Vanilla frozen dessert with warm salted chocolate fudge and walnuts

A simple dessert or a luxurious breakfast.


1/4 cup warm water
2-3 large soft dates, pitted and chopped
1T cocoa powder (I used a fair trade, Dutch-process brand)
4t chopped walnuts, divided
1/4t coarse sea salt (or to taste)
2 large frozen bananas (about 1 1/2 cups)
1/4t vanilla extract

Optional: 1t maca powder


Mix the chopped dates with the cocoa, sea salt and warm water thoroughly.
Let stand about 5 minutes, add 2t walnuts, and puree until smooth.
If the mixture is too thick, add a little water; if too thin, add another date.
Puree the banana with the vanilla until smooth.
If using the maca, puree it with the banana.
Spoon out the banana to a dish garnish with the fudge and remaining 2t walnuts and serve.

Peanut butter frozen dessert with salted chocolate, walnut and maple fudge sauce

A time honoured flavour combination sweetened with maple syrup.


1T heaping and 1t chopped walnuts, separated
2T cocoa powder (I used a fair trade, Dutch processed brand)
2T warm water
2-3T maple syrup, separated
1/4t coarse sea salt
3 medium frozen bananas (about 2 cups)
1/4t vanilla extract
1T unsweetened, unsalted peanut butter

Optional: 1t powdered maca


Puree 1T walnuts, the cocoa powder, water and 1T
maple syrup until emulsified and thick, but fluffy.
Add the sea salt and stir to combine.
Puree the banana, vanilla extract, peanut butter, and 1T
maple syrup (including the maca if you’l be using it).
Add additional syrup to either the peanut butter mixture and/or the fudge to sweeten to taste.
Spoon out into an appropriate container.
Add the fudge and garnish with the 1t chopped walnuts.