Matcha Coconut ‘Nice’ Cream (DF)

FullSizeRender-17Nice cream is an easy, dairy free version of ice cream! The base of nice cream is just frozen bananas and some almond milk, and then you add whatever other ingredients you want. For this nice cream I flavoured it with matcha green tea, coconut, vanilla and honey.

Matcha is 10 times more beneficial than green tea in terms of its nutritional value and antioxidant content. It is made of straight, stoneground tea leaves, so you are consuming the entire leaf. The tea leaves are grown in the shade, which results in increased chlorophyll levels, turns the leaves a darker shade of green, and causes the production of amino acids. These altered growing conditions result in matcha having a sweeter taste than normal green tea.

I like to use the brand Do Matcha for my matcha green tea, and I can’t look at the tin without singing the song “Du Hast” by Rammstein and subbing in Do Matcha for the words – therefore that is now the theme song for this ice cream. (I hadn’t seen the video for this song until now, and the masks are super creepy. If you watch this before bed, sweet dreams :S)

And the melted version πŸ™‚

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 3/4 cup almond milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tbsp matcha green tea powder
  • 1/2 cup chunks of coconut
  • 1 big spoonful of raw honey

DIRECTIONS

Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. You may have to stop the blender often to get rid of air pockets that form around the blade. You can also add small amounts of almond milk to help it blend more easily.

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