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Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

Chocolate Hazelnut Ice Cream

Serves: 2

Category: Desserts

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This rich, chocolate dessert is ready in five minutes and uses only five ingredients. For a change of pace, you can use macadamia nuts, cashews, almonds or walnuts instead of the hazelnuts.

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1/3 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
2 tablespoons natural cocoa powder
2 ripe bananas, frozen (see note)
1/4 cup raw hazelnuts or other nuts such as macadamia, cashews or walnuts
4 regular or 2 medjool dates, pitted


Blend all ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth and creamy. Freeze until firm.

Note: Freeze ripe bananas at least 8 hours in advance. Peel bananas and seal in a plastic bag before freezing.

Calories 296; Protein 6 g; Carbohydrates 51 g; Sugars 31 g; Total Fat 11.9 g; Saturated Fat 1.3 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 34 mg; Fiber 8.1 g; Beta-Carotene 54 ug; Vitamin C 11 mg; Calcium 133 mg; Iron 2.2 mg; Folate 48 ug; Magnesium 102 mg; Potassium 787 mg; Zinc 1.1 mg; Selenium 2.4 ug

Comments (26):


Elaine Garces

07/25/2013 02:34 PM

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Very good. I used medium size bananas ... Next time I will add more of the other ingredients - if I used smaller bananas I think it would be less than 2 servings :). Updated 5/2015: Last several times I've made this it turned out beyond very good. I used almonds most recently and sprinkled coconut on top. Amazing. Thank you,
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08/06/2013 04:40 PM

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This is very good indeed. I like my chocolate sweeter, so I added a little pure maple syrup. I chose walnuts because I don't care for hazelnuts. I will be making this again.


08/06/2013 08:01 PM

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08/06/2013 09:12 PM

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Delicious and very creamy. It's a toss up for me as to which is better - this recipe or your banana walnut recipe. Both are great!


08/07/2013 10:04 PM

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Love this recipe! Perfect chocolate fix!


08/08/2013 09:51 PM

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Unbelievably rich and delicious. I used macadamias and added!

Sallie Sandstrom

08/10/2013 06:14 PM

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Very nice dessert. Satisfying when wanting something decadent. Would actually serve three.


08/13/2013 11:30 AM

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This was excellent. Good chocolate flavor. Nice consistency. I made it without hazelnuts as I am allergic (I know, bummer!). Try this ice cream.


08/13/2013 12:44 PM

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I made this last night. It's great! I didn't want wait for it to freeze, so added 5 ice cubes to make a nice milk shake. Even my boyfriend liked it with just the date sweetener.


09/23/2013 06:50 PM

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This has become our favorite dessert! Perfect little after dinner treat! My husband loves his chocolate and this has made our life style change so much easier :-)


11/13/2013 02:57 PM

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I find I don't need the sweetness of the dates when I use bananas that are really ripe.


01/09/2014 08:18 PM

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I used one large ripe banana and added a handful of frozen blackberries. Substituted walnuts and cut the cacao down to one heaped teaspoon as it makes me speedy! Left out the milk and used a food processor. Enough for two parfait glass serves. Yum!
This comment was last edited on 01/09/2014 08:18 PM


08/03/2014 09:44 PM

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We had this for dessert tonight, and it was truly delicious, and felt decadent to eat! We loved it.
I still have trouble getting the hang of blending completely with my Vitamix. I still end up with "chunks." Any suggestions?

Kissimee replies:

03/22/2017 02:06 PM

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Perhaps soak the nuts for a few hours and then blend. 

Goddess1 replies:

06/17/2017 07:56 PM

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Cut up the dates, add dates and smashed up nuts with small amt of liquif indred and blend first. Then add yhe rest



11/05/2014 10:51 PM

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I thought the cocoa taste was a bit strong. I don't know why, but I'm not a huge fan. My husband hated it...but he doesn't really like chocolate ice cream anyway.


12/02/2016 07:29 AM

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I have made this and banana walnut "ice cream" a half a dozen times.  I double or tripple the recipe as the hardest part is getting the last couple scoops out of the Vitamix. Chop the bananas a bit before freezing, they freeze faster and blend faster.  You can make variations.  Use different nuts.  Some pestatios and a bit of flavoring etc.  I also freeze portions in small individual containers - not quite as good, yet still great!

This comment was last edited on 12/02/2016 07:31 AM


12/04/2016 04:18 PM

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This is an excellent recipe! It is super easy, within my budget, and totally yummy. Thank you! 


04/15/2017 05:49 PM

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Easy, a peace of ice cream in heaven


06/02/2017 09:32 PM

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Excellent for a chocolate fix! I made it exactly as written, but substituted walnuts. Next time, I'll soak the dates (chopped) and let the bananas thaw a few minutes to make it easier to blend. This is definitely a recipe I'll make again. My husband loved it too!



10/20/2017 05:43 PM

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Absolutely delicious! I felt guilty eating it as a newbie to being a nutritarian! How could I be eating anything so yummy and chocolate fro the rest of my days! Yummmmmy.!


03/08/2018 09:16 PM

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Excellent!  It satisfied my craving for a Wendy’s Frosty!  I added two Tbls of peanut butter to make it decadent!


03/26/2018 07:43 PM

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I am so amazed.  Tastes just like chocolate ice cream!


05/02/2018 05:12 PM

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Perfect! I woke up this morning wanting to make a chilled, healthful treat for my husband and myself after we do a bunch yard work in the unseasonable heat this weekend! I have all the ingredients ready to go!??


05/04/2018 09:58 AM

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Do I understand correctly.. you put back into the freezer after you blend to firm it up more? How long before it hardens too much?


05/04/2018 10:00 AM

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Referring to the Chocolate hazelnut ice cream 


06/07/2018 08:54 PM

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Sooooooo GOOD!!!! Thank you!!!!


11/22/2018 07:24 PM

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Does the nutritional information refers (number of calories and so on) refer to each serving or to all of the ingredients?