This is more of a method-of-doing than a recipe-per-se (as most of my recipes are) but I think that's okay. I love banana ice cream and wanted to share this particular combination with you because its REAL good. The combination of vanilla, cinnamon and ginger comes in a close second for me to the best flavor of all time, chocolate (which I did not forget to drizzle on top).
I tend to keep a tupperware of frozen bananas on hand at all time. I find I feel really good when I eat a big bowl of bananas for dinner although I think that is a touch controversial in the vegan community as it is argued that fruits digest best with nothing else in the stomach. But it's really just one of those things- it works differently for everybody. I crave sweet things at night, this hits the spot and my digestion is KILLER the next day (I'm the girl who needs to tell you about her digestion). You could of course have it as a dessert or breakfast- whatever suits your body best.
Serves: 1-2 • Prep Time: 5 min
- 4 frozen chopped bananas
- 1" knob of fresh ginger (I leave the skin on)
- 1 tsp of cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp of pure vanilla extract (or half a vanilla bean, but I am not made of money)
- 1.5 tbsp cocoa powder (you can also use cacao, but again, $$$)
- 2 tbsp grade B maple syrup
- 1 tsp hot water
1. To make the ice cream, add bananas to your food processor or high speed blender along with all of the other ingredients and make magic! (Add a bit of almond milk or water if necessary)
*Note: How long and the exact details of step 1 completely depend what type of food processor/blender you have. I use a Vitamix blender and don't have to add any liquid but do have to use the tamper quite a bit. I have also used a Ninja blender in the past and with that I did have to add liquid and scrape down the sides quite often. I know food processors and "regular" blenders can also do the job but I do believe you have to really experiment with what you've got.
2. Add to a bowl and put in the freezer while you make the sauce and fix your toppings
3. To make the sauce add the cocoa powder and maple syrup to a jar and stir with a spoon until combined (this is going to take a minute to get going but just trust me). Once combined, the mixture will be dark and thick - to thin it out add the hot water, seal the jar and give it a shake.
4. Assemble! Pour the chocolate sauce on top and add whatever else your little heart desires. I kept it simple this time with just one gorgeous date but you can add crunchy buckwheat groats, fresh fruit, sweet coconut flakes, and really whatever else you want because usually I just cover it in cereal or puffed rice. So good!
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