Cashew and Chocolate Ice Cream Cups

True Protein Blog Avatar Fallback reviewed by our Nutrition Team 28 January 2022

A hot summers day calls for an afternoon sweet treat and this ice cream recipe is perfect!

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Cashew and Chocolate Ice Cream Cups

Makes 6 Cups

Prep time: 2-3 hours

Additional Nutritional Information per serve:

Energy (kJ): 1,146kJ

Carbohydrates: 23g

Protein: 8.5g

Fat: 16g



Base layer

1/4 cup rolled oats

10 pitted dates

2 tbs cacao powder

2 tbs sugar free maple flavoured syrup

Cashew ice cream

300mL light coconut milk

2 heaped tbs cashew butter

2 tbs sugar free maple flavoured syrup

1 scoop (30g) True Protein Vegan85 in Rich Chocolate 

3 pitted dates

Top layer

1 handful of dark chocolate, melted

1 tbs coconut oil

3 tbs dry roasted cashews, roughly chopped



  1. For the base layer, add the oats, dates, cacoa powder and maple flavoured syrup to a blender. Blend until all the ingredients are well combined. The mixture should feel slightly sticky.

  2. Using a silicone muffin mold, add a small amount of the base layer mixture to each hole, approximately 0.5-1cm in height.

  3. Wash out the blender and then add the ingredients needed to make the cashew ice cream layer. Blend for 30 to 45 seconds and then evenly pour a small amount into each hole.

  4. Put the silicone muffin mold into the freezer for 2 to 4 hours to allow the ice cream to freeze.

  5. Fill a small saucepan with water and bring to boil. Over the saucepan, place a heat proof bowl. Add the dark chocolate and coconut oil to the bowl and stir until the chocolate is completely melted.

  6. Once the chocolate has melted, take the silicone muffin mold out of the freezer, and pour the chocolate over the ice cream layer. This will fill the mold.

  7. Roughly chop the dry roasted cashews and sprinkle them on top of the chocolate before it hardens.

  8. Place the cups back in the freezer for 30 minutes and then they are ready to eat.

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