By Chef: Brandi Rollins
Posted: August 2, 2012
Brandi Rollins describes her recipe by saying, “This is a fabulous ice cream! I love mixing chocolate and orange together! If you have never used sweet orange essential oil, this recipe is a great introduction.” This recipe couldn’t get any simpler! And if you’re already a fan of the classic combination of chocolate and orange you will surely enjoy this healthy raw treat that takes but seconds to make.
- 3 medium banana
- 4 whole dates
- 3-4 drops orange essential oil
- 2 tbsp raw cacao powder
- 3 tbsp agave (optional)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla (glycerin-based or bean)
1. Freeze the bananas overnight. When the bananas are ready, chop them into 1-inch pieces.
2. Using a food processor, process the bananas and remaining ingredients until the ice cream is smooth and creamy. Serve immediately or scoop into a freezer-ready container and freeze.
It’s very easy to find sweet orange essential oil. You can find it at most grocery stores that have a natural section and you can get a whole bottle for less than $4. And a bottle goes a long way! This is a super inexpensive ice cream! So, feel free to add in a few nuts like chopped cashews or brazil nuts.