Romantic Ice Cream

Okay! Okay! Who would have thought that the word “romantic” and “ice cream” could go to the same sentence? Well…well..well.. in this point they do, together with the words ‘sweetly’ ‘delicious’. YUM!

So what are we all waiting for? Get a piece of paper and add this oh-so-delicious recipe in your #relationshipgoals foodttrip list. Enjoy…

INGREDIENTS

Vanilla ‘ice cream’
  • bananas 5 large ripe, chopped, frozen
  • vanilla bean paste 2 teaspoons (or if you’re feeling more extravagant, seeds of 1 vanilla bean pod)
  • cream or coconut cream (DF) 1/3 cup
  • egg white 1
Date caramel sauce
  • dried baking dates 1/2 cup (or 1/3 cup Medjool dates)
  • water 1 cup
  • ground cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon
  • pure maple syrup 2 tablespoons (optional, if you want a sweeter caramel sauce)
  • milk (e.g. cow’s or almond) or coconut milk (DF) 1/4 – 1/2 cup
To garnish
  • toasted flaked almonds
  • toasted shredded coconut

METHOD

  1. Place frozen bananas, vanilla and cream/coconut cream in a food processor and blitz until thick, smooth and creamy, like ice-cream – this will probably take a couple of minutes. Scrape down the sides of the food processor as needed to make sure everything gets well blended.
  1. Add egg white and continue blitzing for another 30-60 seconds – the mixture will become even more light and fluffy. Scoop out into a container and freeze until ready to use (it is best to use it within 4-6 hours of being frozen).
  1. To make the date caramel sauce, place dates and water in a small pot and bring to the boil. Simmer for a few minutes until dates are soft. Use a stick blender to blend until smooth (alternatively place in a blender to blend). Add cinnamon, maple syrup (if using) and enough milk/coconut milk to blend until the consistency of caramel sauce. Leave in the fridge to cool completely before serving with ice cream.

 

To serve, scoop 2 scoops of ice cream into a bowl or cone and drizzle over date caramel sauce. Scatter with almonds and coconut. Dig in!