Monday, February 25, 2013

I Scream, You Scream

I'll take salty over sweet any day but once in a blue moon I really want ice cream. It's typically something I crave when I should be drinking more water. I always feel guilty though, high fat, high sugar, means higher numbers on the scale. We've been following a whole foods diet lately and cutting out sugar and dairy, which I'm learning that I may be allergic to after all. This means ice cream is not only a no no but practically a never going to happen again. So what to do? Why get creative of course!

This "ice cream" has neither dairy or sugar in it but it certainly satisfies the real ice cream cravings in our house. Even my ice cream obsessed husband (his dad used to lock it up in a freezer and keep it from him and his brother, but that's another story) says that he would choose this over the real deal because this version is sans guilt.

Non-dairy Almost Ice Cream

A rich, creamy, flavorful non-dairy ice cream. This recipe serves 2, 4 or one ice cream obsessed husband.

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas which are no longer green tipped
  • 2 generous tablespoons of nut butter of your choice
  • 1/2c coconut milk
  • 1.5t vanilla
  • 4-5 coconut date rolls
  • ice

Preparation

  1. add all ingredients to the blender

  2. blend (we love our Blendtec for this)

  3. serve
  4. that's it!

Tips:

We learned that the date rolls worked better than dates as the dates didn't break down as well in the blender.