The Londoner

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice-Cream

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We all want to be a little healthier.

Let’s be honest, you can’t live on Slutty Brownies (and the world is a sadder place for it). 

However, the idea of snuggling down infront of a movie with a big bowl of celery sticks is deeply depressing. 

So, I give you, guilt free, fat free, dairy free ice cream! 

I like it soft, like Mr Whippy so I can eat it with a spoon, but you could easily freeze it a little longer and serve as scoops in crunchy waffle cones. 

You can make any flavour you like, I particularly like chocolate-maple, but I hear chocolate-peanut butter is fantastic! 

The magic ingredient is……*drum roll please*….. Bananas!
Now, I’m not really a fan of peeling a banana and eating it as it is. I used to love banana sandwiches as a kid, but now they’re a bit lost on me.
However, when you freeze these sunshine yellow badboys, they turn into something a little bit wonderful.
Here’s how you do it:
Chop a bunch of ripe or slightly brown bananas into disks. (This is
 important, unless you have a chainsaw handy to chop up your frozen bananas.)

Pile them onto a plate and pop them in the freezer.

Leave them for about 5hours, or over night if possible.
When they’re frozen, drop them in your blender/mixer/torture instrument of choice.

Turn it on, baby!

Keep blending until you have a smooth mush, like the one bellow.
You may need to stop the machine and scrape down the sides a couple times, but stick with it.

Now add 2-3 heaped teaspoons of cocoa powder and a swirl of maple syrup
(Or whatever flavourings you fancy, be inventive!)

Now, if you like it soft, scoop it into a bowl and enjoy.
If you like it a little sturdier, put it into a Tupperware pot, seal and put it in the freezer for a couple hours.

There you have it!
Heaven in a bowl for all dieters, vegans and lactose free snack hunters.

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  • Catherine

    This is a fantastic idea who would have thought it?!

  • Katie Punter

    Hi Rosie, have been reading through your back blogs while (not) studying, and am going to make this for my Mum on Sunday! Just wondering, how many bananas did you use and how many servings does it make?

  • Sophie Jane Cheval

    I made this two nights ago after hearing about it somewhere else, but used peanut butter. It is so good!

  • Charelle

    I invented an even lighter alternative to this heavenly goodness! You can find the recipe on my blog, would be great if you tried it Rosie!