Caramel Coffee Ice Cream (without the coffee or cream)

 

I love the smooth taste of coffee ice cream, but don’t love the caffeine hit that causes me to crash later on. I also love my sweets, but I don’t love the affect they have on my body … cravings, joint pain, inflammation to name a few.

 

This delicious, dairy free ice cream has you covered on all fronts. This recipe is delicious, caffeine free and free of refined sugars. The combination of dates, almonds and Dandy Blend provide for a unique caramel-like flavour that you will love!

 

Sweetened with dates, it is still a dessert so mind your portions, but the healthy fat, protein and fiber help to modulate the overall glycemic impact of the sugar in the dates.

 

Some of the amazing health benefits include:

 

Dates are an excellent source of fiber, decreasing the body’s absorption of cholesterol. They are also a good source of B vitamins, magnesium, potassium and iron as well as antioxidant minerals zinc and selenium.

 

 

Almonds are an excellent source of healthy fats, protein, vitamin and minerals and are also a good source of antioxidant flavanoids. They are also protective against heart disease and diabetes.

 

 

Dandy blend is a coffee substitute that I have talked about here. It is a blend of dandelion, chicory and beetroot extracts. Dandelion offers benefits as a natural diuretic, chicory helps with glucose metabolism and beetroot provides cardio-protective, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits.

 

For a 10% discount on ordering here, remember to use the promo code BFW. You will get the discount on your entire order!

 

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Delicious Coffee Ice Cream

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 8 people
Author Bonnie Flemington

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Soft pitted dates about 4.5oz/130g
  • 1 cup Almond butter or other nut butter I used Nuts for Nature Nut & Seed Butter
  • 2 cups Unsweetened almond milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/4 cup Dandy Blend coffee substitute

Optional Toppings: cacao nibs, toasted coconut, slivered almonds

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients in a high speed blender and blend until smooth

  2. Put mixture in a freezer safe container and freeze until firm, about 5 hours.

  3. Scoop and enjoy!

4 Comments Add yours
  1. Bonnie where do you find the Dandy Blend? Have you given up coffee altogether? I have tried Chicory blends before but found them very bitter, how does Dandy differ. Thanks Bonnie!

    1. Hi Tara, thanks for your comment! I think the Dandy Blend tastes great, but like anything, it may take time to get used to it because the taste is not identical to coffee. I write more about the Dandy Blend in this post here: https://www.bonnieflemington.com/2017/01/26/how-healthy-is-our-daily-coffee/

      I buy it here: https://rawelements.ca/product/brand/dandy-blend/dandy-blend/
      If you use the coupon code BFW at checkout you will get 10% off

      If you would like to grab a sample from me before you commit to buying, just let me know as I have some!

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