5 Minute Chocolate Ice Cream / Milkshake Recipe
In my former life (pre age 37) my favorite food was ice cream. I walked away from it and the Standard American “Faster Aging” Diet and never looked back. BUT I AM PLEASED TO SAY, there are wonderful non-dairy, healthy versions of ice cream and milkshakes.
This version can actually double as a cold, wonderful dessert or a meal alternative.
5 Minute Chocolate Non-Dairy Ice Cream / Milkshake Recipe
Equipment Needed: High Speed Blender
Yield: Personally, for me the yield is one, but if you want to share, yes, it can serve two people
- 3/4 cup almond milk (almond milk recipe or use almond from store (Whole Foods carries a vanilla flavor almond milk with 0 grams of sugar)
- 1/4 cup shredded unsweetened coconut
- 3 – 6 tablespoons raw cacao powder (how “chocolaty” do you want it … is chocolaty a real word!!)
- 1-2 tablespoons goji berries (not required by always through them in for added nutritional value – especially good for eye health)
- 2 Medjool, pittied dates or 1/4 cup of raisins (this is our sweetener – adjust for personal preference)
- 1/2 frozen banana
- 7 ice cubes (add more ice cubes if necessary for thicker consistency)
- 1/2 – 1 teaspoon vanilla powder or extract
Variations to add more nutritional value and make it a complete meal:
- 1 tablespoon LiyfEssentials (complete amino acids, plus complete vitamin E source) … love this powder!
- 1-2 tablespoons of cacao nibs
These are delicious variations – you’re gonna love em …
- Chocolate Orange – add to above recipe 3-4 drops of Orange Essential Oil (only use 100% pure therapeutic grade oil)
- Chocolate Peppermint – add to above recipe 2-3 drops of Peppermint Essential Oil (only use 100% pure therapeutic grade oil)
Note: If you would like to know where I get the essential oils I personally use, at wholesale pricing contact me.
1. Using a high speed blender (Vitamix), first add almond milk, then powders, coconut, goji berries, dates, vanilla, then lastly, add frozen banana and ice cubes and blend on slow speed. I never flip the switch and use maximum blending speed. Using the variable speed dial and tapper, I begin with the slow speed and dial up to faster speed, using tapper to help blend ingredients. Air pockets can easily form, so reduce to slow variable speed then back up – going back and forth speed wise, enables all the ice cubes to get blended. The goal is to get a slow moving vortex – then you are ready to spoon out and enjoy. If not thick enough, add another 1-2 ice cubes.
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