Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Cake
- Blender/Food Processor
- 1/2 cup almond flour
- 1/2 cup unsweetened shredded coconut
- 2 tbsp cocoa powder
- 3 tbsp butter melted
- 2 tbsp Swerve
- 1 scoop powdered stevia if you like a sweeter crust and your guests are okay with stevia flavor
- 6 cups cauliflower roughly chopped about ½” pieces
- 1 cup coconut milk
- 1/2 cup Swerve
- 1 tbsp peppermint or spearmint extract
- Small handful baby spinach
- 4 tbsp chopped sugar-free dark chocolate (such as Lily’s brand) OR cacao nibs
- USE a 6-7” nonstick springform pan. Cut a parchment paper circle for the bottom using the bottom of the pan as a guide and line the bottom of the pan with the parchment circle. If you do not have a pan that small, a plastic storage container or bowl of roughly that size can be used.
- FOR THE CRUST, combine the almond flour, shredded coconut, cocoa powder, swerve, optional stevia, and melted butter in a small bowl. Mix until well combined and press into the bottom of the prepared pan. Place the crust in the freezer until ready to fill.
- FOR THE FILLING, steam the cauliflower in the microwave or on the stovetop for about 5 minutes, until tender. Allow to cool completely OR Instant pot instructions: manual high pressure for 5 minutes.
- COMBINE the cooled cauliflower, chilled coconut milk, Swerve, peppermint extract, and spinach* in a high-speed blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy.
- STIR in about 2/3 of the chopped chocolate or cocoa nibs and pour over the crust. Sprinkle the remaining chopped chocolate/cocoa nibs over the top of the cake and return to the freezer for at least 5 hours, preferably overnight.
- TO SERVE, carefully lift the cake from the pan/mold and slice into 6 pieces. If the cake has been frozen overnight, allow to sit at room temperature for
- about 5-10 minutes prior to slicing. (Tip: To ease in slicing, run a sharp knife under hot water, wipe dry, slice, and repeat.) Recall that for the leaner version of the P3 menu for yourself you will cut your slice into half once again and eat just one half of your slice.
*For a fancier looking cake do the following:
- OMIT the spinach while blending the filling.
- RESERVE 1/2 cup of the white filling to be used in a piping bag or ziplock bag to decorate the top later – stick in freezer to get thick.
- POUR 1/2 of the rest of the white filling into a bowl, mix with 1.5 tbsp of the chocolate chips/cacao nibs, and pour over the prepared crust.
- ADD the spinach to the remaining filling in the blender and blend until smooth
- STIR in 1.5 tbsp to the green filling and pour on top of the white filling of the cake.
- IDEALLY, let cake harden in the freezer for about 30 minutes – then pull out and use the ½ cup of white filling in the piping bag to decorate the top. Garnish with the remaining chocolate/cacao nibs and freeze.
Yields 6 slices