So….I’m a little obsessed with almond milk. I love it because it’s super low fat and low carb, but it is really rich tasting. I’ve had it in my head for the past few weeks that I wanted to attempt to make an ice cream dish with almond milk….well – this is the attempt. This is vegan, low fat, low cholesterol, and lower carb. Basically….super healthy. I mean, compared to regular ice cream. And it’s a pretty great substitute if you are having cravings…it can be ready in 30 minutes.
Warm up a half cup of the almond milk on the stove top and add in 2 tablespoons of the cocoa powder plus the truvia packets – stir until dissolved then add in a pinch of salt and a teaspoon of vanilla.
Ok, important note: this does not freeze well. If you make this ice cream, I think it is best to plan on eating it right away – which isn’t a hard thing. I froze it to get it to be less runny, and it froze into a solid block. So……yeah……lesson learned there.
Also, this tastes more icey than traditional ice cream….so don’t expect this to be insanely creamy – but overall it’s great substitute.
This was my first attempt at this recipe…I will definitely have to play with it more to figure out a way to make it more creamy and also to experiment with different flavors. Had to share though! 171 calories per serving….342 for the entire dish – not too bad!
Let me know what you think and if you’ve ever tried making this before and if you know of any tips! Enjoy!
1.5 cups almond milk (unsweetened)
2 ripe bananas
2 T. unsweetened cocoa powder
3 packets of Truvia (or other sweetener of your choice)
pinch of salt
1 t. vanilla
- Heat 1/2 cup of almond milk over medium heat in a saucepan. Mix in the cocoa powder, sugar substitute, and salt and stir until dissolved – about 2 minutes. Remove from heat and add in the vanilla.
- Pour chocolate mixture into a food processor and blend with the 2 bananas until smooth.
- Once smooth – add in the remaining almond milk and process until combined.
- Add entire mixture to the ice cream machine – let it go for 25 minutes and eat right away.