Non-Dairy Ice Cream
Who knew that bananas were so versatile?? So versatile that on their own, just one ingredient, they can satisfy that desire for ice cream that many people have. The best part is that they also make a great base to make any flavour that you wish, even a banana split or a chocolate berry sundae or a cone with nut sprinkles....
BONUS: a use for the bananas that you didn't get to eat this week and they are starting to ripen more than you prefer - hurry, put them in the freezer (cut into 3 or 4 pieces first) in an airtight resealable bag and when that sweet tooth urge kicks in you are ready to make your non-dairy ice cream.
- frozen ripe bananas (3)
- if you like your ice cream very plain you can stop there or carry on with any / all of the following:
- 1/8 - 1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla flavouring
- 2 tablespoons cacao powder (or cocoa, your choice)
- any frozen berries that you have available
- 1 - 2 tablespoons peanut butter or equivalent peanut butter powder
- a pinch of salt is very nice in all flavours
- place the frozen bananas in a food processor and process for 1 to 2 minutes before adding any other ingredients you wish to add and then continue to process for another minute
- if you need a bit of moisture to help the frozen bananas get started, a 1/4 cup of plant based milk can be added
This will give you a soft serve ice cream and if you prefer it very hard you can put it back in the freezer for a half an hour before scooping it out. Soft serve is our preference. Topping possibilities are endless, use what you have around, fresh or frozen berries, maple syrup, nuts, chopped dates.... Which reminds me, dates, in case you didn't know this already, dates make a great caramel substitute... check online for amazing recipes using whole dates (take out the pit) and they can even be another "one ingredient" recipe as a sauce for a topping.
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