Chocolate Chip Ice Dream

Image: Johanna Best
Image: Johanna Best

This morning I have been outside clearing snow off the driveway while our dog and her doggie friend scoot around the garden, playing, and sticking their heads in the deep, white fluff.

When I came in, I made myself a cup of peppermint tea and took two large Chocolate Crisp Truffles from the fridge. I sat myself at my computer to answer some of the very kind messages I have received following the launch of my e-book ‘Loving Life-Loving Desserts’. I lifted one of the coconut and dark chocolate enveloped truffles to my mouth, and gently bit through the bitter sweet crispy shell into the sweet, mellow and chewy center.

I smiled. I smiled again. I thought of Christoffer, who has taken a box of them with him to work today; and I thought of the lovely people who have already bought the book, knowing what delights are in store for them when they try out the recipes.

Since it is soon the weekend, my thoughts turned to plans for the next two days. I decided that, tomorrow, I will treat myself to a new film on DVD, and cosy on up by the fire with a heavenly treat. Being a bit of a frozen dessert freak, I will make my divine Chocolate Chip Ice Dream for the occasion. I am going to freeze the bananas today, so they will be ready for whenever I decide to make it tomorrow. Then, in about five minutes, I will have a amazing, low-fat, quick and easy frozen dessert to indulge in while watching my new film.

‘Oh, Miss Best, you tease us!’, I hear you cry. Fear not, dear, and faithful but curious Reader. Today, I am actually going to reveal this recipe from my e-book, in the hope that you too can delight in how heavenly, yet ridiculously simple, and annoyingly healthy this dessert is!

So, here comes the recipe. If you have any tips on what film to buy this weekend, please do leave them as a comment below. Or indeed, if you have any other comments to make, I am always excited to read them!

If you are interested in the recipe for the scrummy Chocolate Crisp Truffles, plus more insanely good, and secretly healthy desserts, please take a look at what my e-book has to offer >>

Chocolate Chip Ice Dream
Taken from ‘Loving Life-Loving Desserts’, by Johanna Best

Serves 2

6 frozen bananas (peel, slice and freeze for at least 12 hours)
2-4 tablespoons cocoa powder (depending on how chocolatey you like it!)
Small pinch of salt
½ teaspoon vanilla powder / 1 teaspoon vanilla extract.
2 tablespoons cacao nibs or chopped dairy-free chocolate

Allow the bananas to stand at room temperature for 5-10 minutes to soften slightly. Blend them together in a food processor with the cocoa powder, salt and vanilla to make a soft and smooth ‘ice cream’. This may take a couple of minutes, and you will need to stop the food processor a couple of times to scrape down the sides. Stir in the cacao nibs or chocolate chips, and serve immediately.

Passionate Chocolate Ice Dream – stir in the flesh from 2 passion fruit before serving for a sexy twist.

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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Chip Ice Dream

  1. Hi there, I have been reading your blog for about a year now, long before I started my own and I don’t think I have ever commented on how much I love your recipes and aproach to food and living?! I am not a raw foodie, but as a gf vegetarian chef I am always interested in raw, vegan, dairy and gluten-free foods. This icecream looks just like what my mum used to make us as kids (but using carob powder in place of cocoa), Yummo. Many thanks all the way from New Zealand xx

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