During the hot summer months to come, we rediscover why ice cream is the perfect way to finish any meal, or start it, or to have in the middle; really, there’s no wrong time for ice cream. And though we’re not sure why, June 7th is the day that we celebrate our favorite food, National Chocolate Ice Cream Day!
While most people may celebrate by going to their local ice creamery or stopping by the frozen food section in their local market, we’re going to let you in on a little secret – you can make luxuriously creamy, rich chocolate ice cream at home and it’s surprisingly easy to do. This collection of cakes cones, shakes, and scoops is our small homage to our favorite sweet. Now the only thing you have to do is decide which recipe you’re going to try out first!
What to do with overripe bananas? You can make banana bread or you can make these yummy three-layer Cocoa Banana Hazelnut Ice Cream Bliss Bites. They’re made from a base blend of hazelnut butter, banana, and coconut that’s divided and then “dyed” with cocoa powder and freeze-dried berries. Once you take a bite, you’ll feel positively blissful.
Almond Joy Ice Cream Cake: the classic candy bar has been given a paleo-vegan dessert makeover. Rich chocolate, almond, and decadent coconut ice cream topped with a rich dark chocolate ganache. Deliciously cold and perfectly creamy and made from just a few simple ingredients, like nuts, dates, coconut, and avocado. Yes, avocado! It makes this amazing ice cream cake amazingly creamy.
This rich, 3-Ingredient Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream is so easy to make! It’s made from bananas with no sugar added, making it the perfect pre-workout snack … but you can eat it anytime, even for breakfast. Sprinkle with some raw cacao nibs for crunch and a dollop of coconut or cashew whipped cream to turn it into a raw ice cream sundae!
These Raw Chocolate Tacos are so much fun. The crunch chocolate shells are filled with creamy banana chocolate ice cream and then topped off with a decadent caramel, crunchy nuts, and luxurious nut cream. They really do look like little chocolate tacos with all the fixings. And … it’s chocolate, which is always a good thing.
Hawaij is a Yemeni spice blend of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, that is used to bring warm, spicy notes to coffees and soups in Israel, so it’s perfect in these coffee ice cream tarts. Homemade coconut mocha ice cream is poured into a grain-free mini tart crust and topped with a drizzle of melted dark chocolate. These rich and chocolaty Hawaij Mocha Ice Cream Tarts are the perfect treats to help you cool down and to get your chocolate and coffee fix at the same time.
So while it lasts, enjoy the summer and its cold desserts, such as this Caramel Chocolate Ice Cream. It’s as decadent as it sounds and will satisfy any sweet tooth.
For the days when you crave something chocolate-y, fruity, and vanilla-y, this vegan Neapolitan ‘Milk’ Shake will be there for you.
If you’ve never tried making your own dairy-free ice cream at home before, this is the place to start! This Creamiest Chocolate Ice Cream is a vegan treat that harnesses the power of cashews and coconut milk to achieve ultimate creaminess. You won’t believe it until you taste it!
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This Raw Layered Banana Ice Cream Cake is so dreamy you’ll have to taste it to be sure it’s real. It’s layers of chocolate, beet, and avocado ice cream But it ended up tasting great with all the other delicious flavor pairings. Letting each thin layer freeze is a tad time-consuming, but it’s worth it.
This amazingly easy recipe for raw Banana-Cacao Ice Cream is made entirely from natural ingredients. Bananas, almond milk, cacao, and maca powder, and a scoop of chocolate protein powder, as well as healthy nuts and seeds, are what make up this decadent treat. This is the best healthy dessert or an awesome way to start your day.
This Nearly Raw Chocolate Milkshake has a secret – it’s a vegan green smoothie, and not so secretly amazeballs. Hope you give it a go if you’re craving a chocolate shake but aren’t digging guilt and remorse. Hooray for food impostors!
Sachertorte is a famous Austrian dessert that was invented at the Hotel Sacher in Vienna. It’s a chocolate cake layered with apricot jam, covered in silky chocolate ganache, and served with a puff of whipped cream … you can imagine why people loved it so much, right? However, these Sachertorte Ice Cream Cones are sure to give the original cake a run for its money. You don’t need to buy a ticket to Vienna in order to try this amazing dessert!
Inspired by the classic cocktail, this ice cream is rich, chocolatey, and boozy with a hint of coffee. Throw it in a blender with some almond milk and you’ve got yourself some Mudslide Ice Cream. Plus this recipe only has six ingredients. Boozy & ice cream with only 6 ingredients?!? Yes please.
The crust of this Deep Dish Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream Cake is made of hemp seeds, flax seeds, cacao, and dates; and the filling is a blend of bananas, dates, cashews, coconut oil, and cacao. A swirl of peanut butter and raw chocolate sauce is spread on top, along with a sprinkle of cacao nibs and hemp seeds. This is 100 percent pure raw food goodness right here. It doesn’t get any better than this.
If you are looking for a really rich and decadent vegan ice cream dessert, this Cacao Nib and Mint Chocolate Ice Cream recipe just might be it! This recipe uses coconut milk and cashews to make an incredibly creamy frozen treat. And instead of just going with a plain chocolate ice cream, this blissful bite has mint extract and some cacao nibs for a little crunch.
That’s what we call a tribute to chocolate ice cream – now the only thing left to do is make one of these mouth-watering desserts and eat it!
Image Source: Sachertorte Ice Cream Cones