Blissed Out - Banana Split with Coconut Ice-Cream and Guilt Free Chocolate sauce!


This is my delicious banana split with a healthy twist I created for one of my all time favourite magazines
Holistic Bliss
What a magazine of gorgeousness it is!
If you haven't come across this magazine, jump on to their facebook page to find out more about them.
In their 
Spring issue
You will find my banana split recipe on page 12
So if you can get hold of the magazine you can have a copy of the recipe to keep and easily reference too!
    Coconut love banana split
With delicious, smooth coconut ice-cream, coconut, cacao chocolate sauce and the crunch of walnuts these dairy free, sugar fee, gluten free banana splits are a healthy & happy treat that look incredible!

Ingredients
·         1 banana per person
·         Chopped walnuts to serve
·         Desiccated coconut to serve
Coconut Ice-cream:
·         1 tin coconut cream
·         1 tin coconut milk
·         2 bananas
·         Vanilla paste
Chocolate sauce
·         ½ cup coconut oil
·         ½ cup cacao powder
·         ¼ cup stevia, xylitol, norbu (monk fruit powder), or another alternative.
·         1 teaspoon vanilla paste


Method

·         Make the ice-cream the night before so it can set overnight.
·         To make the ice-cream, pour both tins of coconut into a deep blender, add in the chopped banana and vanilla paste.
·         Blend together until smooth.
·         Pour into a sealable container and place in the freezer overnight.
·         Make the chocolate sauce by melting the coconut oil in a saucepan, once melted add in the cacao powder, vanilla and stevia, mix together over a low heat until it is all well combined. Taste for your level of sweetness, adjust if needed.
·         Remove from heat.
·         Remove ice-cream from freezer. Allow it to soften at room temperature.
·         Slice a banana in half per person.
·         Arrange on a plate or bowl.
·         Top with 3 scoops of the coconut ice-cream.
·         Drizzle with the chocolate sauce.
·         Sprinkle with the walnuts and a light sprinkling of desiccated coconut.
·         Serve!


Notes
·         This ice-cream recipes is also beautiful spiced up by adding a tablespoon (or to taste) cold strained strong chai tea at the coconut milk blending stage.
·         This chocolate sauce will harden when made ahead; warm it slightly in a saucepan just before serving for ease of use.

Toddler Tips
·         This is a fantastic sweet dessert for kids without all the preservatives and additives in many sweet treats.
·         The chocolate sauce will harden over cold ice-cream after a couple of minutes which is very appealing to kids.


Recipe and photography (c) RebeccaMugridge2013

22 comments:

  1. Wow. Your blog is such a visual feast. I actually have vanilla paste in my house. With cool weather here, I store my love of frozen desserts until the following year, but I do love coconut ice cream and coconuts.

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  2. First of all thank you for coming by my blog and commenting - it made my day :)
    I just had to check out your blog and I love it! And have to make the healthy banana split - right now it's the time for bananas in our parts of the world, so I can get them fresh as well!

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    1. Absolute pleasure Marika! Your blog is gorgeous - let me know if you make them! X

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  3. This sounds delicious and I'll bet the little ones love it. Your children will grow up so strong and healthy eating these good products. Well done.

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    1. Oh thank you so much Francene! I think you just made my night :) Xx

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  4. Just found your blog from the FB page Ultimate Blog Challenge. I love your site so much. There's so much to see and the pictures have just made me really hungry. Popping over from http://www.wickedworldoflucas.co.uk

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  5. Banana splits are on the menu for my kids cooking classes. I can't wait to teach them these healthified versions. Great recipe Bek.

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    1. Aren't they just a timeless classic Brenda and so many gorgeous ways to make them too!!

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  6. I've never been much of a banana fan but THIS looks YUMMO Bek - my mum used to make lots of these when we were young! My poor kids having me for a mum, such a useless cook :( xxx Em

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  7. That looks seriously! Amazing!
    It helps that I have a huge chocolate sauce raving right now :)

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  8. Dear Beautiful Bek,
    As delightfully famous as you are becoming, it is really amazing to me that you still have time to make such wonderful goodies and blog about them, too! ;)
    I have a couple of people in my family who can't tolerate sugar, and this looks like a perfect dessert to make for them. Thank you so much!!

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  9. I was surfing on blogchicks and found your blog.
    Very nice blog full of information.
    M going to try this recipe now :)

    Best wishes
    Joan Langford

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  10. Yummo!! This is going to be a great school holiday project! thanks Bek xx

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  11. - How to make ice creamYuuummmm....ya, here is the recipe foe delicious dessert. This is really very simple, even kid can try this..!!   Ingredients • Vanilla or any other Flavoured essence 1.5 tea spoon • Cornflou...

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  12. Waooo. Your website is such a visual treat to the eye. Especially for someone like me who is such a big foody.Such cool recipes and very innovative too..really impressed. I am gonna try this recipe for sure!!!!

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  13. You don't specify how much vanilla bean paste for the ice cream. Could you please tell me?

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  14. Oh wow! It has been way too long since I've had a banana split! This one sounds so good... and it's healthy! Double bonus! Thanks for linking up with our Fabulous Foodie Fridays party! xx

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  15. Oh yum - coconut ice cream - what a great idea. #FFF

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