If you’ve been missing ice cream since you have switched over to a vegan lifestyle, this is the perfect way to create something that is reasonably quick, easy and super delicious! This chocolate and hazelnut vegan ice cream also doesn’t have additives, flavourings or other nasties.
I’ve created quite a few flavours in the past, and the quickest way to make vegan ice cream is to use frozen bananas. I’ve done this so many times in the past, but the banana flavour sometimes isn’t what you want on your palette to be competing with the flavours like other fruit or nuts.
I like using coconut milk because when frozen and you add different flavours to it, it adapts quite well.
If you did want to make super quick and easy ice cream, throw some chopped up banana (chop up the banana before freezing as otherwise, it will be almost impossible!) in a blender or good food processor and blend with whatever flavour you like.
You may need a bit of nut milk to help blend it well, but otherwise, that’s it! You’ll get a creamy texture, and it will be ready to eat straight away. If the ice cream has melted a little too much, pop in the freezer for another 20-30 minutes.
I’ve always loved mixing either fruit with nuts or chocolate with nuts. Hazelnuts and chocolate go well together and also give you that Nutella flavour that so many people love! This combination is much creamier and not as sweet, naturally.