Make This Collagen & Protein-Packed Chickpea Ice Cream

  • Written By:Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez, The Conscious Cleanse

Ice cream and chickpeas may sound like an unlikely combo, but we bet you’ll be pleasantly surprised by this rich and creamy protein-packed treat. It’s an excellent vegan dessert loved by kids and parents alike!

Yield: 4 servings Prep Time: 15 minutes


  • ½ cup unsweetened almond milk
  • 4 ripe bananas, frozen
  • 4 Medjool dates, pitted and soaked for 30 minutes
  • ½ cup cooked chickpeas
  • ¾ cup unsweetened sunflower seed butter
  • ¼ cup raw cacao powder
  • 2 scoops EVOLUTION_18 Beauty Collagen
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • Pinch of Himalayan pink salt
  • Cacao nibs or dairy-free mini chocolate chips (such as Enjoy Life brand), for topping


  1. Place a shallow glass baking dish in the freezer for at least 1 hour.

  2. In a high-speed blender, combine the almond milk, bananas, dates, chickpeas, sunflower seed butter, Beauty Collagen, cacao powder, vanilla, and salt. Blend on medium-low speed until smooth and creamy, using the tamper to push down the mixture. Keeping the setting on low is the key to getting the proper consistency. If needed, add an extra splash of almond milk to achieve a smooth and creamy texture.

  3. Pour the mixture into the chilled glass baking dish, cover, and freeze overnight. Remove from the freezer 20 minutes prior to scooping. Serve topped with cacao nibs or chocolate chips. Ice cream can be kept in the freezer for up to 1 week.

Jo Schaalman and Jules Peláez are co-founders and authors of the books The Conscious Cleanse and The Conscious Cleanse Cookbook: Lose Weight, Heal Your Body and Transform Your Life in 14 Days, a best-selling, step-by-step guide to help you live your most vibrant life. Together they’ve led thousands of people through their online supported cleanse with their accessible and light-hearted approach. To learn more about “Jo and Jules” please visit Get their free Green Smoothie e-Cookbook for their favorite smoothie recipes and how to build your own perfect green smoothie.

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