Happy Vegan Couple: Chocolate Ice Cream (non-dairy, of course)
Set your timers: In about 5 minutes, you can make this delicious creamy chocolate ice cream. No need to run out to the store for a pint of ice cream; just gather your few ingredients and whip this up in your blender. This recipe will work best in a powerful blender like a Vitamix because it can make the texture really creamy. So if you haven't splurged yet, you might just want to save your dollars for a new blender now! Let us know if this yummy ice cream becomes one of your new favorite recipes. It definitely is one of ours. Enjoy!
Total Time: 5 minutes
Servings: 6 1/2 cup servings
- 3 large frozen bananas cut into chunks
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 tbsp unsweetened organic soy or other non-dairy milk
- 1-2 Mejdool dates
- 1-2 Tbsp organic baking cocoa (this is unsweetened)
- In a blender (a Vitamix type blender is best for this recipe as it will make the ice cream very creamy), add about half of the bananas and the other ingredients. You might want to just add 1 date and 1 tbsp of baking cocoa to start. Begin to blend.
- Once it starts to cream up, add the rest of the bananas and continue to blend.
- Do a taste test to determine if you want to add another date or more cocoa depending on how sweet or chocolatey you prefer it to be. If you are having trouble blending, you may want to add a bit more non-dairy milk.
- Serve it up right away or if you would like it a bit more frozen, put in the freezer for a while.
- Thank you to Dr. Joel Fuhrman for this recipe. We adapted the recipe slightly.
Note: Be creative. Add some frozen fruit such as cherries, berries and mango on top as a garnish and/or blend into the ice cream. There are limitless possibilities. We've given you the basic recipe; now you can change it up each time if you like. Have fun!
All Guest Blogger Recipes Disclaimer:
Dr. Carney advises against the use of fermented foods, including vinegar. Use lemon or lime juice in place of vinegar whenever possible. She does not recommend black pepper, or hot chili peppers which may irritate the mucus membranes, causing gastric irritation or an increase in sinus mucus. Blended nuts and seeds can often be reduced or even replaced in recipes by substituting with cooked whole grains, legumes, or starch based vegetables. Please consider using carob powder instead of cocoa power. Dr. Carney suggests using ceramic pans and waffle-makers, so that no oil will be necessary.