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I received an email from one of our lovely Pure Jeevan family members. Joanne is subscribed to our mailings and she received the ice cream cake recipe I had created for Jim back in January. Well, take a look at what she did with the recipe! It's LOVEly!

Hi Wendi!

I took Jim's birthday cake recipe to the next level.

The first time I made it it was so good that I decided to use a spring form pan and build it up in layers.

I layered the top of the first ice cream layer and the bottom of the next ice cream layer with one banana, sliced.

Yum !

Not bad for a newbie to raw food (one month 90%-100% raw) and someone who really has NEVER enjoyed being in the kitchen.

Thank you for inspiring me:-)


Thanks, Joanne, for sharing this with us! It's absolutely beautiful! The next time we make the recipe, I'll make a larger batch of it and do the same with the springform pan! Yum!


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Original Comments

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On May 12, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

WOW, Joanne! It's gorgeous, and surely delicious! Plus, isn't it simply divine knowing that it's made up of REAL FOOD -- truly nourishing, guilt-free ingredients that bring your body to a state of optimal health ! Thanks so much for sharing your "upgrade" to this awesome cake! -Jim

On May 12, 2009, Yvonne Adrienne wrote:

Wow, that is a gorgeous cake and YES so cool that it's made of LIVING food!!!!

On May 12, 2009, alex schurnig wrote:

can not get to recipe about the ice cream cake

On May 12, 2009, lori graham wrote:

That is one exotic looking cake! I will definately want to duplicate that since strawberries are in season!!

I have tried to find the sweet potatoe pancake recipe, being the Jewish "nosher" that I am. Could you please help me find it or post it again.

Thanks for all you do Wendi and Jim!!

On May 13, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

Lori & Alex:

The ice cream cake and potato pancake recipes are automoatically sent to anyone who has signed up on Pure Jeevan. Have you entered your name & email yet & received our free raw foods eBooks? If not, just go here ... ... and you'll receive the materials. :-)


On May 13, 2009, Joanne wrote:

For each batch of "ice cream" I used 2 cups of frozen strawberries plus 1/2 of a large banana and 1-2 Tblsp LESS of Agave than Wendi recommends in the recipe. With so much more "ice cream" in this version I felt I could cut down on the sweetener with no problems. So you need to double the dry ingredients and also make 3 batches of "ice cream". It definitely needs to sit in the freezer overnight to set. Next time I will place sliced bananas below and above EACH of the two layers of "ice cream". I reserved 1 cup of the unsweetened dry ingredients to sprinkle on top of the cake, as per the recipe, but did not need that much. 3/4 cup would have been more than enough. I did have some "ice cream" left over. Next time I will use the largest of my 3 pans. The cakes was almost spilling over the top of the pan :-)

On May 13, 2009, Kandy wrote:

I have only received one recipe so far and that was for the potato pancakes...sure wanted to get the wonderful sauce recipe you made on Sunday...

On May 13, 2009, lori graham wrote:

I did sign up, did not get the recipe for the potatoe pancakes, just the story about how it evolved...which is what enticed me to sign up that day. I tried signing up just in case, but I got a note back saying I am already signed up. I also perused all the recipes but to no avail.

Help!!The recipes look so good. I am finishing a month long ayurvedic cleanse and when my tummy is up to denser food, I am yearning to try the recipes!!

Thanks so much!

On May 14, 2009, Jim Dee wrote:

Hang in there, Kandy! It'll be on its way soon. (There's an order to the way the recipes get sent out.) :-) -Jim

On May 18, 2009, WendiDee wrote:

I'm pretty sure Jim has helped everyone out with the recipes. Please let me know if you are still having any problems obtaining the recipes. :-)

Lots of love to you,


On May 18, 2009, WendiDee wrote:


Thanks so much for typing up the alterations you made for the recipe! That was really sweet of you!

*blows kisses*

On June 2, 2009, kim Britton wrote:

would like the recipe to the beautiful ice cream cake thank-u kim britton

On June 2, 2009, WendiDee wrote:

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment, Kim. Some of our recipes are only sent to our Pure Jeevan "family" of subscribers. In order to receive the ice cream cake recipe, as well as many other recipes and inspiring messages, you'll need to sign up for our newsletter. The ice cream cake recipe doesn't come to you right away, but you'll find lots of other wonderful recipes beforehand!

Lots of love to you,