Recipe courtesy of Elena Besser

Chocolate-Covered Nice Cream Bites

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 2 hr 20 min
  • Active: 20 min
  • Yield: 12 pieces
This recipe is an incredibly easy, lighter alternative to traditional ice cream bites. First, make the nice cream by blitzing frozen bananas with coconut milk in a food processer. Next, coat the nice cream bites in an easy chocolate shell and top with flaky sea salt. The result is a banana-coconut-chocolate dream! I always have these in the freezer when I’m craving a sweet treat.



Special equipment:
a silicone ice cube tray with twelve 1 1/4-inch cavities
  1. Combine the bananas, coconut milk, and a pinch of kosher salt in a food processor and process until smooth and the consistency of melted ice cream. Divide among a silicone ice cube tray with twelve 1 1/4-inch cavities and freeze until completely solid, at least 2 hours.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. 
  3. Set a large heatproof bowl over a medium saucepan of simmering water. (Don't let the water touch the bowl.) Melt the chocolate in the bowl over medium-low heat, stirring occasionally with a rubber spatula, until smooth and shiny, 5 to 7 minutes. Stir in the coconut oil until melted and no lumps remain. 
  4. Remove the ice cube tray from the freezer and pop out 1 frozen nice cream cube at a time. Balance it on a fork or offset spatula and, using a large spoon, coat completely with the chocolate, letting any excess drip off. Place onto the prepared baking sheet to solidify and sprinkle with flaky sea salt. Serve right away or freeze for up to 2 weeks.