I try to consume very little to no dairy…mainly just because I think other alternatives are healthier and taste better (almond milk…mmmm!!). AND it gives me the opportunity to experiment with new flavors, ingredients, and ideas which I LOVE 🙂
I was craving something sweet yesterday and I came up with this brilliant idea for “ice cream”. I know you will love it as much as we did and kids would go crazy over it!!!! Oh…did I mention it is healthy?? How about that it took me less than a minute to make?? Well both are true and I can’t wait to try more varieties!!
Last fact: It is raw in addition to vegan 🙂
- 1/4 cup raw almonds
- 1/2 cup cold water
- 3-4 ice cubes
- 3-4 dates (adjust for sweetness of your liking)
- 2-3 Tbs honey (again, adjust for sweetness of your liking)
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 6-8 frozen strawberries
- 2 small or 1 large frozen banana**
Put almonds, water, ice, dates (or honey), and vanilla in a high-powered blender (I have and recommend a Nutribullet) and whirl away until it appears white and frothy. Add in strawberries and banana and blend again until all incorporated well 🙂
You can eat it right away or place it in the freezer for 15 minutes if you want a harder ice cream.
**Frozen banana tip/warning: make sure you peel them before you freeze them!!!!! Otherwise you are never getting that peel off!!! Haha I always keep a ziploc of frozen bananas because A. they keep longer and B. its a great addition to any smoothie or shake!
Eat. Enjoy. Love.