Eat your dessert! Especially when it tastes delicious!
Dessert last night was Mint Cacoa Chip Ice Dream! Inspired by my favourite Ice Cream as a kid; mint chocolate chip! Only the Cacoa Chip version is vegan & healthy… a dream come true really!
Serves 1 happy tummy (makes 1 cup)
2 frozen bananas
Handful of mint leaves. I used 1/2 cup – 3/4 of a cup. (I love mint) You can start with a few leaves and add more when you get to the mint flavour that you love!
1 tablespoon of Cacoa powder
1 tablespoon of Cacoa nibs
1/2 a tablespoon almond milk (optional). *If you do not have a high power blender you may have to add a few dashes of almond milk here & there to help with the blending process. Start with a dash & add if you need too; you don’t want to add to much and have a runny ice cream.
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/2-1 teaspoon peppermint extract/oil
Place all ingredients in blender & blend! I have a Blendtec and there is an ice cream option which works wonderful! I use to make this in my Magic Bullet, just add a little almond milk here & there! Top with cacoa nibs & enjoy every single bite!
– Add vegan chocolate chips
– A pinch of salt really brings out the flavours
– Peppermint extract/oil & vanilla is not mandatory. By simply adding banana, cacao & mint leaves you will still create an amazing mint cacoa ice dream!
– Add a handful of spinach! You can’t taste the spinach & it adds a nice green colour!
– A dash of stevia if you’d like it sweeter!
– Add a piece of Giddy Yoyo mint chocolate. Or your favourite chocolate!
TIP: when freezing bananas: peel, chop into smaller pieces & place in freezer safe bag. Seems easy enough BUT after telling a friend that you can make “ice cream” out of bananas, he reported back to me that he just put a punch of bananas in the freezer and it didn’t work out so well.
Dessert tonight was Peanut Butter Vanilla Soft Serve. (Another Ice Dream)
Feeds 1 tummy:
2 frozen bananas (cut into chunks)
1 tablespoon of peanut butter or nut butter of choice
1 teaspoon of vanilla
Place all ingredients in blender & blend until you have a soft serve ice cream texture!
Health Hint: Peanut butter & bananas are an excellent post-workout snack!
What is your favourite kind of ice cream? Can you create a healthier version ice dream?
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend! Don’t forget to treat yourself to some dessert!