Banana Nutella Ice Cream (Raw, Vegan, Paleo)

Happy Friday! I needed a little pick me up after my long work week. Ever since I heard you could make raw nutella, I’ve been dying to try it. And I thought that since I don’t eat bread, what better way to eat it, but in ice cream? No better way! This recipe is so ridiciously delicious, you’ll wonder how it can possibly be healthy.

Nutella (makes roughly 1 1/4 cup)

Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cup of hazelnuts (unsoaked)
  • 1 tsp stevia liquid
  • 7 tbsp raw cacao
  • 4 dates
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup filtered water

Instructions:

  • Place hazelnuts in a food process or high speend blender (high speed blender is highly preferred).
  • Process hazelnuts until it resembles meal.
  • Add the dates and about 1/2 tsp stevia liquid. Continue processing for a bit.
  • Stop and add the raw cacao and process until the nutella looks like a paste.
  • Add 1/4 cup water and continue processing. If the nutella is still pasty (meaning very thick), then continue adding the water. Process until smooth.
  • Taste. Add more stevia if the nutella is not sweet enough for you, and process to incorporate.
  • Store in an air tight container.

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When hazelnuts are mealy, add the dates and stevia

When hazelnuts are mealy, add the dates and stevia

If you continue mixing and the hazelnuts will not break down, add the water.

If you continue mixing and the hazelnuts will not break down, add the water.

Complete thick nutella spread

Complete thick nutella spread

Banana Nutella Ice Cream

Ingredients:

  • 3 bananas (ripe)
  • 1/4 cup nutella
  • 1/8 cup filtered water and more if needed
  • 1 handful of walnuts for each serving

Instructions:

  • Peel and cut the bananas into pieces.
  • Place in an air tight container and store in the freezer for at least 2 hours.
  • Take the bananas out of the freezer and place into a food processor.
  • Process until smooth. Do not over process. You can also leave small chunks of banana unprocessed if you would like.
  • Remove from processor/blender and move to mixing bowl.
  • In a separate bowl, add the nutella and 1/8 cup water. Using a metal spoon, mix until the nutella resembles a pudding (adding more water as necessary).
  • Add the nutella/water mixture to the banana ice cream. Mix lightly until combined.
  • Store in a container in your freezer.

Cut up bananas and store in the freezer in an air tight container.

Add the frozen bananas into the food processor

Add the frozen bananas into the food processor

Completed banana ice cream

Completed banana ice cream

The mixed nutella and water

The mixed nutella and water

Add the nutella into the banana ice cream

Add the nutella into the banana ice cream

Mix the nutella and banana ice cream until combined

Mix the nutella and banana ice cream until combined

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Top with walnuts and serve

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