It’s getting warmer…gradually. Almost the end of May and we’ve finally hit 66 degrees Fahrenheit! Wahoo! Ice-cream vans are ring a ding dinging down the streets, but they don’t offer anything vegan. Don’t fret, because vegan ice-cream couldn’t be easier to make. Here is a simple and quick recipe that will give you ice-cream in 10 minutes or less, and no ice-cream machine is required.
Quick & Simple Strawberry + Banana Chocolate Chip Ice-Cream (Vegan & Gluten Free)
1 cup frozen sliced bananas
1 cup frozen chopped strawberries
1 cup coconut cream
1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
1 tablespoon icing sugar (optional)
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Take out a food processor or blender.
Pour in the frozen bananas and strawberries.
Pour in the coconut cream.
Mix or blend until it becomes a "soft-serve" ice-cream consistency.
Transfer ice-cream to a freezer safe container.
*Mix in the chocolate chips and if you are using the icing sugar mix in at the same time.
Serve immediately or store in the freezer.2.0© Cooking With Dia/Dia DiCristino
This was perhaps the most delicious of the ice-creams I have made since becoming vegan. I was a bit skeptical about using coconut cream because I normally would use oat cream or rice cream, but the flavor was great! It is not an overpowering coconut flavor at all, in fact I could barely taste it! For me it had the perfect tartness and was the creamiest of all the dairy free ice-creams I’ve tried so far. Of course you could always substitute the coconut cream with soy cream or even soy yogurt if you like soy, but do give this a try sometime!