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Summer Treat: No-Bake Chocolate Banana Freezer Pie

by Marissa on June 28, 2011

My parents came to visit this weekend and I wanted to make a healthy summer treat to serve while they were here. No sooner did this thought occur to me, than my inspiration appeared. While standing in line at Whole Foods, I spotted this month’s issue of Clean Living Magazine. How could I miss this cover?

Like a shiny pair of Louboutins, I knew I had to have it.I would whip this baby up in no time.

Chocolate Banana Freezer Pie

First I thawed and baked the pie crust according to package instructions.

Disclaimer: This dessert would be much better with a homemade crust but in the interest of time, I bought a spelt, vegan pie crust. Best I could do.

Next, I combined 5 ripe bananas, broken into pieces, 1/4 c unsweetened cocao powder (I used carob powder), 1 cup light coconut milk (I only had regular coconut milk so I used half a cup and diluted it with 1/2 cup water), 1 tsp vanilla extract and blended it all until it looked like thin cake batter.

I poured this mixture into the golden-baked pie crust and sprinkled slivered almonds on top and shavings from a 100% dark chocolate Girardhelli chocolate bar for added antioxidants.

Wrapped the whole concoction tightly in plastic wrap (ok, I forgot that part) and put it in the freezer for 4 hours. I was so excited to taste test it that I kept checking on it to see if it was frozen long before the 4 hours were up. By the time my parents arrived, there was a slice missing. Luckily, they didn’t mind.

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3 comments
Jess
Jess

I need to make this! Thanks for the recipe.

magi
magi

What an exciting experience!/Hilarious! Delightful! True!/wonderful stuff! thank you!Freezers

mcervone
mcervone

I bet a graham cracker crust would also be good with this pie. The Smitten Kitchen Food Blog has a recipe for homemade Vegan Graham Crackers, if you can't find them in the store.

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