We’ve officially entered the dog days of summer in Colorado, which according to Wikipedia is an expression that “refers to the hot, sultry days of summer especially in the Northern Hemisphere.”
Today we’ve got the antidote to the dog days of summer – Chocolate Ice Cream!
Check out the decadent summery sweet treat recipe below featuring frozen bananas and raw cacao. This ice cream is 100% vegan and dairy-free, making it truly 100% guilt free! And it’s so rich and chocolatey that you’ll never miss the real thing.
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Are you ready to give this vegan ice cream a whirl? Go freeze your ripe bananas (be sure to peel them first!), then let us know after you’ve tried this marvelous treat.
With chocolate ice cream love,
Jo & Jules
Vegan Chocolate Chip Ice Cream
Yield: 6 servings
1 ripe avocado
4 ripe bananas, peeled, chopped into pieces, frozen
¼ cup cacao powder
Pinch sea salt
1 tsp. maple syrup
3 TB. cacao nibs
In a food processor fitted with the “S” blade or high-speed blender, place avocado and frozen banana pieces and blend until no lumps remain. This could take a while and the mixture might need some help by scraping down the sides. If the mixture is too thick let it sit for a few minutes to soften. This helps to get it moving in the food processor. Scrape down this sides and add the cacao, sea salt, and maple syrup. Process until smooth and combined thoroughly. Scrape the mixture into a freezer-safe bowl and stir in the cacao nibs. Serve immediately or cover and freeze until serving. If serving from the freezer let it sit for a moment or two to soften a bit.
Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez are co-authors of two books The Conscious Cleanse: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life and their brand new The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook! Together they’ve led thousands of people through their online supported cleanse through their accessible and light-hearted approach. They’ve been dubbed “the real deal” by founder and chief creative director Bobbi Brown, of Bobbi Brown Cosmetics, beauty editor of the TODAY show.
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