icecream

So in a world where not everyone gets to eat ice cream (me) because it is always made with milk and not everyone loves to have milk in their lives (me), this “ice cream” recipe is nothing short of heroic. You know, for dairy-free gals (like me).

My friend Liz mentioned banana ice cream Sunday morning at brunch; by that night, I was googling up a storm and after reading a handful of recipes on pinterest, I came up with my own. So as I watched Miss America last night, I made ice cream.

And y’all. It tasted AMAZING. I immediately decided I needed you to know all about it because that’s what friends do for each other. Share recipes that are a blessing.

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So here’s what you need:

Frozen bananas. (I keep them in the freezer all the time for smoothies, so trust me, it didn’t break my heart to use smoothie bananas for ICE CREAM BANANAS because praise the Lord.)photo 2

Cocoa powder. (I wish I had some fancy organic kind, but I don’t. Hershey’s. Real life, people.)

Peanut butter. (I used Good Spread… you may have seen me mention is this weekend on instagram, but y’all. This stuff is soooo delicious. You need some. Tell them I sent you and thank me later.)

THE NINJA. (Or an equally powerful blender. But I love my NINJA, and you would love one, too.)

Almond milk. (Like, a splash.)

So because I was only making one serving of ice cream, I used my “one seater” – which is the bizarre nickname I’ve given to my single serving blender cup that comes with THE NINJA.

I put in:

  • one frozen banana
  • one spoonful of cocoa powder
  • one spoonful of good spread peanut butter
  • a splash of almond milk

Seriously. It was that easy. And how cute is the little one seater that clicks on to the blender base?!? I know. I love it. And I use it ALL THE TIME.

blending

And then you mix it and blend it until it is the consistency you want. The more frozen the bananas, the better. And if it is too mushy for you after you have blended it, let it sit in the freezer for a few hours and it will harden up like real ice cream.

frosty

As for me? It was a blessing to have something the same consistency as a Wendy’s Frosty because I miss those, so I was okay that it was “soft serve.”yum

I mean. How is that beautiful ice cream even REAL? And dairy free! And made of natural things! And fairly healthy! And PCOS-friendly! AND OH SO TASTY!

And because you have been my friend a long time, I’m posting this next picture. Do you know what that face says? That face says, “Seriously. You need to try this because it is SO GOOD and it is taking all the self-control I have to not devour this entire bowl before you can say DAIRY FREE SELFIE.”

face

You’re welcome for that late-Sunday-night-Annie-face photo. And yes, I have dark spots on my cheek. And yes, I saw a dermatologist. And yes, she told me it’s part of getting older and I almost passed out because I barely feel like an adult and this woman is telling me MY FACE IS AGING?

I need more ice cream.

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What other ingredients have you tried/would you try in banana ice cream? Expand my horizons! Try the recipe and let me know what you think!

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