Rainbow Cookie Ice Cream: The Holiest of Desserts

When we last left off, I was in the throes of making non-dairy Chocolate Rainbow Cookie Ice Cream. The cookie part was done and we were getting ready to dive into ice cream.

Non-Dairy Chocolate (and Banana) Ice Cream
Ice Cream in Carton
With cookies mixed in, makes about 3 pints
Adapted from David Lebovitz’s Banana-Brown Sugar Ice Cream

Ice Cream Ingredients
7 bananas
2 cups coconut milk
3/4 cups brown sugar
3/4 cups dutch process cocoa powder
1 tsp brandy
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1/8 tsp salt

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
2. Cut the bananas up into chunks.
3. Mix together bananas and brown sugar in a glass baking tray.
Bananas and Brown Sugar

4. Cook the bananas and brown sugar for approximately 45 minutes, mixing every ten minutes or so so that the bananas and sugar caramelize equally.
5. In a blender or food processor, blend the bananas and sugar until smooth.
Bananas in a Food Processor  Banana Mixture

6. In a bowl, whisk together processed banana/sugar mixture with the coconut milk until fully incorporated.
Coconut Milk  Bananas and Milk

7. Sift cocoa powder into the bowl and mix in until fully combined.
Ice Cream Custard

8. Add salt, brandy and vanilla extract and mix.
9. Let custard chill overnight in the fridge.
10. Freeze mixture according to your ice cream maker’s instructions.
11. When transferring into tupperware, mix in crumbled cookie pieces.
Chopped Up Cake

12. Eat!

Ice Cream Plated

I didn’t intend for the ice cream to taste as strongly as it did of bananas. But, the banana taste cut right through the chocolate. Bananas and chocolate are delicious together, so this wasn’t necessarily a bad thing. But if you’re going for more chocolate and less banana, go ahead and up the cocoa powder by a lot.

Also, this ice cream freezes harder than regular with-cream ice cream, so you will need to take it out of your freezer a few minutes before you serve it to let it soften.

Ice Cream Served

But as far as non-dairy, cream-less ice creams go, I would definitely make this again.

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