Peanut Butter-Banana-Coconut Ice Cream & Homemade Magic Shell!
This is the first ice cream I’ve made since I got my Vita-Mix & it was awesome! Of course, I couldn’t just leave the ice cream alone; I had to make some Magic Shell to top it with. And there’s not a bit of sugar in any of this!
The recipe is adapted from one of the coolest blogs ever, A Vegan Ice Cream Paradise. Here is the original version. Mine is below. The Magic Shell is from Brownie Points. I used all virgin coconut oil & this sugar-free chocolate, available at Trader Joe’s.
Peanut Butter-Banana-Coconut Ice Cream
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1 15-oz. can coconut milk (I used light, because that’s all that Trader Joe’s had)
- 3/4 cup peanut butter
- 6 tablespoons agave nectar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- pinch salt
Blend everything together. If you are lucky enough to have an ice cream maker, use it. I just did the blend, freeze, reblend method & it was heavenly.
- 1/2 cup (100 grams) virgin coconut oil
- 5 1/4 ounces dark chocolate, chopped (150 grams or 1 1/2 bars of chocolate mentioned above)
- pinch salt
Gently melt everything together over very low heat or in a double boiler. Store in a squeezy container at room temperature & shake before using. Refrigerating this stuff will turn it into a hard lump. A sweet, tasty lump. If your house is cold (Smels, I’m talking to you here!), you may need to run the bottle under hot water or place it in a pan of warm water to liquefy it once again.
If you’re not familiar with Magic Shell, it hardens on contact with the cold ice cream & is downright amazing.
I’ve mainly been eating pretty boring stuff, like this pasta. It was just a bunch of sliced zuchini & chopped red & green bell peppers, sauteed in olive oil, then mixed with organic marinara. I poured it on a heap of whole wheat penne & was content with life.
I’ve mostly been spending time at work, school, or Eth’s house lately, so there hasn’t been a lot of excitement in the kitchen. Here is a cute picture of Ruben, a.k.a. “Noodle Head”. He’s so funny.
Now I’m off to try to catch up on some of my GoogleReader blogs. Yikes!