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Consume Yourself: Rich Chocolate And Banana Almond Milk Ice Cream

Rich Chocolate And Banana Almond Milk Ice Cream

 

I love ice cream. Unfortunately, dairy doesn’t love me. So I’m constantly looking for dairy-free alternatives to satisfy my ice cream cravings.

So I decided to experiment with almond milk as a base for my ice cream after a co-worker gave me a half gallon of it that she didn’t want. (She was trying to get to her 3-year-old to drink lactose-free milk, turns out it wasn’t his cup of tea!)

I turned on my trusty laptop, searched “ice cream using almond milk” and came across this fabulous vegan recipe by Denise Santoro Lincoln of Bay Area Bites.

 

WHAT YOU NEED:

– 1 1/2 cups of Almond Milk (I used Blue Diamond Almond Breeze for mine, but any kind will do.)

– 2 ripe Bananas

– 2 heaping tbsp of Chocolate Cocoa Powder

– 2 tbsp Sugar

– Ice Cream Salt

– Ice

**This yields 4 about servings.

 

LET’S BEGIN:

Place the ice cream canister for your ice cream maker into the freezer until ready to use.

Gather ingredients.

Almond Milk Ice Cream Ingredients

 

Measure out the cocoa powder and sugar into a microwavable bowl.

Measuring Cocoa Powder and Sugar

 

Whisk 1/2 cup of almond milk into the mixture until mixed thoroughly.

Mixing In Almond Milk

 

Heat the mixture in the microwave for 40 seconds, then stir.

Microwave Mixture

 

Put the bananas and remainder of almond milk into a blender.

Bananas And Almond Milk In Blender

 

Next, add the cocoa mixture.

Adding Cocoa Mixture

 

Puree everything in blender for about 10 seconds.

Blending Ingredients

 

Remove ice cream canister from the freezer and pour the chocolate mixture in it.

Pouring Chocolate Mixture Into Canister

 

Assemble ice cream maker per manufacturer’s instructions. While the ice cream maker is running, layer the ice and salt around the canister. Start with 2 inches of ice, then sprinkle 1/4 cup of ice cream salt evenly on top. Continue this pattern until the ice level reaches the top of the rotating ice cream canister.

Putting Ice In Ice Cream Maker

 

Allow the mixture to churn for about 20 minutes, or until the ice cream is thick.

Churning Ice Cream

 

Serve and enjoy!

Finished Almond Milk Ice Cream

 

Like Denise says on her blog, “this ice cream rocks!” It really is the perfect way to enjoy ice cream without using milk or dairy products.

To make this ice cream even more savory, Michelle and Jessica suggested that next time I add some dark chocolate chips or nuts into the mixture.

The blog I found this on also featured a few other flavors of the ice cream. Perhaps I should try them out for future posts! But for now, consume and enjoy!

– Kerri

 

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Discussion

5 thoughts on “Consume Yourself: Rich Chocolate And Banana Almond Milk Ice Cream

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