Posted Hilliary Meisner on 9/27/2016 |Wellness Tips
As the days begin to get shorter, and the nights a bit cooler I find myself grasping to all things summer! While fall is one of my favorite times of year, I have to say it is sad to see summer come to an end. So in an effort to hold onto summer for as long as I can, I thought I would share with you one of my favorite warm weather treats!
Banana Ice Cream, or “Nice Cream” as it is more commonly referred to, is not a new thing, but it’s one of my favorite summer treats! If you Google Banana Ice Cream or “Nice Cream” a dozen recipes pop up, all of which sound and look delicious. I thought today I would share with you my basic Banana Ice Cream ratios and then give you a few different mix in and topping options! Enjoy!
Banana Ice Cream – Base Recipe
Serves 1 (Can easily be doubled or tripled)
Base Banana Ice Cream Ingredients
1 Frozen banana. When my banana start to get ripe, I peel them and freeze them in individual zip lock bags so I have them on hand for ice cream or smoothies!
2-4 Tablespoons milk of choice. I use Unsweetened Vanilla Almond Milk, start with 2 tablespoons and add up to 4 tablespoons if needed to reach desired thickness. I usually use around 4 tablespoons.
¼ Teaspoon vanilla
1. In a high-power blender or food processor, place frozen banana, 2 tablespoons of milk and vanilla.
2. Process until banana is blended and an ice cream-like texture has been achieved, add milk as needed, up to 4 tablespoons. Remember if you need to add more milk you can!
Chocolate Banana Ice Cream: Add ½ Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder to the base banana ice cream ingredients and process as above. Top with 1 Tablespoon of dark chocolate chips.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream: Add ½ Tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder and 1-2 Teaspoon of peanut butter to the base banana ice cream ingredients and process as above. Top with your favorite granola or chocolate chips.
Other Topping Suggestions:
- A drizzle of honey and dash of cinnamon
- Slivered almonds
- Fresh raspberries
- Your favorite chocolate sauce
- Unsweetened shredded coconut