This Banana Chai Ice Cream with Gingerbread Crumble got me the Runner-Up Award in Living Light’s 2014 Hot Raw Chef Contest. This also makes a great base for Stracciatella Ice Cream (add 2 tablespoons cacao nibs), or Maple Pecan Ice Cream (add 1 tablespoon or more maple syrup and ¼ cup crushed pecans). Enjoy your sundae!

Banana Chai Ice Cream With Gingerbread Crumble [Vegan, Raw, Gluten-Free]

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Gingerbread Crumble:
  •  ¼ cup cashews
  • ¼ cup pitted and roughly chopped dates
  • ¼ teaspoon gingerbread spice (or more to taste)
  • 2 large pinches Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt
 Banana Chai Ice Cream:
  • 4 large frozen bananas, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chai spice
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla powder
  • 1 large pinch Himalayan crystal salt or sea salt


Gingerbread Crumble:
  1. Put the cashews into a small food processor fitted with an S-blade and process until coarsely ground.
  2. Add dates, gingerbread spice, and salt. Process again until well combined.
Banana Chai Ice Cream:
  1. Put the frozen banana pieces in a food processor fitted with an S-blade. Process for about 20 seconds until the banana starts to turn into ice cream.
  2.  Add chai spice, vanilla powder, and salt to the ice cream. Process again for another 20 seconds or longer until you reach the consistency of your choice.
  3. Scoop the Banana Chai Ice Cream into individual serving glasses using an ice cream scoop and sprinkle some Gingerbread Crumble on top.


This Gingerbread Crumble will stay fresh for up to 2 weeks in a airtight container in the refrigerator.


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