CHICKPEA ICE CREAM?!
Yes..you read it correctly! This takes healthy plant-based ice cream to the next level.
Ice cream made out of chickpeas. It didn’t sound very good to me at first but I have to tell you, it really works!
If you’re craving ice cream but want a healthier alternative this definitely does the trick. Guess what else? There is no added sugar to this ice cream or added sweetener.
I used dates to sweeten it (OMG)! The chickpeas in this recipe add tons of plant-based protein and fiber as well as vitamins and minerals like magnesium, vitamin K, folate, manganese, iron, b6, zinc and copper.
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This recipe is:
✔️No added sugar
My favorite brand of chickpeas to use is GOYA! They are the most tender and soft and they make the recipe so creamy, however if you can’t find this brand don’t worry, any kind of chickpeas will work just fine!
Chickpeas are a great ice cream base because the are packed with protein, are low in fat and have a ton of vitamins and minerals.
High speed blenders: I recommend that you make this recipe in a Vitamix, it will get the consistency perfectly smooth. If you don’t have a Vitamix yet, I can honestly that it is my most used kitchen appliance and it is so worth the investment.
Want to know my pro tip?!
Get a refurbished Vitamix…I got mine for like $240 dollars, SUCH A STEAL!
I served this to my non-vegan guests and they couldn’t believe how absolutely delicious this ice cream was. I promise you will impress people with this recipe!
What is not to love about ice cream?
I love to play a game where I serve this to my guests and then ask them what they think the secret ingredient is. No one ever guesses!
This delicious recipe is adapted from Unsweetened Caroline’s Recipe.
Chickpea Peanut Butter Ice Cream (Vegan/GF)
- In a high-speed blender like a Vitamix, blend chickpeas, dates, peanut butter and almond milk until completely smooth.
- Once smooth, pour into a loaf pan and freeze for 8-12 hours or until frozen. Freezing time can vary depending on the freezer you have, if you leave it longer than 8-12 hours, you will need to let it thaw 10-15 minutes.
- Add toppings of your choice and enjoy!
I hope you enjoy this as much as I do!
In good health,