Cacao & Coconut Semifreddo

  • Serves 4
  • Prep in 2 minutes (+ overnight chilling + 4 hours freezing)

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….

Key Facts

  • Dairy & Sugar Free
  • Prep Ahead
  • 5 Ingredients or Less
  • Family Friendly


  • 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. 01
    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. 02

    Add to a blender with the peeled bananas & cacao, purée until smooth.

  3. 03
    1. Pour into silicone cupcake moulds & freeze for 4 hours.
  4. 04
    1. Serve topped with the melted chocolate, berries & a generous sprinkle of nuts.
    2. Told you that was easy……!

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Phoebe Liebling (BSc, DipNT) is a highly respected clinician & award winning product & recipe developer based in Harley Street.

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