Tuesday, March 29, 2011
recipe: healthy all-natural ice cream
I'm not sure I can call this a recipe because it's so darn easy. And I'm not sure I can call this ice cream because it consists of just one ingredient and is dairy and sugar free. I'll just call it a guide to creating an insanely good frozen treat.
Here's what you'll need:
That's right. Just one ripe banana. Cut it into small pieces and throw it in the freezer for 2-3 hours, or until completely frozen solid.
Once frozen, throw it into a food processor and blend.
It'll look like the above at the beginning (this is after about a minute of pulsing). So keep going and scrape the edges back into the middle along the way.
After another minute or so of blending, add any extra ingredients or flavors that you love. Some additions I've tried have been:
Scoop of unsweetened dark cocoa powder
Spoonful of nut (peanut or almond) butter
1 Tablespoon instant coffee
Blend until your mixture is creamy and smooth and resembles the image above.
Scoop into a bowl and devour by itself or sprinkle some cacao nibs for a little yummy crunch.