Friday, July 18, 2014

Double Chocolate Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min




Quick 4-ingredient ice cream without ice cream maker

Preparation time: 5 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, cocoa
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

Chocolate ice cream wasn't enough for you? How 'bout a big bowl of DOUBLE chocolate ice cream then? :) This will definitely satisfy any chocolate craving you might have.

NOTE: Do prepare the chocolate sauce ahead of your ice cream! When i made this I did it the other way around, and as you can see my ice cream was already melting by the time i was finally done with the sauce... (see below)



Ingredients

Ice Cream:
2 large ripe bananas, frozen
1 tbsp raw, unsweetened cocoa powder
pinch of cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp agave syrup or preferred sweetener (optional) - i'm using 1 tsp coconut blossom sugar

Chocolate Maca Sauce:
handful of dates or raisins, soaked in warm water
pinch of cinnamon
1 tbsp Maca powder (optional)
1 tsp agave syrup or preferred sweetener (optional) - again, i'm using 1 tsp coconut sugar because of it's caramel-like taste!

a pinch of cocoa nibs

also:
- a high-speed blender or food processor (NO NEED FOR AN ICE CREAM MAKER!)


Instructions

For the sauce: Blend all listed ingredients using a blending machine or a hand-held blender. Store in the fridge to set while you go ahead to prepare your ice cream.

For the ice cream: Break your pre-skinned, frozen bananas into pieces and place in your blending machine (high-speed blender, food processor or juicer). Blend for a few seconds, then add cocoa, cinnamon and your preferred sweetener. Keep blending until creamy smooth. Using a spatula or spoon, scrape your chocolate ice cream into a big bowl and drizzle with chocolate sauce. Sprinkle some cocoa nibs (or carob powder) on top and enjoy! So, so, so chocolate-y and good!

Note: This is part of my raw vegan Ice Cream Galore!



Maisy



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