The #1 Ingredient You Need to Make Healthy Ice Cream at Home

Dessert will never be the same again

If you’re looking for a healthier way to satisfy your sweet tooth, you have to try banana ice cream.

It’s so rich, creamy, sweet, and decadent, you won’t even realize the dairy and added sugar are missing! It’s made simply from frozen bananas, which serve as the sweet and creamy base. You can then add in additional ingredients to make any flavor your heart desires.

Flavor Options

Almond Chocolate: 2 to 3 teaspoons cocoa powder + 1 tablespoon almond butter

Chocolate: 1 tablespoon cocoa powder

Carob: 2 to 3 teaspoons carob powder

Date: 3 to 4 pitted dates + 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

Strawberry Mint: 1 cup frozen strawberries + 6 mint leaves

Coconut: 1 tablespoon coconut butter or shredded coconut

 Almond Ginger: 1 tablespoon almond butter or 1 teaspoon almonds + 1/2 inch piece peeled ginger

Almond Chocolate Banana Ice Cream Recipe

Serves 1

Prep Time: <5 minutes

Banana N’ice Cream Base

  • 2 frozen bananas*
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla

Almond Chocolate Add-In

  • 2 to 3 teaspoon cocoa powder
  • 1 tablespoon almond butter

Directions

  1. Place all ingredients (banana n’ice cream base plus the add-in ingredients of your choice) in a high speed blender and blend on high until soft-serve ice cream consistency is reached, which should be about 30 to 60 seconds.
  2. Taste to determine if you want to add more of any add-ins, and re-blend if needed. Otherwise, simply spoon out and serve!

*Peel overripe bananas, break in half, and put in a zip-top freezer bag. Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight. It’s a good idea to leave a big batch of frozen bananas in your freezer, so you have some on hand when the mood strikes.

By Maria Marlowe

Source: fitnessmagazine.com

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