for at least 20 minutes prior to scooping, and use a scoop warmed under hot water for a proper scoop.
  • Will keep in the freezer for up to one week, but best when fresh.


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Olivia, one of the Radiance team, gives a personal review of The Nue Co. products, she bought and paid for all of these products herself, they were not gifted. Having struggled with IBS for almost a decade, here's how she got on...  

You may not have heard the hype but Nue Co has certainly been making waves in the Health/Supplement industry since their conception in 2017. Bridging the gap between beauty and health, their ever-expanding range of supplements cover every millennial complaint. It’s hard to know what to combat first, from sleep drops to skin to debloat powder they have all bases covered for the modern day audience. Gone are the days of clinical packaging and confusing names, Nue Co is strikingly beautifully packaged, impeccably designed and is marketed so perfectly that everyone wants a piece of the pie. 

But beyond the gorgeous visual, how effective are the products? Similar to the founder Jules Miller, I have struggled with IBS for almost 10 years. It’s a hugely frustrating diagnosis as there is such a broad spectrum of symptoms that it just seems to be an umbrella term for anyone with gut health problems. Long story short there is no concise treatment is largely considered something to be managed not cured. Jules experienced this first hand and got to work, collaborating with her pharmacist grandfather and so was their first product born, Prebiotic + Probiotic.

This was the first product in my basket and I can assure you I felt instant relief from the first use. I also purchased the Debloat +, Regularity Relief (too much information I know but it’s amazing) and Digest Start. 

The Pre + Probiotic and Regularity Relief will certainly be remaining a staple in my routine for time to come, they are both AMAZING. I was sadly slightly less impressed by the Debloat + although I do believe that everyone is different and I’ve heard wonderful things from others, I just didn’t notice any change in my own symptoms from this product. Finally the Digest Start I introduced as I have been using digestive bitters for a while and these also included Apple Cider Vinegar which is meant to be incredible for digestion. I will continue with these but I had less of a resounding success, it may too soon to tell so I will persist. 

In short, having used a lot of supplements religiously for many years I can honestly tell you I have never experienced such instantaneous success from the introduction of a supplement as I have with Prebiotic and Probiotic and Regularity Relief. I am hugely impressed and would recommend them to anyone. I am slowly working my way through the range but I would love to know if have you tried any of their products and what did you think?

Community Cleanse Round up

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Here are some of the beautiful images that so many of you took the time to share during our community cleanse at the start of June. We wanted to take this opportunity to thank every single one of you for joining in our cleanse conversation.

The unknown can always be scary and we were thrilled to have so many first time cleansers with us on this journey. Every cleanse symptom or query answered in real-time as we all experienced it together. We were able to provide many of you with our top cleansing tips all while we were right there cleansing with you. 

A cleanse can often be quite an isolating activity, you are encouraged to avoid social events and take time doing relaxing solo activities like taking walks, or having a bath so it was amazing to have company in that solidarity especially in such a unique situation such as this. 

We absolutely loved this experience and it was such a positive and nurturing environment for anyone to join in on. We will definitely be doing this again in the future so keep your eyes peeled for more information. 

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay connected.

We had a chat to the gorgeous Noa from Simplynrt about her experience, follow her on Instagram for more @simplynrt:

1. As a first time cleanser, how did you find your first juice cleanse experience? 

I absolutely loved it! the first day was definitely the hardest, and I think that it made me realise how much my body actually needed this cleanse, I felt like I had such a carb and caffeine dependency. Once i realised why it was so hard for me, It made the experience so much easier because I felt like my body really needed it.

2. The whole idea of the community cleanse was there was supposed to be an open stream of communication between us and you, did you feel like that helped?

The help was amazing. Everyone at radiance was always on hand and answered any questions or concerns I had. Even if I didn't have any, they made sure to check up on me daily to see how I was doing, and how I'm feeling.

3. Would you do another community cleanse in the future?

DEFINITELY! Doing the cleanse with other people, even if they are strangers, really helps you mentally, It makes you feel as if you are not alone, and makes you feel part of a whole community that came together to clean their bodies and their minds. BTW- The bath salts, are the best addition to this cleanse.

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