Toasted Coconut Chocolate Chip "NICE" Cream
Makes 3 servings
Macros: 286 cal, fat 8g, carbs 56g, protein 3g, fibre 5g
1⁄4 cup unsweetened coconut flakes or shreds
4 medium bananas, sliced and frozen
1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1⁄4 cup mini chocolate chips
Bring a skillet to medium heat. Add coconut. Stir until lightly browned and fragrant. This will take 3-5 minutes. Pour onto a plate and place in the freezer to cool.
In the meantime, add bananas to a blender or food processor. Blend until you get a crumbly texture. Add maple syrup and vanilla. Blend until smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides of the blender as necessary. This will take a few minutes. Add coconut and chocolate chips to blender. Pulse just a few times to incorporate. If you like soft ice cream, enjoy immediately. If you want your ice cream firm and scoopable: pour into a freezer-friendly, airtight container. Freeze for 4-6 hours, or until completely frozen.
Allow to thaw for 5-15 minutes before scooping. Enjoy!
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 1 week.
Before serving, allow to thaw for 5-15 minutes. Scoop and enjoy!