Do you know what happens when you add raw tahini to a vegan chocolate base ice cream? Magic. That's what happens. You get an incredibly, rich and robust ice cream that is creamy and has a dark chocolate flavor to it. It is incredible....like Dutch chocolate ice cream.
So, apparently I'm not the first person to think of adding tahini to ice cream....but I guarantee there isn't another version like this one around. Each ingredient I use has a specific purpose that makes the end result divine.
It will for sure fool anybody who loves dairy ice cream....it is just as rich and creamy. Yet, this vegan chocolate ice cream is so much healthier and made with good plant-based ingredients.
My parents just left my house sampling this ice cream and just loved it...lots of "mmmmm, amazing, wow" and shocked, saying "how can you make it taste this creamy with no milk or cream?!" Hahaha...all of the ingredients I use for this ice cream is like no other I've made before or seen...this combo comes together to create the most creamy and delicious, deep flavor.
If you love the bold flavor of tahini and are a chocolate fan, then this is the ice cream for you. My daughter is 2 years old and was practically fighting over us eating it...she had a chocolate face....I should have snapped a shot!
I posted a little teaser photo last week on Facebook here and you people got pretty excited about it.
My Mocha Ice Cream is pretty flippin fantastic, but this time I wanted a vegan ice cream that didn't rely on what you always see in vegan ice creams:
cashews or coconut milk
So, I came up with this concoction and honestly, it is amazing. Each ingredient I use contributes to this amazing formula.
3 components combined that will make any dairy ice cream bow down to this ice cream:
- cocoa butter is a rich fat that contributes to the chocolate flavor and the creamy texture
- oat flour is a must, as it is crucial in thickening and contributing to the creamy texture
- tahini is very, very creamy and is dynamite for texture and contributing to a rich, deep flavor
The inspiration for this ice cream came from the amazing raw tahini from Rawguru. It is raw sesame seeds, not toasted, and is divinely creamy. It is a great base for so many recipes.
I really hope you all love this Vegan Exceptionally Creamy Chocolate Tahini Ice Cream! If you are a tahini-lover, then try it, otherwise, feel free to sub it with cashew butter instead!
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