Vegan Raw sugar free Chocolate Ice cream

vegan raw sugar free icecream

My last post was on raw, vegan, sugar free cakes and now here’s a vegan ice cream! But don’t worry I’m not changing things around here too much. I don’t want my diet to be vegan or raw or restricted in any way. I simply want to eat the best food I can. For me it’s all about taste, then how healthy it is. Sometimes the two battle for top spot. Like today I was faced with a sugary mille feuille at lunchtime filled with raspberry conserve and pillows of whipped cream. It has to be one of my favourite cakes. But I didn’t have any because I knew I’d end up getting a headache from all the sugar and that I could do without an afternoon energy slump. Things have just gotten so busy that food is now more important to me than ever.  So I’m eating the best when I can. I did have shepherds pie tonight made with the leftovers from yesterday’s slow braised lamb shanks and it was amazing! I rarely eat meat but the main thing I couldn’t go without would be cheese. Cream is also gorgeous. Having said that I think I may finally have cracked the vegan icecream recipe! Woohoo! It was a major hit with the babies after dinner tonight and I’m definitely going to try different flavours, like adding berries. If you don’t feel like making your own then seek out Nobo, they’re award winning dairy free ice cream makers. They’re based in Dublin but I’m hoping they’ll be available in Cork by the time Summer arrives! In the meantime this will do nicely.

Lilly x

Vegan, Raw, Sugar free Chocolate Ice cream

Serves 2-4

3 bananas

1/2 – 1 tbsp honey

1 tbsp raw cacao powder (or you could use cocoa powder)

Hazelnuts, crushed

Peel and slice the bananas, place in a ziploc sandwich bag and freeze.

Once frozen tip the banana slices into a blender or food processor. Add the honey and cacao. Blitz until smooth. Spoon into a sealable tub and return to the freezer for an hour or so. Place scoops of the icecream into a bowl and top with crushed hazelnuts.

 

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7 Responses to Vegan Raw sugar free Chocolate Ice cream

  1. Hi Lilly,
    I love all your healthy posts lately. Life has also forced me to be more careful about what I eat but like you, I’m eager for that not to mean that I compromise on taste. I’ve always believed that the very best food is both healthy and tastes delicious! I’m supposed to be off dairy (for life!!!!!) so I’m definitely trying this ice-cream asap… Can’t wait!

    • Lilly Higgins says:

      Great Sharon! There’re really good dairy alternatives out there,homemade almond milk is amazing too, incomparable to the bought stuff!x

  2. Nickki says:

    Yum! I tried this before but somehow messed it up. Just in time too because I accidentally bought too many bananas this week! Thanks Lilly!

    • Lilly Higgins says:

      Great! Mine went quite smooth again when I blitzed it up so refreeze it for a while after you mix the cacao in incase that’s a problem x

  3. Emer says:

    Hey Lilly,

    I make this regularly but without the cocoa powder, I found the recipe in a vegan cookbook and a Rose Elliot vegetarian cookbook

    It’s really good and fairly healthy and is a great way to use up over ripe bananas…

    Some times I add frozen raspberries and a little cashew nut butter- the raspberries make it even healthier and very tasty and the cashew nut butter makes it a bit richer.

    • Lilly Higgins says:

      Hi Emer, I was planning on adding berries next time but the cashew butter is a great idea too! I love how creamy it makes things. Thanks!x

  4. I made an ice cream like this a while back, but orange flavoured. I will definitely be trying this chocolate version. It looks so good.

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