Beautiful, bright pink ice cream with all the taste minus the unhealthy fats and artificial junk found in most ice creams. Best of all – it took me 5 minutes in a food processor and voila!
- 1,5 ripe bananas, cut into thirds and frozen (I always have a large bag of frozen banana pieces in my freezer)
- 1.5 cup of ripe strawberries, frozen (wash and chop off the stems before placing them in a bag in the freezer)
- liquid sweetener to taste (In this batch, I didn’t use any sweetener as the fruit was sweet enough. Sometimes the strawberries are not sweet enough though, so in that case, use agave syrup, honey, maple syrup or stevia)
- Just enough dairy-free milk to aid processing (I use almond, but rice/soya or coconut milk will work wonderfully too)
Put all frozen fruit into your food processor and pulse until broken up. Keep scraping down and pulsing. Once fruit is broken into small pieces, turn on the food processor and as the blades are turning, pour in 1/4 cup milk and keep processing. Scrape down in between to make sure it all gets processed. After a while, add your sweetener and another 1/4 cup milk and keep processing. Keep doing this until your mixture turns into perfect ice cream texture. If you add too much liquid at once, it will turn into soft serve texture, so add milk slowly and rather process a bit longer. Serve and enjoy!
Left over ice cream can be stored in the freezer. It does freeze into a solid block though so allow it to thaw a bit before eating or pop it into the microwave until it reaches the desired texture.
I want some now!
I can absolutely not believe how this tastes exactly like conventional dairy chocolate milk! It takes only a few minutes to make a batch and it can then be stored in the fridge for at least 5 days. All the taste without the unhealthy fats and sugar:)
I use erythritol/stevia mixture to sweeten it, but agave, date syrup, rice syrup, honey etc can all be used. I do suggest adding a teaspoon of pure vanilla extract – it just makes it perfect.
These are so quick to whip up and taste absolutely delicious. I use them for burgers instead of rolls sometimes – they are so much more flavourful and interesting than plain bread. I use them as wraps and roll it up in foil for when I go out and I sometimes use them instead of roti for curry too:) I don’t use any grains in them as I use only gram/chickpea/besan flour and no rice flour at all. They are packed with chickpea protein to keep you fuller for longer:)
Give it a try!
This has become a morning staple for Malcolm and me – we just love the sweet refreshing flavours… In season, when the fruit is at it’s sweetest, I buy tons of seedless red grapes and strawberries, wash them and pop them into freezer bags and into the freezer. That way I have a stock of lovely grapes and strawberries for smoothies all year round:)
Ingredients (Makes about two 500ml smoothies to serve two)
- 3 golden delicious apples, cored and quartered (do not peel – you want the fibre)
- half a frozen banana
- 1 large handful of frozen strawberries
- about 7-8 frozen red grapes
- agave, stevia, xylitol, erythritol to taste (your sweetener of choice – use sugar if not concerned about sugar intake). I usually use 2-3 teaspoons
- Cold water (from fridge) until desired consistency is reached (I use about 275ml, but this depends how thick or thin you like your smoothies)
- add chia seeds, flaxseeds, walnuts etc as desired (I like 2 tablespoons of chia seeds or 1 tablespoon of whole flaxseeds)
Pop fruit into your blender along with water. Always start with less water – maybe 1 cup – and add as needed. Blend until completely liquidised. You may need to give it a nudge and poke with a spoon here and there to scrape it down. Taste. Add sweetener and optional extras like seeds to suit your taste.
Grab a straw and go!