Hazelnut Ice Cream (raw, vegan)

reading time: ca. 1 min

Quick ice cream without ice cream maker

Preparation time: 5 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, hazelnut
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, paleo, raw food, and delicious "even so"

This ice cream is NUTS! 

And not only because it's a nut flavoured ice cream, but because it's just so GOOD! Hazelnut, Almond, Peanut and Walnut Ice Cream are definitely my favourites when i'm looking for a decadent but still healthy dessert! They are creamy and rich and taste like heaven :)

I've also discovered that hazelnut and chocolate go really well together in ice creams (and in general), so if you want to even top this one, just add a tbsp or so of cacao powder! Yum.


3 large ripe bananas
around 1/2 cup (100g) raw hazelnuts
1 tbsp agave syrup
1 tsp hazelnut syrup (optional)
dash of soy milk or almond milk (optional)

hazelnuts and buckwheat groats to garnish

- a high-speed blender or food processor (NO NEED FOR AN ICE CREAM MAKER!)


First, grind your hazelnuts in a food processor. 
Break your pre-skinned, frozen bananas into pieces and add to your food processor. Blend for a few seconds at a time, add a dash of nut milk, then add agave syrup and - optionally, to enhance the hazelnut flavour - a dash of hazelnut syrup. Keep blending until creamy smooth. 
Using a spatula or spoon, scrape your Hazelnut ice cream into a big bowl and sprinkle with crushed hazelnuts and buckwheat groats. Share with your favourite human around and enjoy!

Thanks to the lovely Jerri for posting this recipe over on Simply Sweet Home!

Simply Sweet Home Friday Favorite

Note: This is part of my raw vegan Ice Cream Galore this month!