December 22, 2017
This chocolate ice cream will help to cool you down, if you live in a climat where it's hot at Christmas. The added essential oil blend has a spicy Christmas flavour, so you won't miss the traditional Christmas pudding at all.
1Pour lemon juice and cream in a large blender. Add remaining ingredients. Blend until smooth.⁵
2Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and freeze according to the manufacturer's instructions.
3Divide ice cream between 4 serving bowls and sprinkle the cacao nibs on top. Enjoy!
4Spoon any leftovers into an airtight container and store in the freezer.
¹ Arrowroot flour helps to give this Christmas ice cream the creamiest consistency. Arrow root flour is gluten free and tasteless.
² Raw cacao powder contains up to four times the antioxidants of traditional and has the highest antioxidant value of all the natural foods in the world.
³ Both dōTERRA On Guard™ and dōTERRA Smart & Sassy™ (called Slim & Sassy in the USA) have a spicy, Christmassy flavour and provide many health benefits. If you don't have any of them at home, you can also use cinnamon, wild orange or peppermint oil. Only use food grade essential oils from trusted brands in food recipes. I buy my essential oils from dōTERRA. If you don't want to use essential oils, add 1 tsp. cinnamon powder instead.
⁴ Cacao nibs are simply dried and fermented bits of cacao beans. They have a deep, slightly bitter chocolate flavor and are so good for you.
⁵ My favourite blender is the NutriBullet Pro. It transforms the mixture into a silky-smooth blend. You might need to divide the ingredients into 2 NutriBullet jugs and blend both separately.
HOT TIP: If your ice-cream machine comes with a bowl that needs pre-freezing, then store the bowl in the freezer permanently. That way you are always able to whip up perfect ice cream in under an hour. If you are as busy and forgetful as me, you will appreciate that little tip.