Vegan Dark Chocolate “Ice Cream” Pie

November 1, 2011
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November is Vegan Awareness month. 

To honor that, I present my delicious Chocolate “Ice Cream” Pie – it is 100% dairy free, gluten-free, guilt-free and delicious!   Unlike many sweet treats – where once you start, you can’t stop – this pie has plenty of healthy fats from the nuts.  You will not want to eat the whole pie, one slice is very satisfying.  And the cacao gives it a deep, dark chocolate taste (and the raw agave nectar gives it just the perfect sweetness, without spiking your bloodsugar).  Cacao is a super food – read I Heart Dark Chocolate to learn more.  This pie also has a banana and nut flavor too – so this is not for anyone who does not like banana or nuts!

It is quick & easy to make – but takes plenty of time to freeze – so plan at least 5 hours ahead – or better yet, prep it the day before.  One less thing to worry about the day of your dinner party!

Crust:

  • 2 T. raw agave nectar (preferably Natures Agave)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts
  • 1/2 cup almond slivers
  • 8 raw brazil nuts
  • 3 T. cacao powder (preferably Sunfood organic cacao powder)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Put all of the nuts into a food processor, process until finely ground (but don’t go beyond – or you will end up with nut butter).  Add in the agave nectar and the cacao powder.  Pulse until well combined.   Press firmly into a pie dish, and bake at 350 for about 10 minutes.  Set aside to cool.

Filling:

  • 2 1/2 bananas (I used frozen ones, it will freeze quicker that way – peel first, then freeze)
  • 3/4 Cup plain coconut Kefir (preferably So Delicious brand)  If you use vanilla flavored, cut down the agave nectar to 1/4 cup.
  • 1/3 Cup Raw agave nectar
  • 1/4 Cup almond butter
  • 1/2 cup cacao powder

Put all the ingredients into a food processor, and process until there are no lumps.  Pour into cooled pie crust, cover and put into the freezer for at least 5 hours to freeze.

To serve, remove from freezer for 5 or so minutes before cutting.  Serve frozen & enjoy!

Sara Vance Article written by Nutritionist Sara Vance, author of the book
The Perfect Metabolism Plan A regular guest on Fox 5 San Diego, you can see many of Sara’s segments on her media page. She also offers corporate nutrition, school programs, consultations, and affordable online eCourses. Download her free 40+ page Metabolism Jumpstart eBook here.

*This article is for educational purposes only. The content contained in this article is not to be construed as providing medical advice. All information provided is general and not specific to individuals. Persons with questions about the above content as how it relates to them, should contact their medical professional. Persons already taking prescription medications should consult a doctor before making any changes to their supplements or medications.

©2015, all rights reserved. Sara Vance.

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