I'm always up for a challenge, and when my friend Alma told me that she had black bean ice cream in Guatemala, and the way she described it made my mouth water. I had to try this and woe is me, I had no recipe. NOT! I just got the opportunity to be in my element. I added basics like vanilla and sugar and I still was not feeling it. It was okay, just okay ... until I added some unsweetened cocoa. Voila! What a marriage:) Who knew Chocolate Black Bean Ice Cream could taste so good. Now this is healthy eating right? Protein, vitamins and minerals and a good fat for your body to absorb it all. I did promise cheap ways to eat healthy right?
- 2 cups cooked black beans
- 1/2-3/4 cups of sugar (as sweet as you like)
- 1/3 cup vegetable oil (I used coconut oil)
- 3-4 tablespoons cocoa unsweetened
- 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 6-8 cups ice
|I mixed all these ingredients and blended them in my Ninja 1500. |
It almost broke down all the ice. I was afraid if I went any longer, I
would have chocolate black bean soup. Hey? Not today:))
|I cooked my beans in a crock pot. Two cups|
of black beans I added the chocolate, sugar and oil.
|I added 3 tablespoons of cocoa, very chocolatey, however, the|
coconut oil overpowered the chocolate. NO BEAN FLAVOR,