Needless to say, I was so rushed off my feet that I barely had any time to eat, forget cook. Now just into September, we're still having the odd sunny day up here in Scotland, so I'm choosing to cling onto the notion that smoothies and ice-cream remain acceptable. Is ice-cream ever unacceptable?!? Certainly not this one; marzipan soft-serve, complete with chocolate brownie bites. Its a simple, yet delightfully sophisticated treat that should do nicely to make up for my month of absence.
This ice-cream utilises the famous frozen banana trick in combination with rich almond butter to achieve its smooth and creamy texture - with the incorporation of almond and vanilla flavours, it really does taste a lot like marzipan! The brownie bits, flavoursome and chewy, add a bit of bite in amongst the soft sweetness and take this desert to another level of deliciousness. Almond lovers in particular must try it!
Marzipan Ice-Cream (With Raw Brownie Bites)
Cook Time: 20-30 mins
Ingredients (1 serving)
- 1 Medjool date
- 4 almonds
- 1 ½ tsp rolled oats
- ½ tsp cocoa powder
- 1 frozen banana (100g)
- ½ tbsp almond butter
- ½ tsp vanilla
- ¼ tsp almond extract (or more, to taste.)
1. Blend brownie ingredients with a little water, until mixture starts to clump up. Scoop out and form into little balls/bites - whatever size you like. I think I made around 9 big the first time around and closer to 20 small the second - I prefer the latter! Shove these in the freezer while you make the ice-cream.
2. Blend soft-serve ingredients with a little milk until smooth.
3. Add bites to the ice-cream. Serve immediately, or leave in the freezer for about an hour for a firmer texture.
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