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Yes, you guys, chocolate. coffee. NICE. cream.

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It’s a thing, and I am pretty excited to tell you all about it.

Not sure if you guys are familiar with nice cream or not, but basically it’s just as it sounds, ice cream that’s nice to our bodies and not loaded with added sugar. Umm, can you say, yes please!?

This recipe also happens to be gluten-free, dairy free, and vegan…and none of that was even intentional. I know, I know, I was shocked too. And even though you might be thinking there’s no way this could actually taste good, trust me…it is SO GOOD!

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So, if this ice cream is really as good as I say, you’re probably wondering just how it’s made. The ingredients are as follows…

…bananas: for both creaminess and sweetness

…dates: for extra sweetness

…almond butter: for creaminess and flavor

…cacao powder: for that yummy chocolatey flavor

…Almond Breeze Almondmilk: to pull everything together into creamy ice cream goodness

…coffee: ahhh for that loaded coffee essence!

Just add all six of these ingredients to a blender, blend, freeze, and done. It’s as simple and easy as that. The best part about this recipe, I mean aside from how easy and healthy it is, is that it’s also incredibly delicious. I’ve found that a lot of the “healthier” desserts out there tend to lack flavor, which in turn doesn’t end up satisfying my sweet tooth. But this “nice” cream totally satisfies all those cravings. The bananas not only keep the ice cream sweet, but they give the nice cream a richness that I find very well…nice.

I LOVE the flavor combo of chocolate and coffee, it’s one of my favorite combos out there. The coffee highlights the chocolate flavor SOO well, and when paired with the subtle almond flavor in this nice cream, well it makes this truly one of my favorite, good for us, summer desserts!!

Honesty, this is packed full of so many healthy ingredients that you could totally get away with eating it for breakfast, just sayin’.

Oh, and if you happen to take a finger lick of the mix after you blend it all up?! It’s basically drinkable chocolate with a shot of coffee, and I am so into it…this may be my next smoothie combo. Hmm, the ideas are already churning!

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OKok, a few tips for success with this nice cream.

Tip 1: Start with ripe, but firm bananas. You want them pretty ripe so that they give off a good sweetness, but firm enough to still give a nice creaminess.

Tip 2: If you’re not a date buyer, that’s fine, you can replace the dates with a couple of tablespoons of maple syrup. I added the dates in addition to the bananas for extra sweetness. When I use unsweetened cacao powder, I always find that I need to balance that bitter taste with a good amount of sweet. Since dates are my favorite, and they blend up so nicely, I used dates, but again, maple syrup would be great too!

Tip 3: if you don’t like coffee, you can totally omit if from the recipe, BUT if you are at all considering it I highly recommend going for it. As I mentioned, the coffee just works really well with the chocolate and helps to bring out its flavors.

Tip 4: Be sure to remove the nice cream from the freezer about ten minutes before eating. This will allow it to soften and be the perfect consistency for eating.

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And lastly? Are you guys an ice cream in a cup or in a cone kind of person?

I will eat ice cream any which way, but I probably love a good waffle cone the best! My mom’s all about cake cones, but those have always bored me a bit. Dying to know how you guys enjoy your ice cream!

In the meantime, I’ll be over here licking up every last bit of melty nice cream from my waffle cone.

6 Ingredient Chocolate Coffee Nice Cream | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
6 Ingredient Chocolate Coffee Nice Cream | halfbakedharvest.com @hbharvest
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The Recipe

6 Ingredient Chocolate Coffee Nice Cream

*4 hours freezing time required

Prep Time 5 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 0 6

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 1. In a blender, pulse all the ingredients until smooth. Transfer to a freezer safe container and freeze for 4 hours or overnight. Remove 10 minutes before scooping to soften the nice cream a bit. Scoop and enjoy!

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Tuesday Funday?!? YES.

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