Monday, March 5, 2012

Dairy-free Ice Cream, say what????

So simple. I can't even take credit for this one. J found a recipe from another food blog and once I started looking around I found tons of recipes.
Alright, are you ready?

2 bananas
a heaping tablespoon of peanut butter
a teaspoon or so of cocoa powder
a quarter teaspoon of almond extract

cut bananas into chunks, place in rectangular plastic container, and freeze for at least 45 minutes

remove from freezer and combine with other ingredients in a food processor or blender

pulse until all chunks of banana are gone and goo has relatively uniform consistency

return to the same plastic container (careful with the processor blade)

freeze until the goo is ice creamy to the touch - about 20 more minutes.

scoop and serve!

The combinations really are endless here. The pureed frozen banana becomes creamy and makes a great base. Consider any of the following:
adding other frozen fruit or berries
crunching up cookies and adding them near the end
switching almond for vanilla or orange extract
lemon zest
fresh or toasted chopped walnuts or pecans
maple syrup


  1. this does sound good!

  2. Bananas are a fluffy fruit! They will also thicken up shakes really well.

  3. I really love this idea! and I love your blog!!
    However I've been saving recipes in word documents because I struggle to read the green text on the purple background.. I hope that i okay....

  4. Thanks, Lydia. I'm really glad you let me know.
    I'm currently working on a total overhaul of the blog and will be rolling out the changes in the next couple of months, hopefully.
    Keep reading! But more importantly, keep cooking!