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Chocolate Almond Ice Cream Cupcakes

Chocolate Almond Ice Cream Cupcakes

Serves: 24

Category: Desserts
Tags: Kid-Friendly

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These fun "cupcakes" feature rich, chocolaty ice cream and a tasty almond crust. They are perfect for a special occasion or to keep in your freezer for an after-dinner treat.

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For the Crust:
1 cup almonds
1 cup dates, pitted
3 tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut, lightly toasted
For the Ice Cream:
2/3 cup unsweetened soy, hemp or almond milk
1/2 cup natural cocoa powder
3 ripe bananas, frozen
3 cups frozen dark sweet cherries
1/2 cup raw almonds, plus additional for topping
1/2 cup dates, pitted
1 teaspoon pure vanilla bean powder or alcohol-free vanilla extract


Pulse crust ingredients in a high-powered blender until well-combined. Line 2 muffin tins with cupcake liners. Press crust into bottoms and partially up the sides of lined cups.

Blend ice cream ingredients in a high-powered blender until smooth and creamy. Spoon into muffin cups to about three-quarters full. Sprinkle with additional chopped almonds and/or shredded coconut.

Freeze until firm.

Makes 24 cupcakes

Note: This recipe can be made using any of Dr. Fuhrman's healthy sorbets or ice creams.

Calories 111; Protein 3 g; Carbohydrates 17 g; Sugars 11 g; Total Fat 5.2 g; Saturated Fat 0.9 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 1 mg; Fiber 3.3 g; Beta-Carotene 12 ug; Vitamin C 3 mg; Calcium 33 mg; Iron 0.8 mg; Folate 11 ug; Magnesium 44 mg; Potassium 250 mg; Zinc 0.5 mg; Selenium 1 ug

Comments (7):



12/04/2017 07:44 PM

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I got to taste a sample of these, and they were delicious. I was surprised and glad that they didn't taste too banana-y.


06/01/2018 06:19 PM

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All those dates - isn't this too much sugar?!

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06/01/2018 07:31 PM

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The nutrition facts show that 1 cup cake has 11 sugars.  This means that the dates are probably deglet dates.  If you are using Medjool dates, use half the amount shown in the recipe as Medjool dates have about twice the amount of sugar.  Many recipes calling for dates show this distinction.  As a special dessert, this seems reasonable.  Also, one is measuring the dates before removing the pits.

This reply was last edited on 06/01/2018 07:35 PM

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06/01/2018 08:31 PM

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I assumed the dates were measured after they were pitted as it says one cup, pitted. 


06/01/2018 07:39 PM

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06/02/2018 04:58 AM

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What is anyone using in place of almonds (allergic to almonds)?


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06/02/2018 11:05 AM

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Haven't tried it, but hazelnuts would be good.


06/03/2018 06:26 PM

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What flavor can I use instead of cocoa powder as it makes my head hurt and my heart papitate? I like chocolate, but it doesn't like me.

This comment was last edited on 06/03/2018 06:28 PM


05/05/2019 12:19 PM

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I made just the ice cream part on this go around, I put it into an ice cream freezer appliance, then my SAD husband and I each took a bowl  ( he went for seconds ) It had a very rich ice cream texture and flavor ... it was awesome!    I froze the remainder in cupcake cups.   The frozen cupcake cups (without the crust)  were just like SAD fudge-sickles....  Yum! 


11/18/2019 06:00 PM

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I made these for my birthday since my preschool grandsons were coming over this afternoon. They both commented the cupcakes were the best ever. Our only problem is that the cupcakes were difficult to eat frozen so it may help to soften before eating.