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Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Homemade (Healthy) Ice Cream

1. Banana Split Ice Cream
2. Cinnamon Swirl Peach Ice Cream
3. Rocky Road Ice Cream
4. Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream
5. Island Ice Cream
6. Chocolate Covered Apricot Ice Cream

 We're moving far away in two short days, but I keep finding things to do other than the important move related stuff. Queen of procrastination right here. At least todays distraction tastes AMAZING. And, like most of my fabulous ideas, this explanation begins with: There's this pin on pinterest...and it looks something like this:
Picture Courtesy of newbornmama.blogspot.com
So basically it's this one ingredient ice cream, and the star of the show? Bananas. Yep. Slice 'em, freeze 'em, blend 'em! The texture is just like that of real ice cream! And, you don't have to eat just a plain ol' frozen banana treat. You can add in pretty much anything you want. I know peanut butter and almond butter are two popular additions, but this morning I tried a whole bunch of creations and I'm still coming up with more that I'd like to try! Here's one that's perfect for summer time and appeals to the health concious:
My husbands favorite is the banana split concoction whereas mine would probably have to be the dark chocolate peanut butter flavor. Next time, I want to try adding a gob of nutella and a handful of maraschino cherries to some plain banana ice cream! Or... serve plain banana ice cream inside a miniature graham cracker pie crust and topped with whip cream and drizzled with caramel. Oh yes, now we're talking! The flavors we came up with today all began with plain banana ice cream and ended with the following mix-ins:

Banana Split- Chopped strawberries and nuts, chocolate chips; topped with chocolate syrup and a cherry.

Cinnamon Swirl Peach- Chopped peaches and melted cinnamon chips; topped with a peach slice.

Rocky Road- Tiny bit of cocoa powder, slivered almonds and marshmallows

Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter- Tiny bit of dark cocoa powder, and a gob of peanut butter

Chocolate covered Apricot- Chopped chocolate covered apricots

Island Ice Cream- Shredded coconut and slivered almonds topped with coconut and whole almonds

Chocolate Covered Strawberry- Tiny bit of cocoa, chopped strawberries topped with chocolate syrup

Mixed Berry- Thawed frozen berries (black berries, raspberries, blue berries and strawberries)


  1. Jessica, just lovely. It would be great if you linked in to Food on Friday: Ice cream and sorbets. The showcases from this Food on Friday have not yet been selected. This link will take you to my home page where you will find a sidebar with links to all the different Food on Fridays. So that I know you have linked and can be sure to pin to the board I have for each one, please do leave a short comment. Cheers

  2. So funny, I just heard about this idea from another of the moms in my son's playgroup. But all she added to banana was coco powder. Yours sound much more exciting.

  3. Hi Jessica, thanks for stopping by and linking in. I have now signed up to follow you. I do hope you'll follow Carole's Chatter, too. Cheers