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3-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan) [VIDEO]

Simple and easy 3-ingredient matcha ice cream is so delicious, you’ll never guess it’s paleo and vegan!

3 Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream Paleo Vegan

So…. the June Gloom in LA is REAL, guys. If you’ve never heard of it before, it’s when the weather is overcast and chilly during late spring/early summer in southern California. AND IT’S DEPRESSING. I know, I know… I’m living in a place where it’s sunny and beautiful most of the year so I shouldn’t complain, but I did NOT expect this. Nothing like a delicious ice cream to brighten up the mood though, right?

I haven’t had ice cream in forever, and it’s mostly because I just stopped eating sweets. Not only do I prefer salty foods in general, I still am dealing with candida symptoms especially when I’m under a lot of stress. However, this matcha ice cream? It contains only clean, good-for-you ingredients that doesn’t give me any of the blood sugar symptoms or digestive issues. It’s just the gosh darn best!

3 Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream Paleo Vegan

I love the fact that this matcha ice cream literally takes 3 ingredients to make. And it tastes AMAZING. I first had matcha ice cream when I was visiting Seoul, Korea in the summer back in middle school. The thought of green tea for ice cream seemed a bit strange to me, but once I tasted it, I was obsessed. The slightly bitter and smooth taste of matcha was so perfect with the sweet creaminess added to it.

So ever since I found out I’m intolerant to dairy (which seems like bajillion years ago), I’ve been eyeing every matcha ice cream I’ve come across with sadness because it really is one of my favorite ice cream flavors. And the fact that I can now enjoy it at home SO EASILY just in time for the summer brings me so much joy!

3 Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream Paleo Vegan

If you are on the RESTART sugar detox, good news: You can still enjoy this recipe! Just use green-tipped bananas. It won’t be as sweet, but it’ll still satisfy your cravings wonderfully. You gotta enjoy SOME kind of a cold treat as the weather gets warmer, in my opinion. Not go make this matcha ice cream this weekend! If you love matcha, you’ll love it. I promise!

3 Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream Paleo Vegan3 Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream Paleo Vegan

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3-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan)
 
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Serves: 2-3 servings
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Instructions
  1. Peel the bananas, slice them into 3-inch chunks, and freeze them in a freezer bag for at least 6 hours.
  2. Add matcha powder to coconut cream, and whisk until smooth and creamy. Chill in the refrigerator for at 2 hours until the mixture sets and hardens.
  3. Place the frozen bananas and the matcha/coconut cream mixture in a blender and blend until smooth and creamy.
  4. Serve immediately or store in the freezer until ready to eat.
  5. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings, if using!

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3-Ingredient Matcha Ice Cream (Paleo, Vegan, Whole30)

Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Walnut Topping

Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Walnut ToppingIf you know me at all, you know I’m not a sweets person. I know. INSANE. I can’t even remember the last time I got dessert at a restaurant, and I was perfectly fine not having cake for my birthday. I do enjoy a piece of extra dark chocolate daily but that’s pretty much it. However, with the weather getting slightly cooler, my sweet tooth has been acting up recently.

I don’t think there’s anything wrong with enjoying a sweet treat once in a while. Sometimes, you just gotta listen to your cravings (just… only when you are sober) but it’s definitely important to make smarter choices when you do.

After I was away for the weekend, I was delighted to come back to these lame brown bananas. Hello there, future delicious baked good. I guess I “forgot” to eat you.

Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Walnut Topping
Bananas are awesome. They are sweet enough when ripe that you don’t need much extra sweetener, if any, when baking with them and they are so versatile in what you can use them in.

Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Walnut ToppingWhen I’m eating anything, sweet or savory, I love biting into something crunchy. So please overcook that bacon if you ever have a chance to make it for me. Even with cookies, I prefer the over-baked ones that are a bit harder than the soft, chewy ones. For this recipe, I used cacao nibs and chopped walnuts to add the crunch factor.

Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Walnut ToppingHave you ever tried cacao nibs? They are awesome. They are basically pure cacao beans that has been roasted and hulled, then chopped into little pieces. They kinda taste like roasted coffee beans and a little piece of heaven, and they have an added bonus of being a great source of magnesium.

Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Walnut ToppingI feel bad for my dogs when I make things that make the apartment smell so good. I mean, even I had a hard time waiting for this to cool so I can dig in. Not only do they have to suffer through the smell, but they also sit there staring at me as I devour and savor every last bite. Such a hard life, they have.

Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Walnut ToppingOnce it’s cool enough to handle, you can cut them into slices and serve. 

Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Walnut ToppingUgh, so annoying how good this is. They are just as delicious cold, and you can swap out ingredients for the topping depending on your preference. That’s all. Now, please go make it.

Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Walnut Topping

Paleo Banana Bread with Cacao Walnut Topping
 
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  • 2 large brown bananas (or 3 small)
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tbsp honey
  • ½ cup almond butter
  • ¼ cup grass-fed butter slightly melted + 1 tbsp for the topping
  • ⅓ cup coconut flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • pinch of salt
  • ¼ cup cacao nibs
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mash the bananas in a large bowl. I like to leave them slightly clumpy so I taste small chunks of banana in the bread later.
  3. Add eggs, vanilla, honey, almond butter, and ¼ cup butter to the bananas and mix them well.
  4. Add coconut flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon, and salt and mix well.
  5. Pour the mixture into a greased 9x5 loaf pan.
  6. In a separate bowl, mix together cacao nibs and chopped walnuts with a tablespoon of melted butter.
  7. Sprinkle the topping mixture evenly over the bread batter.
  8. Bake for 50-55 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.
  9. Let the bread cool and slice before serving.