RECIPE: Cacao & Coconut Semifreddo

I don’t have an exceptionally sweet tooth, I never have, but also the lack of overly sugary foods in my diet has meant my urge for sweets is more than satisfied by things like beautifully ripe fruit, maybe a dried date or fig on occasion, or I even find sweetness in wonderfully creamy coconut, cinnamon & other natural delights.

And that’s something pretty cool to note actually, if allowed to our tastes will adapt relatively speedily so if you find you have a real sweet tooth try making some simple swaps over a week or so then go back to your real sugar fixes & see how you find them.

When it comes to a dessert however I do love a little chocolatey themed something every now & again, & I do appreciate the level of skill in patisserie, I just personally wouldn’t want to eat it.

These little ice creamy treats however I definitely DO want to eat! They take mere moments to prepare & rely on the innate sweetness of their natural ingredients rather than additional sugars. A bit of an all round winner if I do say so myself….


Serves 4

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup coconut cream off the top of a can of coconut milk
  • 2 tablespoons raw cacao powder
  • To serve frozen or fresh berries, chopped nuts & a little melted chocolate if you’re feeling artistic.
  1. The night before you want to make these place a can of organic full fat coconut milk in the fridge. Then the next day open it without shaking & scoop off the cream. Keep the water for smoothies, ice lollies or just drink!
  2. Add to a blender with the peeled bananas & cacao, purée until smooth. Pour into silicone cupcake moulds & freeze for 4 hours.
  3. Serve topped with the melted chocolate, berries & a generous sprinkle of nuts.
  4. Told you that was easy……!

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