Healthy Ice Cream

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Easy and healthy are not always words that go together. But now it does! Vegan, gluten free and dairy free if you like.
A couple of weeks ago I came across an ice cream making video. It took me back to being a little girl, making ice cream and healthy juices for the family with the new machine we had just got. It was so exciting and fascinating for the once little girl. The ice cream was always so yummy. We would eat it straight after making it.
So, why not try this quick and easy ice cream. It’s a great way to get the kids to eat fruit and any time delicious treat too.
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Fresh fruit ice cream
3 frozen bananas
3 – 4 tablespoons milk
1 tablespoon peanut butter, optional
1 tablespoon cocoa powder, optional
Step 1:
Peel and slice bananas. Place the sliced bananas in a container or a plastic bag and pop into the freezer until solid.
Step 2:
Place the frozen bananas into the food processor and blitz until it forms a paste. Add the milk and blitz again.
Keeping it super healthy, place the mixture into a freezer safe container and serve when you ready! The ice cream can be eaten immediately.
Step 3:
Taking this one step further, you can add your optional extras. Peanut butter, nuts, chocolate chips, caramel, cocoa powder, etc. If you adding a paste, like peanut butter, give the ice cream another blitz to get it all well combined. Mix well if you adding nuts and chocolate. The ice cream is ready to serve or freeze it for later.
I drizzled chocolate sauce and honey when I served this up… delish!
Notes:
– you can use a variety of fruit to make your ice cream, just make sure it’s frozen.
– bananas and other very sweet fruit require no sugar at all.
– use any milk you prefer
– you can leave out the milk for a dairy free option. This might not work with other fruit as bananas have a high pectin level and is much creamier.
– it is preferable to freeze the mixture in a shallow dish rather than a deep one as it does take some time to soften. Saying that I guess it will also depend on how warm your place is.
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