UPDATE: This post originally ran on April 24 but this recipe is way to delicious not to share again! We’re making it all summer long.
This ice cream is delicious. It’s free of dairy. Free of refined sugars. Totally vegan. Totally raw.
It’s even… dare I say it… good for you. In certain ways, that is.
It has avocado, which is filled with healthy fat and essential nutrients to help control blood pressure, lower cholesterol, maximize heart health, and prevent cancer. It’s got banana, to aid digestion and control blood sugar. It has coconut butter, which boosts immunity and metabolism, and helps destroy harmful bacteria and fungi within the body. (Fun fact: Coconut butter is similar to coconut oil, but is made from the coconut meat, and actually contains pieces of the meat in it.) It has mint, to help freshen breath, aid digestion, and cleanse your palate. It’s got agave nectar, a low-glycemic sweetener that can actually help boost your immune system and act as an anti-inflammatory agent, due to the presence of saponins and fructans. And finally, it has vegan carob chips which give you the decadent goodness of a chocolate chip without using milk or other animal products. Carob is even thought to aid digestion and protect against viruses, too!
Here’s how to make this delicious treat.
3 medium Hass avocados, pitted
2 medium bananas
1/2 cup coconut butter (you can sub in coconut oil if you’d like)
1/2 cup coconut milk
4 tablespoons agave nectar
2 tablespoons peppermint extract
Small handful mint leaves
Handful vegan carob chips (I used mini chips!)
1. Place all ingredients (except carob chips) into a blender. Mix until smooth.
2. Transfer to a large bowl. Add carob chips. Mix with wooden spoon until well combined.
3. Place in freezer to set.
4. Give a good stir every half hour or so until you reach your desired consistency. Enjoy!
I made mini ice cream sandwiches by placing a small scoop between mini vegan chocolate chip cookies! So freaking delicious.
This ice cream will harden if left in the freezer for extended periods of time, so if this happens, just leave it out on the counter for a little while before eating!
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