The Londoner

Dairy Free Chocolate Ice-Cream

Sept. 8, 2011 |

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 very  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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