Food: Chocolate Vegan “Ice Cream”

I like to eat. A lot.
Preparing food makes me feel good, even if I am not the best cook, I tend to be a pretty bad baker, but I blame it on the oven 😉
I have a tremendous sweet tooth, I could provably eat sugary treats all say long if it wasn’t unhealthy.
A couple of weeks ago I stumbled upon a great idea while I looked for a sweet, healthy-ish dessert. I found…ICE CREAM. Well, not really ice cream because it isn’t made with cream, but it is cold and it does have the texture and feel of ice cream, plus it’s a lot healthier. So I looked for a recipe on line and I tweaked it a bit and here is what I got.

Ultra Chocolate Banana ‘Ice Cream’

What you’ll need:
3 frozen bananas
2 tablespoons of cocoa powder
2 teaspoons of peanut butter (well, I added ” Just Great Stuff Powdered Organic Peanut Butter” which has 90% less fat than regular peanut butter, and I added so little it barely has the peanut butter taste, but if you like the peanut buttery taste, then add more)
1/3 cup of almond milk (I used chocolate almond milk, I actually just added a bit of sugar and cocoa powder to regular almond milk for an extra chocolatey twist)
1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract
A blender (I own the ‘Ninja’ blender because I don’t have a ‘Vitamix’, but a blender that can mix frozen bananas and leave them smooth will work too)
1/4 cup of rushed almonds for garnish and crunch

What You Do:
Put the bananas, almond milk, and vanilla extract to the blender and blend until smooth.
Add the cocoa and the peanut butter slowly if possible (I added the dry incidents really fast and it made a powdery mess in the blender, so let’s learn from my mistake)
You now have a smooth, soft-serve like sweet, cold concoction of delight! (If you like your ice cream harder, then you can either add more bananas, add less liquid, or put in the freezer for a couple of hours)
You are done!
Unless you are using almonds, then you would let the ice cream harden a bit more, and then dump the almonds on the top and then it will harden on top and look beautiful and taste crunchy.
Now, you are done! If you tried it, tell me how it went, I just wanted to share this recipe with you!


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