Cinnamon Ice Cream + apple compote (vegan)

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Quick 2-ingredient ice cream without ice cream maker

Preparation time: 5 mins + 3 hours freezing time
Main ingredients: banana, cinnamon
difficulty level: easy
serves: 1-2
suitable for: vegan, lactose-free, gluten-free, nut-free, soy-free, paleo, raw food, low-fat

Cinnamon ice cream is one of my boyfriend's favourite ice cream flavours, and since it's our monthly "anniversary" (yes, we still celebrate that on a small scale!), what's more fitting than homemade cinnamon ice cream! Spiced up with a bit of Maca powder for its said aphrodisiac properties ;)


4 ripe bananas, frozen
around 1 - 2 tsp cinnamon, ground (make sure to use high quality Ceylon cinnamon!)

1 tsp Maca root powder
Maple syrup
Apple compote (see below)

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


Place frozen banana pieces in your blending machine (high-speed blender, food processor or juicer), and blend. Add cinnamon and Maca powder.

Blend, blend, blend until creamy smooth. 

Using a spatula or spoon, scrape your cinnamon ice cream into a dessert bowl, sprinkle some more cinnamon and a drizzle of maple syrup and tahini on top, and enjoy!

For the Apple Compote:

2 large apples, peeled and diced
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp agave or maple syrup

Heat a small saucepan over a medium heat. Add the chopped apples to the skillet, let simmer for a minute or two. Then add agave or maple syrup and cinnamon, stir well, close the lid, and sauté over medium-low heat for 5 - 10 minutes.

Tastes great on top of porridge, nicecream, waffles and pancakes. Yum!

 Oh my god! I'm so thrilled to see that this recipe was featured by both Stella from Purfylle AND Lori from Lori's Culinary Creations!! Thank you so much, ladies :))