Tuesday, May 4, 2021

Chocolate Ice cream - No milk or sugar recipe


This is one of the easiest and guilt-free ice cream recipes. This does not contain milk, eggs, or sugar. My kids are always super excited about this ice cream. They always like to eat it even before I freeze it.

I used Chiquita banana for the recipe but you can replace it with a small variety but make sure to increase the number to 5-6. Almonds can be replaced with cashews. I used Tunisian dates but you can use other varieties as well. Depending upon the size of the dates and your sweet preference, you can change the numbers used. 

Ingredients:

  1. Banana - 2 large(Chiquita)
  2. Almonds - 20 nos.
  3. Cocoa powder - 1 tablespoon
  4. Vanilla essence - 1 teaspoon
  5. Dates - 10
Method:
  1. Cut banana into thin slices and freeze it for at least 8 hours. 
  2. Soak the almonds in water for 2 hours.
  3. Once the almonds are soaked, peel the skin off and set aside.
  4. Soak the dates for 5 minutes in warm water.
  5. Take a blender/grinder and add frozen bananas, soaked and peeled almonds, cocoa powder, dates, and vanilla essence. Grind them into a fine paste by adding 2-3 tablespoons of water.
  6. Transfer the mixture into a freezer-safe container and freeze for 8-10 hours.
Serve the ice cream in a cone or bowl. 


"Shhhhh Cooking  Secretly" is a monthly challenge in the Facebook group. At the beginning of the month, a theme is chosen by one of the participants and all the participants are grouped in pairs. The participants will exchange 2 secret ingredients with their partners who are supposed to prepare a dish that matches the theme of that month. 

This month's theme was "Frozen Treats" and it was chosen by Pavani Gunikuntla who blogs at Pavanis Kitchen. I am so glad she chose this theme for hot summer days. Do check Pavani's blog for "Easy Oreo Ice Cream". It looks super delicious and very easy to make. 

My partner for April 2021 is Mayuri Patel. She gave me bananas and dates as my secret ingredients. I gave her passion fruit and cream. She made a very unique 'Passion fruit and Tree Tomato Ice Cream'. Please do check her blog for the recipe and to read the interesting write-up about the history of ice cream and her memories associated with it. Her blog has a wide collection of delicious recipes. Some of them which I want to try very soon include "Mango and Vanilla Panna Cotta" and "Vanilla Pudding"

20 comments:

  1. What a brilliant way to give healthy treat to kids. The ice cream looks so delish. I have bookmarked it. Would definitely try it.

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  2. I had the same idea - frozen banana choco pops. but the freezer gave up on me.. these look so good..

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  3. I love the soft and smooth texture that we get from using banana to prepare ice creams. Anu I will have to try out your healthy and tempting chocolate ice cream. A simple but wonderful frozen treat.

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  4. Wow a nice and a healthy chocolate recipe with banana, dates and almonds. Healthy and delicious

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  5. Such a healthy guilt free treat for kids.. loved all the ingredients of this chocolate ice cream without any dairy and sugar.. Wonderful share bookmarking it so make it soon.

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  6. The Chocolate Ice Cream looks absolutely creamy and delicious! Love how you have used banana and dates here for sweetness instead of refined sugar. You have made this a completely guilt-free treat. 🙂

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  7. Chocolate Ice cream looks so creamy and delicious. Love your idea of not using any milk and sugar and replacing them with dates and banana which is healthy. Awesome Recipe!

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  8. Not only do I love the recipe , I love the contrast between the blue crochet and the deep brown of the icecream in the image. So beautiful.

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  9. I make this often when I am left with overripe bananas. love the use of dates for sweetness and almonds. Next time I am going to try your way.

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  10. No milk, no sugar chocolate ice cream sounds amazing. Loved the way you made this ice cream using banana, almonds and dates. Guilt free ice cream, love to enjoy this ice cream in this summer season.

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  11. Making guilt-free chocolate ice cream with bananas and dates is simply brilliant ! Can't wait to give this recipe a try.

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  12. Making guilt-free chocolate ice cream with bananas and dates is simply brilliant ! Can't wait to give this recipe a try.

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  13. Making guilt-free chocolate ice cream with bananas and dates is simply brilliant ! Can't wait to give this recipe a try.

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  14. Rafeeda - The Big Sweet ToothMay 16, 2021 at 5:18 AM

    Ah what a fantastic idea! I remember making something similar with ripe avocadoes once... You cant even make out that diary isn't there...

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  15. Chocolate icecream with frozen banana and dates is a guilt free treat. I love the texture of this ice cream. Fabulous Recipe Anu. Can’t wait to try your recipe.

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  16. Wow recipe without using milk . Love the process of making this banana chocolate icecream with the richness of almonds and dates . A guilt free treat for young and old :-)

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  17. Hey wow! This is one awesome delicious and amazing icecream. Looks so very yum. Absolutely love chocolate icecream

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  18. Loved this chocolate ice cream, looks delicious. I had prepared without dates, will add dates next time. Nice guilt free treat.

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