Brownie Batter Soft Serve Ice Cream (banana-free)

Brownie Batter Soft Serve Ice Cream WITHOUT BANANAS -- #secretingredient #dairyfree #browniebatterDairy-free brownie batter soft serve that’s thick, rich and loaded with protein (20 grams per serving!). Made without bananas or fruit.

Before you scroll down to see what main ingredient I used to make this delicious, guilt-free dessert, I’d like to remind you that I’ve never steered you wrong before.

This recipe concept is a little “out there”, yes. But I tested it like mad crazy and am confident that; if you decide to give it a go, and follow the recipe precisely, that you’ll enjoy it. Heck, you may even make a second batch on the same day. You know, just in case.

Okay… here goes.

Brownie Batter Soft Serve Ice Cream WITHOUT BANANAS -- #secretingredient #dairyfree #browniebatter

Organic peas!

Peas are loaded with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits. They’re low glycemic index (45-50) coupled with their strong fiber and protein content, makes these little green guys a powerful combo for anyone looking to balance their blood sugar.

Even though green peas are a low-fat food, the type of fat and fat-soluble nutrients they contain is impressive. Did you know? Green peas are a reliable source of omega-3 and 6 fats? 1 cup of green peas has about 30 milligrams of ALA (omega-3) and 130 milligrams of linoleic acid (omega-6). The fat content of green peas helps us assimilate the fat-soluble nutrients from this legume, including beta-carotene and vitamin E.

Power to the pea.

Brownie Batter Soft Serve Ice Cream WITHOUT BANANAS -- #secretingredient #dairyfree #browniebatter

4.4 from 9 reviews
Brownie Batter Soft Serve (Banana-free)
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Recipe type: Gluten-free, Dairy-free, Refined sugar-free, Yeast-free, Corn-free, Grain-free, Nut-free
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Serves: 2
 
Dairy-free brownie batter soft serve that's thick, rich and loaded with protein. Made without bananas or fruit.
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. Add ingredients to the jug of your high-powered blender in the order that they are listed in the recipe.
  2. Blend on low initially, slowly moving up to high. Use your blender's tamper to press the ingredients down into the blades. Blend until smooth, but do not allow to melt. Once mixture forms 4 peaks up the side of the jug, it is ready. See picture for example.
  3. Serve immediately or transfer to a bowl and freeze for 30 minutes to firm up slightly. Stir, then serve.
Notes
Making the recipe vegan - I would have liked to make this recipe vegan (without eggs) but it just wasn't coming together. I tried multiple versions with chia seed and many other ingredients, but the egg white protein powder was what made the soft serve soft and fluffy. Without it, the recipe is just mashed peas with cacao powder.
Egg White Protein Powder - if you do not have this ingredient, and you're comfortable with it, you could add 2-4 tablespoons of pure egg white. That is about 1 egg white from 1 egg.
Coconut sugar - feel free to use any type of sweetener here. If you use a liquid sweetener, you'll likely have to reduce the amount of water from the recipe.
Water - you could use dairy-free/non-dairy milk here, too. Almond milk would be nice.
Organic Peas - I tried this recipe with organic and conventional peas. What a difference! I highly recommend purchasing ORGANIC for this recipe.

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Brownie Batter Soft Serve Ice Cream WITHOUT BANANAS -- #secretingredient #dairyfree #browniebatter

As I mentioned in the recipe, you’ll want to stack the ingredients in your blender in the order they are listed. This is imperative. Also, do not over mix! You want to make sure that all of the frozen peas are broken down and smooth, but that everything is still frozen. If you over blend, no worries. Just drop into a bowl and freeze for a little while, stirring every 30 minutes or so until the desired consistency is reached.

I froze my soft serve for 1 hour and kept it a bit chunky – the chunks taste like bits of brownies!

Sprinkle with broken dark chocolate and garnish with a strawberry, if you’d like.

Brownie Batter Soft Serve Ice Cream WITHOUT BANANAS -- #secretingredient #dairyfree #browniebatter

Crazier than cauliflower pudding? You be the judge.

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  1. I made this tonight and it didn’t quite turn out how I was hoping! I used my food processor-should I have used my blender instead? It didn’t form peaks and never really got to a good consistency.
    I used stevia powder instead of coconut sugar and I used almond milk instead of water. Could this make a big difference? Also mine is still kind of green. How did you get yours so dark brown? Haha sorry so many questions!

  2. I’m still in awe of your lateral thinking skills! I tried this today with what I had at home- date powder and rice protein. I thought it was really good, so I’m looking forward to doing it with the egg next time! Unfortunately although my 4 year old was excited to try pea scream, he lost his appetite at the first whole pea. I’m too impatient! Also I’ll add a bit of stevia or maple syrup next time as the dates are less sweet than coconut sugar. Really amazing recipe in spite of not sticking to it! Thanks :)

  3. Well I just gave this recipe a go. Sadly it didn’t work for me. Perhaps it is my blender. I have a Ninja not a Vitamix. It just wouldn’t blend well and tasted like chocolate peas. Insert sad sigh here. But this is the only one of your recipes that didn’t work for me. If I ever get a Vitamix I would try it again for sure.

    • Hi Kerrin – I am sad to hear this. Did you use cacao or cocoa? Was the mix smooth? If you used cocoa, you may want to add more… when you try it again. If the mix was smooth, you could have added to the freezer to firm up a bit. Were your peas organic? Makes a HUGE difference in taste. I couldn’t believe it!

      • I didn’t use organic, just what I had. I will give that a go. I did use cocoa (I thought it was cacao). It just wouldn’t blend. I will make the changes and give it another go. Thanks!

  4. What the what?!?!?! Seriously amazing! Peas are my son’s favourite veggie – he eats them frozen so he would love this! Cannot wait to try – going to be nice and hot this week heading up to 22 for three days straight!

    • Whaaa? A kid that likes peas? Wow… never heard of it. That’s amazing! Want to send some of the warmth up here? It’s snowing… still…

  5. Lauren,
    Did you try the egg whites as opposed to powder? Did the blender still work to make it fluffy? Trying tomorrow!

    • You can totally use egg whites, just remove some of the water!

  6. Any thoughts about getting salmonella from the raw egg white if you use a real egg instead of powder?

    • I regularly eat mayo made with raw eggs, and I’ve never gotten sick. The key is to use high-quality, pasture-raised eggs, which are from much healthier hens. I would never eat raw factory-farmed eggs.

  7. I love this idea!!! I’ve put peas in a raw avocado tart before to make it “greener.” They’re like magic. Would have never thought to put them with chocolate though! This would add so much yummy texture, protein, and fibre. Nicely done! Going to try this as soon as it gets a wee bit warmer where I live.

    • That’s what I want to know – can you tell there are peas in there?? I would love to pull this one over on my kids. ;)

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