Chocolate Chilli Ice Cream – Dairy free, Gluten free, refined sugar-free
I’m not a big ice cream eater usually but given that it was 39 degrees C outside today I wanted to make something to cool me down. I adapted this from a Thai recipe. Now the Thais love their chillies and I must confess I too like a bit of spice in my food. Chilli and chocolate are always a great combination and fill you with serotonin to make you feel great and capsaicin to boost your endorphins.
Eating this ice cream gives a wonderful sensation from the coolness of the ice cream and then pow! you get hit by the zing from the green chilli!
Very easy to make and providing you have the frozen bananas ready, you can make it in a matter of minutes.
You can make it vegan by using maple syrup or date syrup instead of honey.
2 large ripe bananas chopped and frozen
1 small green chilli
2 tbsp raw cacao powder
2 tsp raw honey
Combine all ingredients in the mixer and blend to a smooth consistency. Either eat immediately as a soft serve ice cream or put back in the freezer to harden up.
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Raw Chocolate Banana Ice Cream
When you are lactose intolerant like me eating ice cream becomes a thing of the past. Or does it?
I tried this version of Banana Ice Cream in a vegan café while I was travelling in Southern India and it was delicious. It is very simple to make and the end result is like a lovely soft serve ice-cream. If you prefer it a bit harder then just freeze it for a few days before eating.
It is gluten free, dairy free, refined sugar free, and vegan. It’s also free of all the horrible chemicals that typically go into making a commercial ice cream.
Make sure you blend the coconut well otherwise it can end up a little grainy. I prefer fresh coconut flesh but I realize that not everyone can get that so you can use desiccated coconut. Just grind it into a powder in the spice grinder first.
4 ripe bananas
½ cup cacao powder
¼ cup organic grated coconut flesh (or desiccated coconut)
4-5 organic dates
Chop the bananas into small pieces and freeze them.
Once frozen combine all the ingredients in a food processor/blender and blend until smooth. Either eat straight away as a soft serve or put in the freezer to firm up before eating.
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