Chocolate, Blueberry and Banana Ice Cream Cake (raw and vegan!)

Raw, Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, Gluten Free
I’ve been eating ice cream cake and listening to this song on repeat all morning. Faded pajama pants, woolly socks, green tea and Thelma and Louise – one of those kind of mornings. It’s a beautiful day outside too. I can see the sunlight literally pouring through my window, catching the dust. I know I should go outside and do something productive, but it’s just one of those days.

One of those ice cream cake and woolly sock days.
I’m one of those people that likes to be active literally all the time. I like to fill my days with work and nights with fun and fall into bed exhausted at the end of the week, drifting to sleep instantly.

I like to ignore the parts of life that are not so pleasant by distracting myself; by filling my life with “things.”

A few weeks ago something ended with a special someone, and instead of crying with Adele playing and eating ice cream by myself for a week, I just shoved my heart deep down inside and got on with life – more than that, poured myself in to each day so that was barely time to pause and think.
As a tactic it actually did work quite well, for a while. Until I had one of those woolly sock days. And now I guess I feel a little…lost. Not sad, no. No regrets or anger. Just a little disconnected, drifting. So I’m eating ice cream cake. And listening to Bon Iver. And watching Thelma and Louise, which I personally think is possibly the best movie ever.

I think we all forget that sometimes, you need to eat ice cream and watch movies. It’s good for spiritual health, and for discovering which of your socks are the warmest and which are sneakily not very warm. This ice cream cake is so good, I keep squirrelling away slices to eat at every hour of the day and night. I couldn’t get a complete photo of it because I ate a slice in the middle of the night before it was even frozen!

The bottom is a rich and creamy avocado chocolate cinnamon ice cream, followed by a blueberry and coconut cream layer, followed by vanilla flecked banana. Soooo good! And you can sub in cashew cream for the coconut to make it completely raw and vegan! You can have your cake and eat the whole thing too ๐Ÿ™‚

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Chocolate, Blueberry and Banana Ice Cream Cake:
2 perfectly ripe avocados
4 tbsp raw cacao
4 tbsp maple syrup or soaked dates
2 tbsp almond milk
1 tsp cinnamon

1 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1/2 cup either coconut yogurt, cream or cashew cream
2 tbsp maple syrup

2 frozen bananas
1-2 tsp vanilla extract
1-2 tbsp almond milk

Line a 20cm cake tin with baking paper, to make it easier to remove later. Blend together well the avocado, syrup or dates and almond milk. Blend in the cinnamon and spoon in to the ice cream tin. Smooth the surface and freeze for at least 20 minutes before pouring on the next layer.

Blend together the blueberries, coconut or cashew cream and maple syrup. Pour over the avocado chocolate layer and freeze for at least two hours.

Blend together the frozen bananas, milk and vanilla until creamy. Pour over the blueberry layer and freeze the whole cake for at least 4 hours before cutting and serving. Serves 8-10.

50 thoughts on “Chocolate, Blueberry and Banana Ice Cream Cake (raw and vegan!)

  1. just found your site recently, and everything looks so yummy and healthy…and I really do want to try this 3 layer ice cream! I’m an old fashioned girl, and like to have a paper recipe….did you ever consider doing a clickable “just print the recipe” thing? (so low-tech, I don’t know what it’s called……) I’ll figure it out one way or another…….keep up the great work!

  2. wow!!
    So pleased your feelings squeezed out,
    I reckon they (feelings) are just like pimples, if they do’nt come to the surface form a head,burst and heal they stay under the surface and cause a lot of PAIN!!
    your frozen pie sounds fantastic!!
    i really enjoy what you produce with avocardo,

  3. Sorry to hear about that, but hey, at least you’ve gotten ice cream cake out of it! Thelma & Louise is one of my favourites too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Wow, can we just say, gorgeous?? I completely agree; it is really easy to get so caught up in life, whether on purpose or not. Although I live for finishing everything on my to do list, there is something wonderful about days filled with nothing but good books, good coffee, and good music. Thanks for sharing this amazing recipe, Lillian!

  5. I think we need those “wooly sock” kind of days to let our mind heal and fully recover so that we bounce back stronger than ever! Which is totally what you’re going to do. This cake is intriguing. I am a touch mystified by a vegan ice cream cake but it looks so good, I’ll have to give it a go!

  6. I think I would have to call this an ice cream masterpiece, Lilli! No wonder you couldn’t stop eating it!
    Sorry you’ve not had the best week. These times come to us all, Lilli, but it’s certainly not affecting your creativity. I hope you have a better weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I know what you mean about being active all the time – I can’t understand how people CAN’T be. I get bored so easily.

    The ice cream cake looks incredible ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Yum! I love ice cream cake but since I’m vegan it’s been hard to find/make! I love the pictures, especially of the colorful layers, and I love how healthy these ingredients are ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Bon Iver + warm socks + ice-cream = best plan ever.
    I’m sorry you’ve been trough such a bad week! Chin up and I’m sure everything will get better for you soon! You know, ice-cream always make everything better, right? Especially if it looks this awesome. I wouldn’t have settled for a mere slice in the midle of the night haha

  10. I am so sad to hear that this beautiful dish was inspired by something so sad. But then I know the feeling all too well (just that I had less energy and managed to produce no more than lemon frozen yoghurt). I think there is nothing wrong with ‘delaying’ pain sometimes. When it is fresh it can be too sharp and sting too deep sometimes. At times it takes a few days before you can open up to the hurt. And it sounds like you are doing that in full abandon and in style!! Sending you many warm thoughts and hugs!

  11. Hope you’re feeling better now! ๐Ÿ™‚ I like to be active all the time too- it feels strange sometimes when I’m not rushing, though sometimes it gets tiring and I need to take a break haha…. Your ice cream cake looks amazing!

  12. Sending you many warm, healing thoughts, sweet girl. Your words and honesty rung true for me. What a gorgeous cake. What a gorgeous blog! I’m so glad I found you!

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