Healthy Banana Mint & Cacao Ice Cream
Happy Friday! I hope you have all had a great week so far. It was my boyfriends birthday on Wednesday, we had an amazing Italian meal at a restaurant called Sacci at the Westin Abu Dhabi, I would definitely recommend this place to all my UAE readers and followers. The service was fantastic and the food was out of this world, with plenty of vegetarian options.
This week I decided to make a healthy vegan ice cream recipe to enjoy with the ridiculous amount of birthday cake we have eaten! My favorite flavor of ice cream has always been mint chocolate chip, so I have come up with a healthy, dairy free alternative. My Vegan Mint and Cacao Ice Cream is very easy to make and this delicious dessert is extremely low in fat.
- 2 large bananas
- 1 1/2 tbsp of raw cacao
- 2 tbsp of raw cacao nibs
- 1/3 cup of fresh mint, chopped
- 1 tsp of coconut oil
- Chop the bananas and freeze for either 2 hours or over-night
- Once frozen, blend the bananas with the rest of the ingredients however only blend 1 tbsp of your raw cacao nibs
- Once blended, mix the rest of your cacao nibs though the vegan ice cream mix
- Serve and enjoy straight away or refreeze and enjoy whenever you have a sweet tooth!
I told you it was easy! The texture is really soft and creamy, I could eat it all day and wouldn’t feel guilty either! Bananas have a number of health benefits and are packed with vitamins, making this ice cream one of your 5 a day. Along with our superfood ingredient raw cacao, this Vegan Ice Cream recipe is highly nutritious, who needs anymore of a reason to eat ice cream!? You can read more about raw cacao on my blog by clicking here.
Why don’t you use bananas to make this Vegan Mint and Cacao ice cream? Low in fat, high in nutrition and cruelty free, what’s not to like? 🙂
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