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Vegan chocolate ice cream - no-churn & made with aqua faba
This dish is perfect for a special occasion when you want to really spoil your loved ones - like Valentine's day. Or when you are single on Valentine's day and you need some extra TLC ;-)
But the good thing about this recipe is that it's really super easy to make. And there is no need to churn the ice cream either. All you have to do is follow a few simple steps, let it freeze and then enjoy. Couldn't be better.
This easy chocolate ice cream has quite a light consistency, a bit like a mousse. This was achieved by using aqua faba, which is the liquid from drained chickpeas. I know right! But don't worry it doesn't taste of chickpeas at all. But the aqua faba happens to behave very much egg whites when whisked. Although don't try to whisk them by hand, it would take forever. A good hand mixer or stand mixer will do the trick.
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This vegan chocolate ice cream is the perfect dessert to spoil your loved ones. There is a reason why they say 'the way to the heart is through the stomach' ;-)
Carefully fold in the chocolate cream into the fluffy aqua faba.
Before you serve it dust half a plate (covered with a piece of paper) with cacao powder.
This ice cream is quite light, just like a mousse and tastes amazing!
- 125g aqua faba (drain an average can of unsalted chickpeas and keep the water - the bean water is called aqua faba and has amazing properties that can be used for baking and desserts).
- 100g icing sugar
- 75g cashews
- 150ml water
- 30g cacao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla essence
Start with draining a can of chickpeas. The liquid is called aqua faba and behaves just like egg whites when whisked. This is the magic and cheap ingredient for this amazing vegan chocolate ice cream.
Use the aqua faba and mix either with a hand mixer or a stand mixer on the highest setting for about 15 minutes or until stiff peaks form.
To make chocolate cream add the cashews, 150ml water, 30g of cacao powder, 1 tsp of vanilla essence and 100g of icing sugar to a blender and blend until you get a smooth mixture. I never soak my cashews, if you have a half decent blender it shouldn't be necessary to soak them.
Then very carefully fold in the chocolate cream into the fluffy aqua faba. Make sure you don't overdo it as the mixture will become liquid otherwise and then looses its lightness when frozen.
Then transfer the mixture into a tupperware dish and freeze for at least 4 hours.
To serve the ice cream cover half of a small plate with a piece of paper and then dust it with cacao powder. Then add a few berries and a mint leave. Scoop out the chocolate ice cream and plate as well. Enjoy!
And if you like fluffy and light ice cream like this then also try my vegan strawberry ice cream using only 3 ingredients.
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