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Espresso Banana Ice Cream With Caramelized Pecans
Posted by Amelia Littlejohn on 30th April 2018

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This creamy, sweet, delicious but super simple recipe for Espresso Banana Ice Cream complete with crunchy Caramelized Pecans is the dreamiest of desserts. Topping the ice cream
with the sweet maple pecans just adds something truly special, decadent and unbelievably tasty to this vegan ice cream bowl.


Espresso Banana Ice Cream With Caramelized Pecans

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  • 2 frozen bananas
  • 3 tsp instant coffee (dissolved in 30ml hot water and allowed to cool at room temperature)
  • 1tbsp cashew butter (optional)
  • 80g pecans
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
Prep Time


  1. Pre-heat the oven to 150 degrees celsius

  2. Start by making the caramelised pecans. To do this, add the pecans on top of a cling film, drizzle over maple syrup ensuring all the nuts are well coated. Wrap the pecan nuts up in the foil and place into the oven to toast for 8 minutes. Allow to cool whilst you make the banana ice cream.

  3. Add the frozen banana, cooled coffee and cashew butter if using your Ninja Kitchen
    food processor. Blend!

  4. Stop the blender and give the mixture a stir then blend again a few times to ensure a creamy, smooth result. Don’t be tempted to add more liquid – just be

  5. Spoon the creamy ice cream like mixture into a bowl and top with the caramelized pecans for a sweet and indulgent yet healthy dessert!


Amelia Littlejohn

My love and passion for vegan food was initially inspired by health problems. After being diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) and coeliac disease as well as suffering with mental health issues, I realised my diet needed to change drastically. My symptoms were affecting every area of my life, so I began to look at what food I was putting into my body and educated myself on how nutrition has a direct impact on how we feel, physically and mentally.
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