(Makes 4-6 servings, 20 min prep, 2 hour set)
Ingredients: 2 cups full fat coconut milk, 2 egg yolks, 2 frozen yellow bananas, 2 tsp gluten free vanilla extract, 1/3 cup raw cacao, 2 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp+ cinnamon, 1 tsp+ sea salt, 2 Tbsp organic grassfed butter or coconut oil, 2 red bananas, organic decaffeinated coffee, roughly chopped walnuts.
- In a double-boiler or heat safe bowl over a tall pan, boil water (make sure the water does not touch the bottom of the bowl. Add 2 cups full fat coconut milk and allow to heat slightly. Whisk 2 egg yolks and slowly add to the coconut milk mixture and whisk vigorously for a few minutes until the mixture begins to thicken (make sure the mixture does to get too hot or the eggs yolks will begin to set).
- Add the mixture and 2 frozen yellow bananas to your Blendtec blender. Blend on high until smooth.
- Add 2 tsp gluten free vanilla extract, 1/3 cup raw cacao, 2 tsp chili powder, 2 tsp cinnamon, and 1 tsp sea salt. Gluten free dark chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips are optional. Blend again on high until smooth.
If you want, you can keep the ice cream vanilla flavored by not adding the raw cacao, chili powder, and cinnamon. Feel free to add whatever flavors you'd like: Peppermint, almond butter, fruit... get creative!
- Pour into a freezer safe bowl and place in the freezer to set for about 2 hours.
- After the ice cream has started to set, heat 2 Tbsp organic grassfed butter or coconut oil in a large pan over medium- high heat. Slice 2 red bananas and add them to the pan, flipping them after about 2 minutes or once they have begin to caramelize and brown. Sprinkle with sea salt and cinnamon and set aside.
- Brew your favorite decaffeinated coffee.
- Once the ice cream has set, scoop into bowls and top with the fried red bananas.
- Pour the coffee or espresso over the ice cream, top with roughly chopped walnuts, and enjoy!
Coconuts are one of the food sources most abundant in lauric acid, a fat that has been associated with improved cardiovascular health. Coconuts are also a great source of electrolytes that help prevent exhaustion, strokes, cardiovascular complications, and cramps. Combined with the potassium found in bananas, which is essential for normalizing blood pressure and heart function, this dessert is not only delicious, but is beneficial for athletes and individuals with high blood pressure. Additionally, red bananas and egg yolks are wonderful sources of vitamin D, one of the most common nutrient deficiencies in the Western diet, which has been connected to protection against cancer, diabetes and multiple sclerosis.