Summer has been oddly hot here in Michigan so I am actually ready for the cool breeze that is blowing through my windows right now. That means I don’t have to run the air conditioner. That means, I can breathe. [Read more…]
Making ice cream treats healthier
Summer is here and the days are already getting long and hot. It’s the perfect time for ice cream. However, too much ice cream and you and your family will be consuming too much fat and sugar. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a way to make ice cream treats at home and to make them healthier? Guess what, there is. Take a look at these great ideas. You’ll be able to keep your children busy making and eating healthy ice cream treats. [Read more…]
Cool and creamy. Green and dreamy.
It has taken me weeks to get this ice cream in order. There was quite a bit of trial and error and plenty of those ‘back to the drawing board’ moments. Actually, I almost scrapped the idea until I had this bright idea. Since I don’t have an ice cream maker and I wanted to do something different for this ice cream that did not involve frozen bananas, I had to experiment a little.
If you’ve ever enjoyed green tea at an asian restaurant, than I feel you are going to be truly happy with this creation.
That’s what I believe, anyway 😉
Dairy free. Sugar free. Can easily be made vegan. Lowish carb. Clean eating. 100% healthy goodness.
All week we have been celebrating the wonderful world of chocolate. Earlier in the week I shared with you an easy recipe for making homemade chocolate ice cream using bananas. Today’s recipe is another banana chocolate ice cream, with a few simple twists. Today we’ll make Homemade All Natural Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream by adding some all natural peanut butter and changing the amounts of cocoa powder.
It also pairs nicely with chocolate cake… and if you are feeling naughty, break up one of the sugar-free all natural chocolate peanut butter cookies and sprinkle it on top. YUM!
This is my favorite way to make ice cream with banana’s because it reminds me of a peanut butter cup.
Do you make homemade ice cream? What are some of your favorite methods and flavors?
- 4 frozen bananas
- 3 TBSP cocoa powder
- 2 tsp real vanilla
- 1 TBSP all natural peanut butter
- Put all ingredients in food processor and blend for a few seconds.
- Don’t blend too long or your frozen ice cream will turn to liquid.
- You can serve immediately or put in bowl with lid and put back in freezer.
I kept seeing this pin floating around Pinterst that had a plastic bag with bananas on the top half and then a bowl of ice cream on the bottom half. I did some searching for this healthy homemade ice cream and realized everyone put something different in but I always found that it was something I didn’t have on hand at the time.
Honestly, I had forgotten about it for a good six months. My Pinterest account is pretty old – we’re talking Beta tester old. And I don’t always win on Pinterest. Check out my “Cotton Candy Cake” Pinterest Fail.
When my freezer started to become overloaded with bananas that had started to get too rip and I had started to get bored of smoothies I knew it was time to test out making this banana ice cream.