written by Nina Shantel, blog: RealDietHelp.com, published January 9, 2023
This dairy-free (and vegan) mint chocolate chip “ice cream” has zero sugar and no chocolate chips, yet it tastes like vanilla ice cream with chocolate chips. It’s so fantastically good, it’s freaky how the addition of black beans transforms into chocolate chips!
I came up with this idea for a Halloween treat for a kid’s party where the kids would guess the ingredients while they are eating, by writing down their best guesses on a piece of paper. The secret ingredients are not revealed until everyone is finished.
1/2 cup drained & rinsed cooked, cooled black beans (I used canned black beans)
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, level and packed
7 dashes salt (a pinch)
1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
2 small mint leaves
1 teaspoon alcohol-free vanilla extract (optional)
2 1/2 frozen bananas
Place the beans in a high-powered blender (I use a Vitamix) and mix for a few seconds on low. Add remaining ingredients in the order above into the blender. Use the tamper to press down the frozen bananas as it spins. You may need to use a large spoon a few times to mash down the bananas until the “ice cream” becomes somewhat creamy. You don’t want to overmix because then you won’t taste the chocolate chips. It’s also delicious chunky. Spoon your nice cream into a medium-sized bowl and eat with a large spoon.
Serves 1 397 calories 11 grams protein 74 grams net carbs 2 grams fat
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