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Healthy Caramel Sauce

Delicious chocolate ice cream made with better-for-you ingredients, packed with protein, and drizzled in an amazing healthy caramel sauce.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Healthy Caramel Sauce
Prep Time 20 minutes
Chilling Time 2 hours
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 180kcal
Author Chelsea
Cost $7.25

Ingredients

  • 1 large sweet potato
  • 1 bag (10 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 cup coconut sugar, brown sugar also works if you don't have access to coconut sugar
  • 1 container (11 ounces) Premier Protein chocolate shake

"Caramel" Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil (measured when solid)
  • 3 tablespoons real maple syrup
  • 1.5 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1/8 teaspoon fine sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • Optional: additional dark chocolate to top the ice cream with

Instructions

Healthy Chocolate Ice Cream

  • Wash and scrub the sweet potato. Pierce the potato several times with a fork. Place on a microwave safe plate and microwave for 5 minutes, flip and microwave for another 5 minutes.
  • Remove and allow to cool. Meanwhile, place the bag of chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and microwave in increments of 20 seconds, stirring in between each increment for 15 seconds until smooth and melted. Set aside.
  • The sweet potato should be cool enough to touch now. Remove the skins and then THOROUGHLY mash the potato. Pack into a measuring cup to get exactly 3/4ths a cup. Place in a large blender.
  • Add the melted chocolate to the blender (use a spatula to scrape every bit of chocolate from that bowl!) along with the vanilla, sea salt, coconut sugar*, and finally the Premier Protein chocolate shake
  • Place the lid on the blender and blend on high for at least 1 minute or until ingredients are completely smooth and incorporated.
  • Transfer to an ice cream maker and prepare according to manufacturer's directions (I have a Cuisinart and it took about 30 minutes to get to a soft serve consistency) then transfer to an airtight container and place in the freezer to continue firming up. Freeze for 2-3 hours before enjoying.
  • If you don't have an ice cream maker, it will still work just requires a little more effort. Place the mixture in an airtight container in the freezer. Stir every half hour for 2-3 hours or until the mixture is an ice cream consistency.

"Caramel" Sauce

  • Add the (solid) coconut oil and maple syrup in a microwave safe bowl. Melt in the microwave for 30 seconds, stir and return for another 30 seconds or until melted and smooth. Stir in the almond butter and whisk until smooth. Add in the sea salt and vanilla extract and again whisk to combine.
  • Set aside, leaving at room temperature, to firm up for about 30 minutes. Top the ice cream with the sauce and a few chocolate chips if desired.

Notes

*The ice cream might not need the coconut sugar depending on your personal preference; taste before adding and add after blending if desired.

Nutrition

Calories: 180kcal