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Ice Cream Cake with Peanut Butter and Chocolate

Delicious layers of peanut butter nice-cream, date brownie and chocolate ganache combined into a light and easy ice-cream cake recipe to celebrate all the beautiful things of summer.
Prep Time2 hrs 30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time2 hrs 45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Vegetarian
Servings: 6
Author: The Awesome Green


  • For a 6" diameter cake tin
  • For the nice-cream
  • 3 bananas cut into slices and frozen
  • 1 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1/2 cup almond milk
  • For the brownie
  • 1 cup dried pitted dates soaked into water for at least two hours
  • 2 flax eggs for the vegetarian option, use 2 organic eggs
  • 1 cup almond meal
  • 2 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 oz melted dark chocolate
  • 1/2 tbsp raw cacao powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • For the chocolate ganache
  • 8 oz dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup full fat coconut milk


  • Preheat the oven to 175C/350F.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • Start with the nice cream - add the bananas and peanut butter into the food processor and pulse to obtain a chunky mixture.
  • Add the almond milk and process to obtain a smooth mixture.
  • Scoop the mixture into a casserole and add into the freezer.
  • To make the brownie layer, drain the dates and add them into the food processor with the peanut butter and flax eggs.
  • Pulse to obtain a cream, then add the almond meal, cacao powder, baking soda, vinegar and melted chocolate, and pulse to incorporate.
  • Divide the batter onto the lined baking sheet, making three round 6" diameter and about 0.4" thin sheets.
  • Bake for 10 minutes, then remove and set aside to cool.
  • Remove the ice cream from the freezer.
  • Add a brownie cake layer on the bottom a 6" diameter cake tin.
  • Scoop a layer of ice cream, and continue the same, closing the cake with a brownie layer.
  • Cover with plastic foil and freeze for two hours.
  • Melt the chocolate over bain-marie and mix with coconut milk to obtain a smooth chocolate ganache.
  • Remove the cake from the freezer, cover with ganache, cut into slices and serve.