Quick and Easy Homemade Banana Ice Cream
It might be cold outside but it's never too cold to enjoy ice-cream.
Here’s a quick and easy recipe for homemade, vegan chocolate and banana ice cream.
You can also sneak in some extra vitamins and minerals the kids won’t even be aware of. You’ll need:
Three frozen bananas, chopped
One Tablespoon CHOC Chick Blissful Blends Heart-Warming Cinnamon and Cacao*
Handful Frozen Mango
One teaspoon ground flaxseed
Dairy free milk of your choice, I used unsweetened almond milk
1. Let the frozen banana sit outside the freezer at room temperature for 15 minutes
2. Throw all your ingredients in a blender – I used a Nutribullet – and gently whizz for a few seconds, adding small amounts of milk until you get the mixture to the consistency of your choosing. I like mine to resemble traditional soft serve ice cream.
3. Add to a bowl and decorate with the toppings of your choice. I used chopped roasted hazelnuts and a sprinkling of chia seeds.
I told you it was quick and easy!
Nutrition wise, the CHOC Chick Blissful Blends Heart-Warming cinnamon and natural raw cacao is a one of the highest sources of antioxidant flavanols and contains many vital vitamins and minerals including magnesium, calcium, vitamins E and B, essential healthy fats (oleic acid), protein and fibre. Flaxseed and chia seeds are rich in Omega-3 essential fatty acids while chia seeds and something I’m forever sneaking into my kids’ meals.
Are you a fan of raw cacao? I tried it neat once. Never again!