Ice Cream Tarts with Chocolate Sauce and Pecans

This healthy, kid-friendly, raw, vegan recipe has it all – minus the gluten, dairy and soy!

ice cream tarts

The crust in this recipe is made from pecans and raisins, topped with a banana ice cream and finished with a chocolate drizzle. The result? Comforting, ice cream-y perfection.

Crust:
3/4 cup pecans
3/4 cup raisins
Process the pecans in a food processor until they turn into tiny crumbs. Add the raisins and process until it all starts to stick together. Press into two lined tart tins and put in the fridge.

Chocolate Sauce:
1 tablespoon cacao powder
1 tablespoon maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon vanilla powder
Stir the ingredients together until smooth. Add water if it’s too thick.

Ice Cream:
2 cups frozen bananas (peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes)
Blend the bananas in a high speed blender until smooth and thick like soft serve ice cream. Scoop into your tart crusts. Drizzle on your sauce and eat ‘em up.

NOTES
Use any nut or seed instead of pecans. Use dates, figs or prunes instead of raisins. Use cocoa powder or carob powder instead of cacao powder. Use vanilla extract instead of vanilla powder, or omit the vanilla powder. Use coconut ice cream instead of banana ice cream.

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 Our thanks to Emily of One Green Planet
Hey! I’m Emily. On my blog – This Rawsome Vegan Life – I share my own recipes, photos and experiences living plant-based. I believe food is love, love is happiness, and happiness depends on health. I am proud to be vegan; each day is a new adventure and I always feel wonderful about how I’m affecting the planet. EAT PLANTS. LIVE LONG. BE HAPPY.