Ice cream in general is considered to be a snack or a treat – basically something that you should not eat on a daily basis. But what if I told you that you can create an ice cream that is not only vegan, but is also very healthy and that can provide your body with many valuable nutrients? Hard to believe that it’s true? Well, then let me introduce you to my vegan beetroot ice cream with chocolate pieces!
I must admit that the first time I made vegan ice cream, I was skeptical about its flavor and consistency. I thought that it will have a very powerful banana flavor since it’s made mainly from frozen bananas. But to my surprise the banana flavor is actually not that strong. Of course, you feel it, I’m not going to lie, but it’s definitely not disturbing. And the consistency really is exactly like the one of a dairy ice cream. If you don’t believe me, just try it by yourself. It’s very easy to prepare it! As easy as my vegan raspberry-chocolate chia pudding!
How to prepare vegan beetroot ice cream with chocolate pieces
Even though the preparation process of vegan beetroot ice cream with chocolate pieces itself takes around 5 minutes, there are two things that you need to have ready beforehand. One is banana that needs to be already frozen. And the other one is beetroot that needs to be cooked before, in case you don’t have a juicer. If you have a juicer, feel free to extract the juice from fresh beetroot. But if you don’t, simply boil the beetroot in advance, cool it down, then grate it and squeeze out the juice. Or simply buy already boiled beetroot in a food store.
Once you have all the necessary ingredients, you just need to put the frozen banana pieces in a powerful food processor and blend them until a thick mixture that resembles ice cream is created. Then add to it the beetroot juice and blend it together for a few seconds until all the mixture has a beautiful dark pink color. Then the last thing to do is simply to mix in tiny chocolate pieces. You can serve the vegan beetroot ice cream with chocolate pieces immediately or put it in the freezer for later.
Nutritional value of vegan beetroot ice cream with chocolate pieces
Even though this vegan ice cream contains only 3 ingredients, all of them are very good for our health. For example, a good quality dark chocolate with a high percentage of cacao (at least 70%) is considered to be one of the best sources of antioxidants. Beetroots instead contain many minerals – manganese, potassium, magnesium, iron, copper and phosphorus. In terms of vitamins, beetroots are rich in vitamin B9 and contain also good amount of vitamin C. Also bananas are a great source of many valuable nutrients. They contain vitamins B2, B6, B9 and C and such minerals as manganese, potassium and magnesium. Specky in general is not that attentive to his health. It’s mommy and daddy’s task to take care of it. But he is very attentive to his taste buds. For him this recipe would be perfect if it contained only fresh bananas!
I know that this recipe was published during winter in Europe. But who says that you should have ice cream only in summer? If you want to eat a delicious vegan ice cream while being covered with a warm blanket, I say that you should do it! And now you also know that it’s very easy to prepare ice cream at home that is:
- easy to make
- full of vitamins
- and simply yummy!
Let me know, if you try this recipe! Leave a comment or even more – make Specky happy! Snap a picture of your masterpiece and post it on Instagram or Facebook by tagging @bunnymommycooks. And feel free to let your animal family members join in the picture!