Friday, March 16, 2012

Toasted Coconut Banana Marshmallow Tartufo

I remember when I was little I told my Dad I had a genius idea. "Why don't people sell individual scoops of ice cream you can eat just like that!" After hearing this he took us to a "surprise" location. It was an italian cafe that sold little tartufos in packages. Ok ok, I get the message, geez!

I am going a little bananas over this marshmallow root powder from Mountain Rose Herbs. I just can't stop using it! The powder gives the ice cream a marshmallow-y flavour which goes so well with the toasted coconut and it keeps it from getting too hard in the freezer. 

2 bananas (frozen and sliced)
1/3 cup full fat coconut milk
3 tbsp brown rice protein powder (I used vanilla flavoured)

1 cup of unsweetened, shredded coconut, toasted

*To toast the coconut, just put coconut shreds in a frying pan over medium heat and stir constantly until it turns a golden colour.*

Blend the bananas and coconut milk in a food processor. Stir in protien powder and marshmallow root powder, place in a tupperware container and freeze for about 1 hour. Remove from the freezer and stir up. You will notice it is a lot more thicker. Scoop out ice cream with a spoon and use another spoon to smooth it out. (You could also use one of those nifty ice cream scoopers that scrapes the spoon for you). Slip into the toasted coconut and coat evenly. Repeat until you have no more ice cream. Freeze for another 2 hours. Enjoy!

Makes about 8

coconut nesting

Close up coconut

tartufo piece...

Should I eat it?

Or smash it!


  1. What a smart, simple idea! I love the color and texture of these. Makes you want to grab one off the screen and pop it in your mouth.

  2. i love these little banana bites with marshmallow root powder! i'm surprised you didn't have to use any sweetener, but i'm sure the bananas and the coconut milk add plenty of flavor!

    1. and the protein powder we used already had stevia in it. So there was no need!

  3. oh yum, these look and sound delicious! So wonderfully creative of you.

  4. 3 Studies SHOW How Coconut Oil Kills Fat.

    This means that you actually burn fat by eating Coconut Fats (including coconut milk, coconut cream and coconut oil).

    These 3 researches from big medicinal magazines are sure to turn the conventional nutrition world upside down!