{Recipe; Vegan MoFo} Chocolate and Chai: Celebrating my 100th post

This is my 100th post. πŸ™‚

I had always assumed that I would do something monumental for my 100th post. But since it falls (almost) in the middle of Vegan MoFo, I will stick with a food theme. Besides, I am suffering from a touch of creativity fatigue. This (almost) daily posting caper is a little exhausting!

I considered posting a celebratory cake or cupcake recipe. However, I posted a cupcake recipe on Sunday, and I’ll be posting a strawberry cake tomorrow.

Ultimately, I decided to post a simple recipe.

My tagline is simply vegan after all. πŸ™‚

I chose a recipe that does not require complicated or expensive ingredients, or multiple steps.

One that features my favourite flavour combination of the moment – chai spices – combined with my traditional favourite (chocolate, of course!).

A no-bake recipe that doubles as a decadent breakfast and a guilt-free dessert. A recipe that my children will enjoy.

A recipe that signals summer is on the way!

I settled onΒ chocolate chai ‘ice-cream’.

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Ingredients

( 2 serves, or 3 child-size serves)

3 cups frozen banana pieces

1 generous TbspΒ raw cacao powder or cocoa powder

1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp freshly grated nutmegΒ 

1/16 tsp ground cardamon

1/16 tsp of ground cloves

1 Tbsp walnut pieces

1/2 Tbsp cacao nibs or choc chips (optional)

Additional freshly grated nutmeg, for sprinkling on top (optional)

Method

1. Combine the spices and raw cacao powder in a small bowl, and mix well.

2. Place the bananas in the food processor jug, and process for 15 seconds. Stop the machine, and add the spice mixture. Process until smooth. The bananas will move through a process of looking grainy before becoming smooth and creamy in texture.

3. Serve immediately in bowls or glasses, and top with walnut pieces, cacao nibs (or choc chips) and freshly grated nutmeg.

From this......to this.

From this……………….to this.

A Tiny Vegan’s Verdict

Little Baker was the only tiny vegan who was around to share my celebratory ‘ice-cream’ treat. He devoured it in much the same way that he tackled chia pudding last week. He required a bath immediately afterwards.

I interpreted his cries of ‘more, more‘ as a nod of approval for this simple treat.

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Β Ally

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About Ally
Mamma. Vegan. I blog at Made of Stars.

28 Responses to {Recipe; Vegan MoFo} Chocolate and Chai: Celebrating my 100th post

  1. Hm. I think I know what the banana-loving, chai-obsessed fella will be getting for breakfast next. Sadly, summer is not on the way in the drizzly, grey Pacific NorthWest. Happily, chocolate brightens all seasons.

    • Ally says:

      Hi! It’s good to ‘see’ you. πŸ™‚
      You are right- chocolate does brighten all seasons. πŸ™‚
      I hope you survive the drizzly, grey weather. It sounds like it is time for hot chocolate (with chai spices, of course!). Haha. πŸ™‚

  2. Can’t go wrong with frozen banana ice cream. Choc-chai, yum! It looks amazing!

  3. susykat says:

    Congrats on your 100th post! πŸ˜€
    And this looks delicious! Frozen bananas work so well as an ice cream substitute!

  4. Poppy says:

    Sounds and looks amazing! And what a fabulous picture of Little Baker! πŸ˜€ Congrats on your 100th post!!

  5. Julie says:

    Congratulations on 100 posts! πŸ™‚ I love using frozen bananas for ice cream!

  6. Happy 100th post! I love that before and after shot. The after looks like it should totally be like this unhealthy bad for you thing…but nah, it’s bananas! Beautiful!

  7. narf77 says:

    I would look exactly the same as your gorgeous baby after some of this delightful creation but probably with a few more clothes on…only probably though πŸ˜‰

  8. uberdish says:

    I think celebrating your 100th post with this delicious looking ice cream is perfect! Congratulations and keep inspiring us!

  9. VegCharlotte says:

    That really looks delicious! Definitely going to give that a try. And congratulations on your 100th post! I just recently passed the 100 mark myself – we must have started blogging about the same time!

    • Ally says:

      Hi Catherine!
      I hope you like it- I’m sure you will. πŸ™‚
      Thanks to MoFo, I have clocked up a few ‘extra’ posts. It would have taken me another couple of months to reach 100 otherwise.
      I started blogging in Oct last year. How about you?

      • VegCharlotte says:

        I think my first post was last June! It took awhile to get rolling, because at first I had absolutely no idea what I was doing or what I wanted to accomplish/achieve this with! It’s been a lot of fun!

  10. Sophie33 says:

    I know this works because I always make frozen banana carob ice-cream this way in my Vitamix so I Will love your tasty ice-cream too! yummmmm! X

  11. Congrats on your 100th post girlfriend!! Great accomplishment! I don’t know that I would call chocolate chai ice cream settling – this looks fab!! Celeste πŸ™‚

    • Ally says:

      Thanks for your congratulations Celeste πŸ™‚ I’m glad we connected on our blogging journeys.
      You’re right- it is a decadent and indulgent treat. It is a bonus that it is free of sugar and oil. And, it is quick- as long as you have a stash of frozen bananas.

  12. Congratulations on your 100th post and Little Baker smiling is irresistible, indeed! πŸ™‚
    Is still there a spoon of your “ice cream” for me?

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