EDIBLE HARMONY  – Choc chip Coconut Ice Cream

Makes 1iter
4 Frozen Bananas
6 medjool dates pitted
1/2 cup coconut oil
1 cup cacao
1/2 cup raw maple syrup
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1/2 cup cacao nibs
Extra option for a Rum and raisin option
2 teaspoons of natural rum essence
1/2 cup of raisins
In a sauce pan on the stove over a low heat melt coconut oil, maple syrup and cacao together. set a side and allow to cool.
In a Blender add bananas, medjool dates and puree.
Add cooled chocolate sauce to banana puree and blend together, adding shredded coconut and cacao nibs.
Immediately serve with extra coconut on top and fresh berries. Or place in an air tight container and place in the freezer, until you are ready to serve.
If you are trying the rum and raisin flavour once all indigents are blended together stir thru rum essence and raisins.
Enjoy this raw whole food delectable little desert, packed full of rich dense antioxidants.
 Cacao vs Cocoa
Is there really a difference between cacao and cocoa? Most people think that these two are the same and there is only a difference in the spelling. Though the two terms are related to each other, they are different.
Cacao is a bean from cacao plant. The scientific name of cacao is Theobroma cacao. Cacao pods are large in size, which grow from the limbs and trunk of the tree and the beans are seen inside the pods.
When the pods are in the tree, it is known as cacao. And Cocoa is a term that is used for the cacao seed after it has been harvested. The beans once harvested are fermented and dried and these beans are known as cocoa. In other words, cocoa is the refined or processed product of cacao.
Where cacao is raw and unadulterated, cocoa is cooked and adulterated