Chocolate Almond Banana Vegan Ice Cream
This stuff is good. Like really good. Now don’t get me wrong, I love ice cream but I lack an ice cream maker in my life (hopefully I can fix that soon) and this is the perfect way to get your ice cream fix with a few simple ingredients! Did I mention its healthy too? I realize there are some ethical problems with bananas and the treatment of banana farm workers in South America, so it isn’t completely guilt free but its still nice to bypass dairy sometimes! (I can do without milk and butter but I don’t think I can ever cut cheese and ice cream from my diet, its too good.) Anyways, enough of all this food justice talk, let me tell you how you can make this deliciousness in your own kitchen.
- 3 bananas (cut into chunks and frozen)
- 1 heaping tablespoon almond butter
- 2 heaping teaspoons of cocoa powder
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- a drizzle of agave nectar (to taste)
Cut up your bananas into chunks and freeze them. Once frozen, add all ingredients to a food processor and blend until its the consistency of soft serve. You can add a little almond or soy milk to make the process go faster if you would like. If you want a firmer ice cream pop it in the freezer for a few hours (I did this) and voila! You have just made ice cream! This recipe makes about 3 servings at 170 calories each. I can’t wait to play around with this recipe more! try adding fruits, jams, coconut, chocolate chips, caramel! Endless possibilities!