A Beautiful Mistake
I usually plan ahead when creating a recipe. However, unlike most of my recipes, this Herbal Mocha Vegan Ice Cream Bowl was created by mistake. This morning when I was preparing for my breakfast, I was about to add two tablespoons of Teeccino ground hazelnut herbal coffee into the french press. 😳I still have no idea why I did this, but things happen and I ended up adding the herbal coffee into my Vitamix instead. Since I have already added oat milk, cacao powder and other spices in the blender, separating the ground herbal coffee from the mixture wasn’t possible.
Now, I only have 2 options, throw everything in the blender away and start fresh. OR I can just go with it and see how it turns out. 🙆🏻♀️Of course I chose the latter option. I wouldn’t in the right state of mind waste my favorite cacao powder, chocolate protein powder and maca powder etc. 😆I kept my fingers crossed and continue making my vegan ice cream bowl, hoping everything will be alright.
After I blended the “concoction” until everything is smooth and creamy, I carefully took a spoonful and gave it a taste test. And you all know how it turns out right? Coz if it’s bad, I wouldn’t write a blog post dedicated to this recipe🤣. The outcome is a super decadent, indulgent and chocolately dessert-like breakfast☕️. Who doesn’t like having ice cream for breakfast😋?
As you can tell, I’m really enjoying herbal coffee at the moment. I drink them in the morning instead of coffee as it helps me with my anxiety ☺️. In this recipe, I didn’t use any coffee. But the resulting vegan ice cream tastes like the non-vegan mocha ice cream I had when I was a kid🧒🏻. In fact, I was so excited and happy about this creation that I have to write the blog post immediately after having one of the best breakfasts I’ve had recently 😆.
Ice Cream For Breakfast, Why Not?
This vegan ice cream is made with all natural whole food ingredients. And the sweetness in the ice cream came entirely from the fruits. I would suggest using super ripe mangoes for the best results because they have the right amount of sweetness. Also, their flavor is not over-powering like bananas usually do and I personally prefer the texture of blended ripe frozen mangoes in vegan ice cream as they provide a fluffier texture. Adding vanilla to the mixture will also make it taste more like ice cream. 🍦
If you are interested in some other vegan ice cream recipes, you can check out the following blog posts:
Raw brownie nice cream sandwich
Matcha & cacao duo nice cream bowl
Hemp protein nice cream bowl
Creamy matcha nice cream with matcha waffles
As always, I love to top my smoothie/ nice cream (aka vegan ice cream) bowls with fruit roses, cacao nibs, hemp seeds and more fresh fruits. 🍑🍓 But you can always add some raw vegan granola if you want to add even more crunch to the bowls. Also, if you are following me on Instagram, you know how much I LOVE making vegan breakfast parfait with nice cream, tofu mousse and chia pudding. And I found that apple pie tofu mousse (recipe coming soon!🙆🏻♀️) pairs unexpectedly well with this vegan ice cream. 💕😋
Herbal Mocha Vegan Ice Cream BowlCourse: Breakfast, Desserts, Desserts / Snacks / Cakes, Smoothie BowlsDifficulty: Easy
1/4 cup plant milk (here I used Oatly)
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp maca powder
1 heaped Tbsp raw cacao powder
1/2 tsp vanilla powder
1/2 cup frozen mango
1/2 frozen zucchini
2 frozen pears
1/2 cup frozen cherries
- Place all the ingredients into a high-speed blender according to the order above.
- Blend until everything is smooth and creamy. You may need to stop half way through to scrap the sides down to ensure the mixture is completely smooth.