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Sugar-Free Vegan Sticky Date Cacao Pudding with Banana Nice Cream

Sugar Free Vegan Sticky Date Cacao Pudding With Banana Nice Cream

Sugar Free Vegan Sticky Date Cacao Pudding With Banana Nice Cream

The best thing about this sugar-free chocolate date pudding is that it’s so delicious, yet so easy to make. With a scoop of banana nice cream, it becomes an amazingly sweet dessert that uses the fruit’s natural sugar as a wholefood so as to avoid a blood sugar spike that regular sugary desserts offer.

Serves: 8




  • Pudding:
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups dates, pitted
  • ½ cup plant milk (almond or soy)
  • 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
  • 1 cup self-raising wholemeal flour
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ cup cacao
  • “Nice Cream”:
  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 2 Medjool dates, pitted
  • ⅛ tsp cinnamon powder
  • ¼ tsp vanilla
  1. Preheat oven to 180°C.
  2. Pour boiling water over dates and set aside for 15 mins until softened.
  3. Place softened dates, soaking water, plant milk, bicarb, flour, vanilla and cacao in food processor or high-speed blender and mix until well combined.
  4. Pour mixture into lined loaf tin. Place in oven for 40–45 mins or until skewer inserted comes out clean.
  5. For the “nice cream”, place all ingredients in high-speed blender and blend to gelato-like consistency.
  6. To serve, cut pudding into eights and serve with scoop of “nice-cream”.


Adam Guthrie

Adam is a vegan whose passion for food began with a life-threatening illness and continues today in a lifestyle built around healthy cooking and eating. Adam is a qualified chef and wellness coach who specialises in a wholefood, plant-based diet. Adam shares how to prepare delicious, healthy food for health, energy and vitality. He conducts online healthy eating and wellness programs and gives keynote talks, live cooking demonstrations and cooking classes on the subject of healthy eating and living well.