Chocolate ’Soft Serve’

This chocolate “soft serve” is a great alternative to calorie-laden ice cream. You can use any non-dairy milk...
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Soft Serve

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This chocolate “soft serve” is a great alternative to calorie-laden ice cream. You can use any non-dairy milk you like, such as coconut, almond, or soy.

Ingredients

  • bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen overnight
  • 2  Tablespoons  cocoa powder
  • 1  Teaspoon  vanilla and/or almond extract
  • pinch sea salt
  • 1/4  Cup  non-dairy milk

Directions

Place bananas, cocoa powder, vanilla, and salt in the bowl of a food processor fitted with a metal blade. Pulse until finely chopped.

With the processor running, add just enough milk to make the mixture smooth; don't over-process, or the friction of the blade will melt it.

Scoop into bowls and add your favorite toppings.

Chocolate Shopping Tip

There are so many varieties of chocolate on the shelves today it can be overwhelming to pick one – as a general rule of thumb, the fewer the ingredients, the better the chocolate.

Chocolate Cooking Tip

When melting chocolate, use a double boiler and stir occasionally to avoid scorching chocolate at the bottom of the bowl.

Chocolate Wine Pairing

Sweet chenin blanc, muscat, or amontillado sherry with nut-based desserts; sauternes or sweet German wines with pound cake, cheesecake, and other mildly sweet desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines with sweeter desserts; sweet chenin blanc or muscat or Alsatian vendange tardive (late harvest) wines, port, madeira, late-harvest zinfandel, or cabernet sauvignon or cabernet franc with chocolate desserts.

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