Blackcurrant Banana Ice-Cream Bars

That very awkward (and dreadful) moment when it’s supposed to be autumn but it’s actually 50ºC and you’re melting. Like, actually melting. Melting, melting. There’s a poodle of water sitting besides me to prove it.

Sorry I’m disgusting.

blackcurrant banana ice-cream bars (vegan)

 


blackcurrant banana ice-cream bars (vegan)

These bars, on the other hand, are not. They’re incredibly creamy – kind of like those storebought ice-cream bars that they’re never icy, full of nasty additives and whatnot. The best part is that these are actually vegan & made with all natural ingredients so you can still feel good after devouring one (tray) of them.

If only I had one (tray) of them in front of me right now, then I could probably die a happy gal. I mean, if these temperatures keep on going for longer, I’m guessing I have not much time left in Earth. 

blackcurrant banana ice-cream bars (vegan)

Pls save me. Send me ice-cream and cool drinks and iced coffee and a puppy too because I haven’t pet one for days and I’m kinda feeling lonely. Ice-cream first though. Just don’t forget about the puppy.

blackcurrant banana ice-cream bars (vegan)

Anyway. These bars? I love them very much. First you have this delicious caramel crust. Caramel crust you say? YES MY FRIENDS. I wasn’t lying when I said these were the fruggin’ bomb.

Then there’s a blackcurrant layer which, to be honest, it’s pretty darn epic as well. Sweet and zesty, packed with berry flavour (and lots of antioxidants and vitamins and all that healthy stuff we like YAY) and absolutely luscious! See, as we’re using blackcurrant powder instead of frozen fruit, we’re reducing the chances of having our bars coming out icy (and therefore ruining my dreams and my hopes and whatnot), since there’s less water involved. Coconut oil and blended cashews also help keep them all creamy dreamy – these bars are a constant YAY!

blackcurrant banana ice-cream bars (vegan)

blackcurrant banana ice-cream bars (vegan)

For the vanilla layer, ingredients are pretty much the same only that you can actually taste some hints of banana since there are no berries to mask the flavour. Fear not! It’s not a punch-ya-in-the-face kind of banana flavour, only a slight hint that you’re going to love!!!!

blackcurrant banana ice-cream bars (vegan)

Top the bars with extra fruit, granola and a bit of almond butter if you fancy (ahem you should because it would make them bomb-ier) and you’re good to go. Then keep on the freezer and munch whenever you’re feeling hangry. And as a thank you pressie, please send me a couple.

Sincerely yours,

A Consuelo-shaped poodle in the flour.

Blackcurrant Banana Ice-Cream Bars
Serves 9
Deliciously creamy berry banana cheesecake ice-cream bars
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For the crust
  1. 100 grams almonds
  2. 50 grams rolled oats
  3. 60 grams agave syrup
  4. 25 grams almond butter
For the blackberry layer
  1. 60 grams raw cashews
  2. 1 frozen banana
  3. 50 grams agave syrup
  4. 65 grams coconut oil
  5. 50 grams almond milk
  6. 30 grams blackberry powder
  7. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the vanilla layer
  1. 120 grams cashews
  2. 1 frozen banana
  3. 60 grams agave syrup
  4. 90 grams almond milk
  5. 1 tsp. vanilla extract
For the crust
  1. Blend almonds until reduced to flour
  2. Add the agave and PB and pulse again until combined
  3. Add the oats and pulse until fully mixed
  4. Line a small rectangular pan with parchment paper and press the crust into it
  5. Chill in the freezer until next layer is ready.
For the blackberry layer
  1. Soak the cashews overnight
  2. Blend the soaked cashews + the agave syrup until smooth and creamy
  3. Add melted coconut oil and vanilla and pulse until smooth
  4. Add the frozen banana and pulse again
  5. Add milk and blackberry powder and pulse until smooth and creamy
  6. Spread mixture on top of the crust and freeze for 2-3 hours.
For the vanilla layer
  1. Soak cashews overnight
  2. Blend soaked cashews + agave syrup
  3. Add melted coconut oil and vanilla and pulse
  4. Add the frozen banana and pilse again
  5. Add milk and pulse until creamy
  6. Spread mixture on top of the blackberry mixture and chill for 5-6 hours before eating. These bars must be kept in the freezer and can be eaten straight-away without de-frosting.
Notes
  1. These bars must be kept in the freezer and can be eaten straight-away without de-frosting.
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The powder used is from Love Arctic and it works great for raw desserts and smoothies!

I hope you guys enjoy these!

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2 Comments

  • Reply whiskandshout September 6, 2016 at 11:15 pm

    These ice cream bars are totally gorg! Love the layers, too 🙂

  • Reply superfitbabe September 11, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    UGH, hot weather is the WOOOOOORST. I’m so sorry about that! Hope that these yummy ice cream bars can cool you off!

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