27 Jul 2015


Eating massive bowls of nice cream for breakfast, lunch or dinner is 100% a THING in the vegan world. This is because our nice cream is just made of frozen bananas and other fruit. That's why you can and SHOULD eat as much as you want. In this version I'm givin' ya today, I threw in blueberries from the front yard as well as some baobab and cinnamon powders for A) extra flavour and B) extra nutrition.

It tastes real good. I like to eat nice cream for dessert most of the time, it satisfies my sweet tooth but it's a light recipe (seriously, it's just fruit) so you don't feel bogged down afterwards by butter or sugar or whatever else is in conventional desserts. Sometimes I will have it as an appetizer though, or even breakfast if the day is exceptionally hot. It doesn't matter when you have it or how much you have because it's all good for you! Unless you are deathly allergic to fruit, in which case I am very sorry. So sorry.

This is the third and final chapter in my trio of recipes done for the British Columbia Blueberry Council. They asked me to do some to promote... well... blueberries grown in BC. They are a community of a bunch of berry farmers in the province and FYI: BC grows like all the blueberries in the world. Almost. Our climate and blueberries are BFFs thanks to evolution. I was thinking about this yesterday: how cool is it that BC blueberries have their own council!? I mean as a vegan I know aaaaall too well about the freakin' Beef Boards and Dairy Councils in the US and Canada. They control government policy regarding their own yucky products and so long story shortened and simplified: that's why people still think milk and meat are good for you. Derp. They also have all the moneys to run gross, misleading ads on TV and billboards everywhere. But why can't we see ads for the foods that are actually good for us!? It almost never happens. I remember that a few years ago there would OCCASIONALLY be this commercial on for broccoli. Yes, there was a TV ad for BROCCOLI. I was so excited and would always cheer on the Broccoli Board from in front of my screen. But I guess that campaign was short-lived because I don't see it anymore. Nice try though, Brocco Board.

So the fact that the Blueberry Council is active and engaged in the vegan community (they contacted me and offered to sponsor these three posts) makes me happy. We need more boards and councils representing organics whole plant foods to step up like the blueberry guys are doing.

Serves one or two

Ice cream:
3 peeled frozen chopped bananas
3/4 cup fresh or frozen BC blueberries
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon powder
1/4 teaspoon baobab powder

1/3 cup fresh BC blueberries
2 tablespoons date syrup

Blend it all up 'til smooth like soft serve. Nom. I like to top mine off with more blueberries and date syrup.

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Lucie said...

LOL, I would love to see that broccoli ad :D and the recipe is amazing! I love the addition of date syrup!I bet it adds a hint of caramel like flavor which I adore. A must try, thanks!

Ree said...

Can't wait to make this! I made your coconut milk popsicles (added chopped strawberries and bananas) for a group of 2- to 8-year-olds this past weekend and they were a HIT (we grown-ups loved them too)! Thanks for the recipe! I can't wait to experiment with different add-ins. :)

Babs said...

Will omission of baobab powder make a great difference, or is it critical?

Cassie said...

I'm actually not vegan but I am plant-based and lactose intolerant. Never cared for sex and the mortality in my family genes is actually pretty high, though! Oh yeah, and the nana ice cream is a total plus, including this recipe :)

Em von Euw said...

@Cassie - haha fair enough! enjoy <3

kefir.india said...

Too gooo oh my god - i am going to try this right away
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Simone said...

God that looks entirely delicious. I'm not vegan (yet) but am currently exploring my options for going more into plant and fruit based foods. And it's posts like this that make me happy... At least I wouldn't have to miss ice cream! (Or ok, nice cream...:))

apersonwhocares said...

I want to move to where the blueberries thrive. :) this makes me sing yuuuuhhhm!

Agness said...

I just turned vegan and I didn't know you could do so many things with blueberries!! Mniam mniam!!

Marissa Thomas said...

Emily, let me just take the chance to say that your blog is so beautiful, so inspiring and truly the best blog I have ever read. I have always loved eating healthy but have just recently been exploring raw food. I try your recipes at least once a week and have felt a difference in how I look and feel. Even my fiancé has been enjoying your recipes! It is blogs like yours that have helped push me to make the decison to go back to school for my masters in nutrition. I hope that one day we can meet:) If you are ever in Seattle, let me know!

Klaudia said...

I always say that the simplest solution are usually the best ones. 5 ingredients, blender, a few minutes and a rawsome dish is ready. And I am ready to indulge. 100% guilty-free.
Thank you for your blog, seriously. That is a damn well-used space on the Internet.

Unknown said...

Them Blubs!!! They look so good!!
I've never really thought about fruit having its own council since all you hear about is the dairy and meat industry... Its pretty cool that there's atleast one! I've liked this 3 piece series! :)


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lilirenard. said...

oh god! this looks delicious!! Cant wait to try it. As it is boiling hot outside right now Ill better make it soon ;)
Thank you so much for sharing the recipe with us :)


Christina said...

Hey Em; I just wanted you to know that the article you linked to about the vegan diet giving people better sexlives... is not something the article's author seems to know anything at ALL about.
She wrote that people should eat SALMON. Vegans don't eat fish-- it's meat.
I've only been vegan for a little over 2yrs, but that kind of skewed information in published form drives me crazy... And since you understand what it's like being vegan (since I've been scouring quietly through your glorious array of recipes; I am certain you do) I thought you would want to know how wrong that article got it, so that you could link to something better-informed.

Susannah (Lemon and Coconut) said...

Wow this looks amazing! It must be so lovely to be able to pick blueberries outside your home too. Thanks so much for all your wonderful and inspiring posts. I wholeheartedly agree, vegans get all the good stuff! x

Anonymous said...

Wow...delicious looking recipe! Eating vegan is way easier with recipes like this!

Unknown said...

You are my kind of girl. Fruit and Ice Cream is my favorite combination! I just want to tell you how much I love your pies. I have never seen such beautiful pies before. They look too good to eat!

cherieedle said...

I just made this, but added chia seeds as well and its so delicious! :)

Unknown said...

I am definitely going to make this!!

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Michael Smith said...

Nicecream, cinnamon, blueberries and baobab... what more could you ask for?! Did you get your baobab powder from https://pandavita.com ? Their's is organic, tasty and nutritious!