23 Sep 2013

BANANA ICE CREAM SUNDAE with CHOCOLATE SAUCE


I hope I made your mouth wet with these photos. Wink wink. Best part of this recipe is that it's incomparably healthier than the average breakfast. It's basically just bananas and a bunch of super foods like coconut oil, almonds, cacao powder, and mulberries. You can add whatever else you like (ideas: goji berries, coconut flakes, maca powder, fresh fruit, dates, etc.) I ate this for dinner. 

It's a beautiful world we get to party in


That's right. GIFs are happening right now. I saw them on this blog awhile ago and immediately realized how genius it was for food photography. A huge component of the appeal of food is texture! You can show it perfectly with moving images. Plus, they're really fun to photograph and put together. Besides, I know you like 'em.

I stayed home from school today because I think my mono might be coming back (I know - coming BACK... this isn't the first time I've suffered this throat torture) and figured I'd better rest to keep it maintained. Banana ice cream is the perfect soother because it's cold and creamy. Ahh. It helped me get through my last Mononucleosis bout.

Mononucleosis kind of sounds like a super power... Or is that just me who thinks that. I cannot explain my own cognitions. Moving on.


banana ice cream sundae with chocolate sauce

Ice cream:
3 frozen bananas 

Chocolate sauce:
1 tablespoon melted coconut oil
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 teaspoon agave syrup or preferred sweetener

Toppings:
Almond butter
Mulberries
Anything else your heart desires

To make the ice cream: put the bananas in a high speed blender and blend until they become a creamy, fluffy, white soft serve ice cream. Nom. Scoop into a bowl.

To make the chocolate sauce: whisk the ingredients together. Drizzle over your ice cream along with the rest of your toppings. Time to spoon. 

31 comments:

  1. OH MY STARS!!

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  2. Definitely just threw some bananas in the freezer. FREEZE FASTER DAMMIT! *drool*

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    1. Hehe - if you slice them thinly they freeze in like an hour :D

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    2. I always slice them thinly! plus they blend much easier in my cruddy little $80 food processor, should have invested in a good one *sigh*

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  3. Looks incredibly delicious. I was craving banana ice cream and chocolate today and here you are inspiring me a bit more. I like the almond butter topping idea. Your ice cream seems quite firm in the pics? I can never get mine to stay firm. What's your trick? Thanks

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  4. Looks incredibly delicious. I was craving banana ice cream and chocolate today and here you are inspiring me a bit more. I like the almond butter topping idea. Your ice cream seems quite firm in the pics? I can never get mine to stay firm. What's your trick? Thanks

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  5. Looks incredibly delicious. I was craving banana ice cream and chocolate today and here you are inspiring me a bit more. I like the almond butter topping idea. Your ice cream seems quite firm in the pics? I can never get mine to stay firm. What's your trick? Thanks

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    1. Oh I put in the freezer right after making it so I could make scoops for the pictures. Thanks!

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  6. Hehe ice cream for breakfast every damn day! I feel so mischievous.

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  7. Unf. Gimme some of that.

    Feel better soon, petal! I've just recovered from tonsillitis, I get it up to 5 or 6 times a year and it's a real bitch. Sore throats are evil.

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  8. I have only just discovered your blog - holy shit!!! Can't wait for your cookbook!

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  9. Oh my Em! This looks insanely good! Is that caramel on top along with the choc sauce? Or AB? I do love those GIFs :)
    Sorry you're feeling under the weather. Really hoping for you that it's not the return of the mono.

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  10. drool... luckily, i have 10 gorgeous ripe bananas sitting in my fridge right now, waiting to be eaten. enough for 3 ice cream meals :'D
    love bananas to the moon and back <3

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  11. Loove food like this! And you pics are stunning and totally mouth watering as Always. Sure it taste beyond delicious as well! Hope you feel better soon. Many hugs Beauty!

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  12. I can't even handle how good this looks! *runs to kitchen to throw bananas in freezer*

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  13. Hi! I've been reading your blog for a while now and I love-love-love your recipes! You really inspire me with your awesome outlook on life and plant-tastic food. I don't follow a vegan diet, but I'm trying to focus more on yummy plant things. And if raw vegan = ice cream for breakfast, count me in! :-)

    Anyway, just wanted to throw you some love right now. Hope you feel better soon--throat nastiness is the worst!

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  14. Dat gif.. dat drizzly spoon action.. uuhhhh ^-^

    Another beautiful post, will be hunting down your book when it's out. You're a total boss Em!
    All the best

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  15. WOWZA!!!!!!!!!!!

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  16. Emily,

    This is the first ever raw + vegan dessert I have ever made. OH. MY.
    It rocked my world. I am quite without words. Let's just say I shall be buying a LOT of bananas from now on.

    Thank you. Your blog, your photography, and your take on life and food have filled me with inspiration since I discovered you on Tuesday!

    Love
    Elloa

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  17. How is the almod butter so runny?

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  18. - How to make ice creamYuuummmm....ya, here is the recipe foe delicious dessert. This is really very simple, even kid can try this..!!   Ingredients • Vanilla or any other Flavoured essence 1.5 tea spoon • Cornflou...

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  19. What are those light brown nugget-looking things sprinkled on top? They look like they're covered in sesame seeds?

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  20. Perfect snack while spending summer vacation at the beach.

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  21. I made this tonight and I was a little skeptical. But, oh lawd! This was incredible and my stomach doesn't feel all messed up afterwards like with regular ice cream. In fact, I was feeling a little crummy and this made everything better!

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  22. can't wait to make it looks simple and sooo yummy! 🍧

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  23. At acookingcouple.com we love banana ice cream! This is very similar to the sundae(s) we make, but there are a few pitfalls we found on our end to avoid that will make your life easier....ALWAYS slice the bananas before freezing. Easier on your blender or food processer. DO NOT put whole frozen bananas in your food processor. Trust me on that one. That said, we can't get enough of banana ice cream sundaes!

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Feel free to comment below, I love hearing your thoughts! xo, Em