11 Aug 2012

banana ice cream floats

these are gosh darn freaking ridiculous, if i do say so myself. and i do.

 

i got the idea from fully raw - a refreshingly cool site if you don't know it already. the girl who runs things is too cute... literally, i can't handle it. anyways. the recipe is MEGA simple. four ingredients, and only three are totally necessary: dates, frozen bananas, coconut water (and vanilla).

the coconut water is like the soda, because it's fizzy like carbonated soda, and sweetened with dates. i made these for me and my girlfriend, and the first thing she said was "wait, that's like actually root beer!? how'd you do that?" magic, friends. magic. 

i feel like i've been dishonest with all of you. i have a popular recipe for the "best raw vegan ice cream ever", but i had totally forgotten about this banana ice cream. i think what makes it so delicious is that the only ingredient is frozen bananas, which you blend. that's it. what you create is the most luscious, creamy, satisfying soft serve ice cream... EVER. so, call me a liar. i lied. THIS is the best raw vegan ice cream ever. 


banana ice cream floats: serves 2

soda:
2/3 cup dates
1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract
520 ml (around 2 cups) coconut water
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ice cream:
3 frozen bananas

to make the soda - blend the dates, vanilla and coconut water together until smooth and foamy. try some! it'll taste like root beer, i swear.
to make the ice cream - blend the frozen bananas until it's like soft serve. you won't believe the beauty. pour the soda into your fave tall glasses and scoop on the ice cream. sip it up in the sun with people you care about!


19 comments:

  1. I have had a lot of coconut water, but none were fizzy! What brand are you using? Or, are you using it from the coconut, rather than a package? If it is fizzy straight from the coconut, I wouldn't think the coconut is fresh...

    The recipe does sound delish! :-)

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    1. well i mean that it won't be bubbling like soda or anything, but it has been slightly fermented in the coconut so it has a carbonated taste to it. today i used it from a can but i'd recommend getting it fresh (even if it's more work).

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  2. This looks awesome! I had a ginger chai ice cream float at a resto that I'd love to duplicate and this looks like a great place to start. :)

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    1. perfect! i hope it fulfills your desires. i bet it would be amazing with some ginger chai in the ice cream or coconut water.

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  3. wow! these ice cream floats look DELICIOUS!!!

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  4. Oh wow, I am totally going to have to try this out sometime - looks amazing!

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    1. it must be done, they're so delicious, and so simple. quick before summer is over! xox

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  5. These are so pretty and they look so delicious!! Amazing...(as always)

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    1. aww thank you lysa! <3 i'm enjoying your stuff more and more too, your photos and recipes have gotten so good.

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  6. Emily, this is brilliant! I shared the recipe on my Facebook page and will be on my Thursday post (Thoughtful Thursday). I love your site, recipes and energy! Keep it up, girl! Come over and visit me if you would like. I am adding you to my blogroll. www.kibbysblendedlife.com Look forward to more of your goodies! Have a great week!

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    1. wow thanks SO much, kibby. really happy to hear that. i love your blog! DAT RAW FUDGE. nom <3

      I'll add you to mine too, gotta represent the community!

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  7. Yum, these look so good! Banana ice cream is the best!

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    1. thank you, vicky! i know, right!? best ice cream on the planet... and it's 100% fruit.

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  8. wow. it's really a good contribution to us guys not good at icecream, you know i did some cakes before but the taste it's not good, then i quit, so if you have interesting, you can load to cheap omega watches

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  9. Your girlfriend? Did you find that soulmate you were looking for?

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    1. Haha in a sense! I am in a pretty serious relationship with a very special guy right now =) Couldn't be happier.

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