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Top down view close up of vegan bounty ice cream bite, with shreaded coconut on top, on baking paper with some shreaded coconut around it.

Vegan Bounty ice cream bites

Author: Sarah Brooks
These luscious, chocolatey vegan bounty ice cream bites are reminiscent of the chocolate bar we all know and love, but with out the dairy! 
5 from 5 votes
Prep Time 1 hr
Freezing time 4 hrs
Total Time 5 hrs
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine Australian
Servings 24 bites
Calories 110 kcal

Equipment

  • ice cream churner
  • immersion blender with chopping bowl attachment or food processor
  • small silicon muffin moulds or similar

Ingredients

Cashew butter

  • 1 cup (150gms) roasted cashews
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil

Ice cream mix

  • 2 cans (13.5oz or 400mls) coconut cream
  • ½ cup (65 gms) coconut sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 2 blocks (3.5 oz or 100 gms each) dairy free chocolate
  • shreaded coconut, for decoration

Optional

  • ½ cup (65gms) desiccated coconut
  • ¼ flat teaspoon (1gm) xanthan gum

Instructions
 

Make the cashew butter and the coconut ice cream first, then assemble the bites

    To make the cashew butter

    • Add cashews to the chopping bowl of an immersion blender or food processor. Process until breadcrumbs form and mix starts creeping up sides.
    • Add coconut oil. Continue to blend until cashew butter is smooth and no longer gritty.

    To make the coconut ice cream

    • Shake the cans of coconut cream well before opening. Add coconut cream, coconut sugar, cashew butter, vanilla and salt to a deep bowl you can use an immersion blender in. Scrap coconut cans if needed. Blend well.
    • Optional: If using, have the xanthan gum measured and by the bowl. While the blender is running slowly sprinkle in the xanthan gum. Continue to blend for one minute.
    • Cover and chill well in fridge, for at least four hours, ideally overnight.
    • Put moulds in the freezer to chill. If using a self churning machine turn it on ten minutes before churning, other wise take the bowl out of the freezer just before churning.
    • Churn the ice cream. Add the desiccated coconut towards the end as the mix is coming together, if using. The ice cream will be the consistency of soft serve when done.
    • Working quickly fill the silicon mounds ⅔ full and smooth out tops. Put into freezer and freeze until very firm.
    • Once frozen firm, carefully remove from moulds and trim tops if needed to smooth out. Return to freezer to firm up if needed before assembling the bites.

    To assemble the bites

    • It is strongly recommend to do the bites in two batches, a dozen at a time or half of however many you have.
    • Line two trays with baking or grease proof paper. Set up your work area with space for ice cream, bowl of melted chocolate, trays for dipped bites and coconut for decorating.
    • Chop and melt half the chocolate, either in a microwave proof bowl in the microwave or in a double boiler.
    • Add coconut oil and mix in well.
    • Remove ice cream bites from freezer. Working very quickly using two forks to dip and coat each bite in melted chocolate, putting them onto the prepared trays and sprinkling with coconut immediately. Continue until all bites are done. Put in freezer to firm up.
    • Repeat for second batch.
    • When ready to eat remove from freezer and enjoy!

    Notes

    These bounty bites are made with dairy free milk chocolate so are dairy free and vegan
    You can substitute the chocolate with vegan dark chocolate if you prefer, or regular milk chocolate for a non dairy free/non vegan version.   
    Xanthan gum is available from supermarkets and health food stores.  Its a fermenting byproduct, using commonly in vegan and gluten free baking.  You can make the bites without it.  Your ice cream may be a little icy without it, but will still taste delicious!

    Nutrition

    Calories: 110kcalCarbohydrates: 9gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gSodium: 5mgPotassium: 83mgFiber: 1gSugar: 6gVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 6mgIron: 1mg

    Nutritional Disclaimer

    Nutritional information is an estimate based on an online database. The nutritional content of ingredients may vary by brand. If you require accurate nutritional information, you should calculate this based on the specific brands and products you are using.

    Keywords: bounty bar, Chocolate, dairy free, egg free, ice cream machine, plant based, vegan
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