This coconut, date, and almond milk smoothie is one of my favorite weekend breakfasts, especially for lazy mornings when I’m craving something sweet.
This recipe is super simple and easy to prepare. The most important thing to remember when making this is to finely chop your dates. Speaking from experience on this one! Whole dates will get stuck in the blender, and large chunks make it difficult to drink this smoothie through a straw. It took me a few tries to determine that small-but-still-chewable date pieces (about 1/4″ square) work best for this recipe.
For National Chocolate Ice Cream Day I decided to whip up a batch of my super-simple, two-ingredient homemade Nutella ice cream.
The first time I used Nutella in an ice cream recipe, it was to make this chocolate-hazelnut gelato. It came out perfectly, but was a bit too labor-intensive to make on a regular basis. I’d also been working on finding ways to limit my dairy intake, and most standard ice cream recipes call for a whole lot of milk and cream. So, I developed this Nutella ice cream recipe as an easy, (almost) dairy-free alternative.