Tuesday, August 12, 2014

VEGAN ICE CREAM #TuesdayTummy


When I posted this on Instagram last week, it piqued the interest of quite a few people, and some of my friends on Facebook were even asking me if I wanted to sell them some. The thing is, making Vegan ice cream is so ridiculously EASY that I would feel like I was robbing people if I sold it. Seriously. ANYONE, whether a foodie or not, whether handy in the kitchen or not can make this because it only has ONE ingredient.

BANANAS.

Yes. That's it. I made ice cream purely out of bananas, and the secret is that you have to make sure they are frozen before you make this. You can add in stuff, like i put in chopped dates, cinnamon and vanilla extract, but the base is really just frozen bananas. Isn't that, well, BANANAS? (Sorry for the corny pun!) Anyway, here's how to get super creamy banana vegan ice cream. It looks and feels EXACTLY like real ice cream, it's crazy! I'm so excited because it was definitely a revelation for me. I was so excited when I made my first batch. It's a great, healthy alternative to regular ice cream, and although I probably will not replace the real thing for this completely (I'm sorry, I do love ice cream to much) this is something I can eat everyday! I get a serving of fruit in, plus it's disguised as dessert and it's super duper tres delicieux!

Ingredients:

Banana (plus any other fruits, nuts, whatever you wanna mix in towards the end)

How to:


  • Cut two bananas into coin sized pieces and freeze overnight.
  • Place frozen banana in a food processor and pulse. It will look weird and grainy at first but keep going until it becomes smooth and creamy.
  • When smooth and creamy, add your mix-ins. Strawberries are good, as well as nuts, or even a scoop of nutella or peanut butter. This is where you can keep it healthy or go wild. 
  • Mix with a spatula or wooden spoon.
  • At this point, you can eat your ice cream and it will have the consistency of soft serve, but if you want it more like scooped ice cream, put it in a container and back in the freezer for a few more hours.
  • Once frozen, place a couple of scoops in a bowl and enjoy! I like mine with a tablespoon of melted peanut butter!


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