Premake the Raw Chocolate if using. Alternatively use a dark chocolate you like.
Place dates into the orange juice and soak at least 1 hour. Make sure there is enough juice to fully cover the dates. Add more if required.
Place nuts onto a paper lined tray into a cold oven set to 200°C and toast for 10 minutes.
Remove and cool slightly.
Place all ingredients except raw chocolate into TM bowl and blend 2 min/speed 10.
Pour into a flat tray and freeze.
When fully frozen, cut into chunks and place half into TM bowl and blend 10 sec/speed 8. Continue to add the remainder of the mixture in pieces little by little through hole in lid, speed 8 with the aid of the spatula.
When well aerated, add chopped chocolate and blend 8 sec/speed 6.
Scrape out into desired container and stir through the chocolate, adding more if desired until it is well distributed throughout the ice cream.
This is best served when removed from the fridge about 10 minutes before you wish to eat it.