This show-stopping, make-ahead, no-bake cake is a grown-up version of a childhood favorite: ice cream cake. Sweet, creamy and refreshing, this is one recipe you’ll find yourself repeating through the year.
Piece of cake!
To easily remove springform pan from cake, wet a kitchen towel with hot tap water and wrap towel around sides of pan. After 30 seconds, remove towel and gently unmold cake. Smooth sides of cake with spatula if desired.
1/2 cup raw pistachios, plus extra for garnish
2 Medjool dates, pitted
1/4 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
1/4 tsp salt
4 Tbsp maple syrup, divided
3 avocados, pits removed, peeled
2 tsp matcha green tea powder, plus extra for garnish
2 Tbsp lime juice
2 Tbsp water
1 tsp vanilla extract
Edible flowers, for garnish (optional)
Line bottom of 6 inch springform pan with parchment paper.
In food processor, pulse pistachios, dates, coconut and salt until crumbly. Add 1 Tbsp maple syrup and process until mixture is sticky and holds together when a bit is formed into a ball. Transfer to prepared springform pan and press into even layer over base of pan. Place in freezer while making next layer.
In blender, combine remaining 3 Tbsp maple syrup, avocados, matcha powder, lime juice, water and vanilla until smooth. Pour mixture over prepared crust. Smooth out top and freeze until firm, about 5 hours or overnight.
When ready to serve, garnish with edible flowers (if using), extra pistachios and a dusting of matcha powder. Unmold from springform pan and slice with warm knife. Keep any leftovers frozen.