Chocolate ice cream with hazelnut and peanut butter

Cooking: 15 minutes + freezer time

Servings: 6 servings (660 g total)

Ingredients

  • 2 ripe and frozen organic Taeq bananas (300 g)
  • 3 tablespoons of whole peanut butter with Taeq cocoa (160 g)
  • 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder (10 g)
  • ¼ cup (tea) oat drink 
  • ¼ cup (tea) of toasted and chopped hazelnuts
  • Mint leaves for garnish

The combination of chocolate and hazelnut is very famous, it is delicious, and you can compose different sweets – from cakes, chocolates, and pies to ice cream and mousses. Here, we have separated a homemade recipe for chocolate ice cream with hazelnut and peanut butter that stays with the gods! The great difference of this dessert is that it is made with whole and organic ingredients, being a more nutritious and healthy alternative.

The flavor and texture of the ice cream are in the right spot due to the bananas (which are frozen before beating) and the whole peanut paste with cocoa. Another interesting point is that this recipe uses Taeq’s oat drink as a milk substitute – that is, it is a great option for those who suffer from lactose intolerance or for vegans (who do not consume animal products). Want to learn how to make this ice cream for the hottest summer days? Just keep reading!

Preparation mode

In a blender or processor, beat the bananas with the peanut butter, cocoa, and oat milk until they form a homogeneous paste;

Place in a deep container, cover, and place in the freezer;

Serve the scoops of ice cream sprinkled with hazelnuts and decorate with mint leaves.

Organic banana is a source of potassium and B vitamins

Betting on organic foods (free from pesticides) is a great way to make the diet healthier. The banana, in particular, is a fruit rich in potassium, vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12, and fibers important for the health of the digestive, bone, and nervous system. Therefore, a good tip is to always use organic bananas in the preparation of sweets and vitamins on a daily basis.

Integral peanut butter with cocoa is nutritious and has zero added sugars

In addition to providing more flavor to the recipes, whole peanut butter with cocoa is a very nutritious addition: it is a source of beneficial fats, iron, magnesium, vitamins, antioxidants and has zero added sugars. That is, this paste is a great option to make a lighter sweet on a daily basis.

Cocoa is a source of antioxidants, tryptophan, essential vitamins, and minerals

When it comes to making healthier chocolate recipes, a good tip is to always resort to cocoa powder – an ingredient rich in antioxidant compounds, fibers, vitamins C, E, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, and tryptophan (amino acid precursor of serotonin ). Cocoa helps to strengthen immunity and control mood when consumed over the long term.

Oat drink is a source of fiber, calcium, and other important nutrients

Have you tried Taeq’s oat drink? In addition to being very versatile – used to replace milk in lactose-free recipes – it is rich in fiber, calcium, and beneficial fats that help regulate the intestine and maintain heart health. This drink, even, is very suitable for the diet of vegans and restricted vegetarians.

Hazelnut has a high content of B vitamins and fatty acids

Belonging to the oilseed group, hazelnut stands out for having a high concentration of B vitamins (essential for brain health) and minerals such as calcium, potassium, and manganese. In addition, it provides fatty acids that are indispensable for heart health. In addition to including it in sweet recipes (with chocolate), a good suggestion is to consume it in natura or together with a mix of nuts.