Sunday, August 5, 2012

Eating clean: raw chocolate ice cream

I used to be an ice cream monster. Seriously, I could gulp down a litre of ice cream in one week - that's an enormous amount of unnecessary sugars and bad fats. I felt really bad too - my digestion wasn't exactly thrilled about the dairy I stuffed myself with. And the guilt! Almost unbearable.
I've lived without sugar since April this year, when something just clicked in my head. I realized that all my workouts so far have been wrong, my diet was totally off and my stress levels were way too high. Now I'm eating clean and I do mostly strength workouts. And I'm feeling awesome.

This is my absolute favourite cheat meal so far. My weekend treat, the best way to start a Friday night.

Raw chocolate ice cream. Pure deliciousness in a bowl. The texture feels a bit like sherbet with a taste of chocolate and banana. The taste is just divine, so chocolate-y and sweet.

Raw chocolate ice cream (makes 2 small servings or 1 big serving)

2 bananas
1-2 tbsp powdered raw cocoa
1-2 tbsp powdered lucuma
½ dl chilled green tea or coconut water

1. Peel and chop the bananas and stick them in the freezer for a few hours.
2. Put the frozen bananas and the rest of the ingredients in a blender. Blend until the mixture is a fluffy smoothie. I recommend using a lower RPM on the blender for best results.
3. Enjoy!

Tip #1: Season the ice cream in different ways. My favourites are mint chocolate ice cream (using 1 drop of peppermint oil), mocca ice cream (using a chilled espresso in stead of the green tea) or coconut ice cream (with coconut milk as the base).
Tip #2: In case you need an additional sweetener, add a few drops of stevia or honey to the mix. Lucuma is a natural sweetener (powdered fruit) - I find the ice cream sweet enough with 1-2 tbsp of lucuma.
Tip #3: Raw cocoa and organic lucuma can be bought at several webshops, my favourite is Luontaispörssi. You'll find loads of superfood in this section, click click.

//EDIT: I made choco ice cream, and satisfied my chocolate needs quite fast. Here's the result of my raw chocolate popsicles:
I simply poured the ice cream into popsicle moulds, and stuck the moulds in the freezer. I did a small experiment, crushed a few blueberries in the mix - the taste was so much lighter and more fresh than a simple chocolate ice cream. I sincerely recommend testing it ;)

Let me know what you think!



  1. Another good one is to do it with frozen strawberries and milk. it's a strawberry milkshake :)


    1. Uuuuuuuuhhh loving it already! Blueberries and milk is a good one too ! Or blueberries, raspberries and buttermilk..... yummmm

  2. I've made banana ice cream (it only has frozen bananas but is delicious!), so it would be great to try something different though once again I don't have the ingredients (i.e. the coconut water) :P btw, I'm dreaming about the ice cream now...

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

    1. You don't need coconut water, I did this with plain water today and it was delicious :)

      Banana ice sounds wonderful too!


  3. I gave this a try because I really need a good raw cacao ice cream recipe. It turned out fabulous! My kids even enjoyed it. Thanks so much for the tips. :)

  4. try this one too: whip one egg yolg, slowly add soy yougurt (1-2 dl, use alpro in a 750g tetra)and bourbon vanilla powder and stevia. You may use raw cacao powder too. Enjoy with berries, cardemum and cinnamon. Delicious and healthy!