Pumpkin Nice-cream with Pomegranate Cacao Sauce

It's Halloween, not that it means much to me, but today I decided to dress up. Something I usually don't do. Wanna know what I went as? Carbs. Ahahaha. We are going through a protein craze where most people fear carbs and think that carbs are going to make them fat and protein is going to increase their muscle mass. I used to be that person who drinks a protein shake at least once a day thinking (more like believing) that without that extra protein I won't build any muscle and more worse, lose the muscle I have already built. 

When I first went vegan, I was really worried about how I am going to maintain my high protein intake. As I did my research and read articles written by doctors, I realized that us humans don't need more than 6% of protein to grow or build muscle. Anyways, enough about that. I will leave that topic for time, perhaps in a video or a detailed post. Let's talk about this pumpkin N'ice cream! 

This nice-cream is similar to the pumpkin smoothie recipe I posted in the breakfast section, but it's creamier and sweeter. Plus, you have got to make the pomegranate sauce with it!! Such an incredible combination. Tarty, chocolatey, cozy, and heart-warming. That's isn't easy to get from ice cream, let alone a cruelty free one. 

p.s. by dressing up I meant I wore a t-shirt that has "carbs" written on it. 

Pumpkin N'ice Cream & Pom Sauce


N'ice cream

  • 3 frozen bananas (~320 grams)
  • 1/2 cup mashed pumpkin*
  • 3-5 pitted dates
  • Optional: 1-2 tbsp cacao powder

*steam a butternut squash/pumpkin for 40 minutes then mash it. Or use canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)

Pomegranate Cacao Sauce

  • 1 tbsp cacao powder
  • 1 tbsp date syrup or maple syrup
  • 1 tsp pomegranate molasses
  • Water to thin


  • In a bowl, mix the syrup, pomegranate molasses, and cacao powder very well
  • Start adding water slowly while mixing until it reaches the desired consistency. I used about 2 tbsp of water
  • In a vitamix, or a high-speed blender (a food processor will do the job too, just add a tiny bit of water)
  • Add all the nice cream ingredients and blend until smooth
  • Add the nice cream to a bowl and then top it with the sauce
  • Use a long thin stick or a butter knife to swirl it in