Raw Chunky monkey ice cream

Nana ice cream with 5 simple ingredients, a quick option to homemade ice cream! It's crazy good with chunky walnuts, cacao nibs and a heavenly caramel sauce!

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Raw Chunky monkey ice cream

INGREDIENTS

  • 4 very ripe frozen bananas

Raw caramel sauce

  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp almond butter (roasted almond butter will taste awesome, but raw will work too)
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter (roasted peanut butter will taste awesome, but raw will work too)

Toppings

  • 1/2 cup chopped raw walnuts
  • 1/2 cup cacao nibs

DIRECTIONS

  1. The prep needed in this recipe is to peel and freeze 4 bananas. Break them into chunks, preferably.
  2. Prepare the caramel sauce by combining the ingredients in a smaller cup. 
  3. Make the ice cream by adding the frozen banana chunks to a food processor and process until you have a smooth banana ice cream.
  4. Move the ice cream to a bigger bowl and add the chopped walnuts, cacao nibs and caramel sauce. Use a spoon to make some swirls and combine everything without blending it all together too much. 
  5. Scoop and serve immediately. If you want it extra firm, let the bowl sit in the freezer for 30 minutes or longer before serving.

Fluffy banana ice cream + cacao nibs + roughly chopped walnuts + caramel sauce = Drooling yet? If you want the ice cream more firm and less like soft serve just let it sit in the freezer for 30 minutes before serving!

Raw Chunky monkey ice cream
Raw Chunky monkey ice cream

Pro-tip! To make gorgeously round scoops, let the ice cream sit in the freezer until it's very hard and completely frozen. Dip the ice cream scooper in a cup of hot water right before you make the scoops. Repeat this with every new scoop to get the perfectly looking bowl of ice cream! ;P

Raw Chunky monkey ice cream
vegan chunky monkey rawfood

I really hope you enjoy this recipe! If you're like me and trying to cut down a little on sugar, sweet stuff and fruits, try adding 1 cup of coconut cream and use only 2 frozen bananas instead. This will make for a deliciously creamy yet little less sweet ice cream! Enjoy! <3

Is a raw chef and recipe developer at Happy Health blog. She work as a raw food pastry chef, recipe developer, food stylist, photographer and personal chef.