Hello friends! Last weekend Anders and I went for a long bike ride over on Bainbridge Island. It was a great way to spend a Saturday. The ferry is always so scenic and Bainbridge was lovely as well. Right away, the open space and trees made us feel more relaxed and rejuvenated. The ride took us through woods and fields and along the coast. We finished in town and grabbed lunch before hopping on the ferry home. I used to ride all the time in VT but since moving to Seattle, I rarely get out. Riding in the city is a very different experience from cruising down pastoral one lane roads. While I was tired and sore by the end of the day, I also felt so invigorated… and really hungry. So, I made this super simple dairy free chocolate hazelnut soft serve. It was the perfect treat and completely satisfied my craving for something cool and sweet while also helping combat my sore and tired muscles. Continue reading for the recipe and enjoy…
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Dairy Free Chocolate Hazelnut Soft Serve
2 ripe bananas
3 tablespoons water
1/4 cup chocolate hazelnut butter
Peel the bananas and slice into 1/2 inch thick rounds. Spread on a parchment lined baking sheet and freeze for several hours.
Transfer the frozen banana slices to a food processor and process until broken down. Scrape down the sides of the container and with the processor running, slowly add the water. When the mixture is almost completely smooth, add the chocolate hazelnut butter and continue processing until the soft serve is smooth and creamy. Serve immediately with toasted hazelnuts and chocolate shavings.
*I used this chocolate hazelnut butter because that’s what I had on hand, but any chocolate hazelnut butter will do. Feel free to add more for a richer flavor.