Since the weather has warmed up I have been playing around with making vegan ice cream and I am pretty much addicted to it. To make ice-cream (or technically frozen dessert) you have two choices: you can make it in your Vitamix blender if you are lucky enough to have one, or you can make it in your food processer.
The secret behind the ice-cream is bananas, those old brown spotted overripe ones that you picked up at the grocery store, peeled and threw in a bag in the freezer. You did do that didn’t you? You would think an ice-cream made from bananas would taste like, well, bananas, wouldn’t you? Well it does and it doesn’t. If you keep the ice-cream frozen and eat it while it is really cold you will get the taste of the other fruit you have added, in this recipe peaches. If you let it melt a little you will be reminded that this truly delicious creamy ice-cream is really just frozen bananas and fruit.
I have made this ice cream with blueberries, raspberries and strawberries. If you can get hold of some vegan chocolate chips you might throw a few into the strawberry one for an extra surprise bonus.
By the way, you can make this same ice cream with a champion juicer if you have a blank plate in it. It is even more wonderful because it looks like swirly ice cream, but the blended stuff if pretty darn great too.
This recipe comes from a site called blender happy, and the gal who runs it sure seems to know her smoothies and ice creams.
• 1 cup frozen strawberry slices
• 1 cup frozen peach slices
• 1 frozen banana
• 1 cup vanilla almond milk
1. Add all ingredients to your blender.
2. Turn blender on variable speed 2 and using the tamper, push down the fruit.
3. Slowly increase the speed to 6.
4. Blend approx 20-30 seconds or until you reach the desired consistency.