Monday, March 11, 2013

CHOCOLATE ALMOND MILK ICE CREAM

 
 
My son's all time favorite dessert is simple chocolate ice cream.  I get so ecstatic anytime I can figure out a healthier verison to his favorite foods.  I love this recipe too because you don't need an ice cream maker to make it!  Love that!  I bought an ice cream maker this summer, but wanted to create a recipe that didn't require one.   This is also perfect for those of you that are looking for a dariy free ice cream.
 
I love hearing the words, "Mommy, can I have some of that home made ice cream we made?"   The fact that he helped me make it, makes him happy and excited to eat it.  This came out so delicious!  I hope you enjoy it too, my son sure did.
 
 

CHOCOLATE ALMOND MILK ICE CREAM

 
1 cup almond milk
2 frozen bananas (freeze in small pieces)
1 heaping tablespoon of raw cacao powder
1 tablespoon raw honey or agave
 

DIRECTIONS

 
Blend all of the ingredients together in a high speed blender.  The consistency should be thicker than a smoothie.   Pour the mixture into a small baking dish or other flat container and chill in the freezer for about 2 hours.
 
Take the ice cream out of the freezer and scoop.  Eat plain or top it with your favorite toppings.  My son loves it plain and simple, but I might top it with sweet cacao nips and berries.
 
Store the ice cream in a sealed or covered container in the freezer.  Once you have had in the freezer for a few hours, it may seem really hard.  Just leave it out a few minutes before serving and it will be soft enough to scoup.
 
Enjoy!
 
 
Join the discussion!

If you have a favorite dairy free ice cream recipe, feel free to share it in the comments below. Links are welcome!



21 comments:

Elizabeth Towns said...

This is a great recipe. Can I do this without the cacao? I am gonna try it with vanilla.

Elizabeth Towns said...

I want to try a vanilla or different flavor variation. I am going to do it today for a healthy snack.

Katrin & Julie said...

This looks absolutely divine! First of all we wanted to tell you that you are such an inspiration. We are two sisters that made the transition to a raw vegan lifestyle two months ago. Your blog is one of the first we came across and you have really inspired us a lot with your beautiful pictures and recipes. /Katrin & Julie - www.therawfoodsisters.com

Felicia said...

Hi Elizabeth,
Thank you so much! Yes, you can use cocoa, it should work the same. Vanilla would be a nice addition for sure. I have so many ideas for other flavors that I hope to post too! x Felicia

Felicia said...

Hi Katrin and Julie! Wow! That's awesome. Thank you so much!! I know making the switch for me has changed my life too. Thank you so much for your kind words and I hope to be able to keep more food pics coming! x Felicia

Lydia sellas said...

Thank you so much i have made the icecream waiting a few hours to chill cant wait!

Felicia said...

Hi Lydia, Awesome! Let us know how it comes out! xFelicia

Miss Charlotte said...

Made this last night for the ladies at my exercise class at church. They loved it!!! It is perfect for us for this Lenten Season!!!!

Felicia said...

Hello Miss Charlotte, Oh wow, that's awesome. So glad you loved it! I am going to experiment with other flavors too. :) xFelicia

Linda said...

This looks great! I'm so excited for my family to try it. Do I need to include banana or is there something to replace it?

Felicia said...

Hi Linda, I haven't tried it without the bananas yet, so I am not sure. As long as you aren't allergic to bananas, you really don't taste it. So delicious. xFelicia

Anonymous said...

I want to try this, but i dont like bananas...at all! Any idea what to substitute? Thanks!

MikiB said...

I was so happy that I already had the ingredients at home when I found this recipe last night. I got up this morning and made it.... It's chilling in the freezer now... can't wait to dig in. Thanks for sharing.

Felicia said...

I have a friend who doesn't like bananas as well... but unfortunately, I don't have a recipe yet for one with out bananas. :( xFelicia

Felicia said...

Hi Miki, Awesome! I hope you enjoy it as much as we did! I need to make more for my son! xFelicia

Theresa said...

This was really great! I have a cookie monster sweet tooth, but this hit the spot and made me feel accomplished for eating healthily! Thanks for the fantastic recipe!

Felicia said...

Hi Theresa! Oh, that's so awesome! So glad you liked it as much as I did. So simple and so delicious! Thanks for sharing! xFelicia

brielle said...

Thanks so much for sharing this!!! I have been searching for an ice cream recipe that is not dairy. I made it tonight it taste so good.

Felicia said...

Brielle, Thanks so much! It so delicious and versatile. I even made popsicles with this for my son. Yum! xFelicia

Anonymous said...

Hi Felicia,

That looks like an amazing recipe! One quick question though, why does the baking dish have to be flat? Does keeping it in a tub affect the texture somehow?

Thanks,
Jade :)

Felicia said...

Hi Jade,

My apologies for the late reply. My reply never showed up! It doesn't necessarily have to be flat... but it may freeze faster if you have a thinner layer of the mixture to freeze. :) xFelicia

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