5 Nights of Bliss

November 22nd, 2010 · Lisa · gluten-free, product review, Recipes, Sweet, vegan mofo · Comments
How do you define bliss? Supreme happiness? Contentment? Joy?
Living a life that fulfills your cravings, makes you proud and inspires others?

The team at Coconut Bliss has done their best to provide that experience of satisfaction in a scoopable form. When you take that first bite, with your eyes closed letting the taste of the sweet, coconut treat melt on your tongue it is a transcendental experience.

I’m not picky, I’ll take my bliss in its most basic form. I’m happy with a scoop of Vanilla Islandon top of a warm, apple crisp – or a straight-up spoonful right from the pint. But to protect you all from the potential of bliss bordom, associated with day upon day of overwhelming joy, I present five fun ways to mix up your bliss.
Day 1: Make Bliss Bowls

How to: Grab a bowl (or a fancy glass), get your favourite pint of Coconut Blissand let it warm up a little on the counter (about 20 minutes). In your food processor make a nut/date crumble*. Slice up a ripe banana. Build your Bliss Bowl one layer at at time. (1) Nut Crumble, (2) Bliss, (3) Banana slices, (4) Bliss, (5) Banana slices, (6) Nut Crumble. Eat in your pajamas while watching a favourite film.

Supreme happiness?
Day 2: Bond over Bon Bons of Bliss

How to: Freeze scoops of your favourite Coconut Bliss on a large tray or plate. Prepare a melty chocolate sauce**. Coat each scoop of Coconut Blissin chocolate and return the bonbons to the freezer to set up. Invite friends over to share the blissful bites.

Joy?
Satisfaction?
Day 3: Share some Sweetheart Bliss tarts

How to: Press nut/date crumble* into a tart pan (single-serving or family size). Set the crust in the freezer to firm up. Remove a pint of Coconut Bliss to let it soften on the counter. After 30 minutes retrieve the crust and scoop and spread the Coconut Blissto fill the tart. Add some fruit for garnish and drizzle on a some chocolate sauce**. Share a slice with someone swell.

Contentment?
Delight?
Day 4: Go B-A-N-A-N-A-S for Bliss

How to: Slice a banana lengthwise and sprinkle with cinnamon. Warm bananas in the oven or in your dehydrator. Add scoops of Coconut Blissand drizzle with chocolate sauce**. Put your feet up and indulge.

Day 5: Celebrate a Birthday Blissfest

How to: Make up a batch of your favourite raw brownies***. Press half of the brownie batter into a small springform pan. Add a 2 inch layer of Coconut Bliss. Let the cake set in the freezer for 30 minutes. Add the remaining brownie batter and return to the freezer for another 30 minutes. Pour a layer of chocolate sauce** over the ice cream cake. Allow the cake to set in your freezer for an hour before slicing.

Enchantment?
I can’t think of anything better than a life full of bliss. But like anything, you can’t take it for granted, get creative and play with the things in life that bring you joy and happiness. What fills you with delight? How do you share your bliss with others?

Recipes needed for 5 days of Bliss

Nut/date crumble*
1 cup almonds (or pecans or walnuts)
3 medjool dates
1/4 tsp of vanilla extract
pinch of salt

Process all ingredients in your foor processor.

Chocolate sauce**
Melt 1 cup of your favourite chocolate (chocolate chips, raw cacao paste)
Add 1 TBSP of coconut oil or cacao butter melted
If your chocolate is not sweetened add 2 tsp of agave syrup

Stir together until well-combined and pourable.

Raw Brownie*** Dreena Burton’s recipeis my current favourite. You can get it here. Just don’t add the frosting layer.

Vegan MoFoers are warriors of bliss. I’m just saying they’re pretty awesome.

8 Comments

  1. Posted November 22, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    wow, what a feast!

  2. Posted November 22, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    Wow, that looks amazing!!! Coconut Bliss is my favorite vegan ice cream, soooo good and great quality!!! Enjoy!!

  3. Posted November 22, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    i'm with lauren. it's our fave ice cream (except for my own concoctions with the ice cream maker) and these pics and descriptions have me salivating!

  4. Posted November 22, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    I love coconut bliss. Wish they would use coconut nectar instead of agave, though – wouldn't that be cool? They have such an awesome range of flavors too.

    I'm wowed by your creativity with them – thanks for that inspiration!
    love
    Ela

  5. Posted November 22, 2010 at 7:23 pm

    OMG Im droooooling Lisa! Such creativity, as usual. Its been FAR too long since I've had chocolate. Thanks for the eye candy :)

  6. Posted November 22, 2010 at 9:06 pm

    Yummy! Bliss is so so tasty :)

  7. Posted November 22, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    These are lovely ideas!

  8. Posted November 25, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Lauren and Rick – I can't wait for us to get more of the flavours available in the U.S.

    Ela – you can certainly use these ideas with any ice cream concoction.

    Heathy – you could have as much fun without cacao.

    Thanks dolmadez!

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