Fresh Fruit "Ice Cream"
It’s finally warming up! The northeast dealt with one brutal winter and an unusually winter-like spring! Sometime ago, I posted a recipe on banana “ice cream”. A delicious and guilt-free treat for warm afternoons!
The basic idea was to take a frozen banana and puree it in your food processor until it becomes creamy, kind of like ice cream. I wasn’t really sure it would work, but the first time I tried it, low and behold, I had a smooth, creamy, ice cream like treat that my daughter and husband couldn’t get enough of. And the only ingredient was frozen bananas! This time I used frozen strawberries for one recipe and strawberry/banana for another. One word... success!!!
Try experimenting a bit, Try adding some mixed frozen fruit, strawberries, raspberries, blackberries and blueberries, with the banana.
Strawberry Ice Cream
2 cups chopped strawberries
1-2 tsp sugar, stevia or tbs of agave, optional
Chop strawberries in half. Freeze strawberries. Put frozen strawberries into a food processor and blend. You may need to scrape down the sides a few times.
Keep blending until it smooths out into soft serve strawberry ice cream. Eat immediately or freeze for later. Serve with your favorite toppings. Freeze whatever is uneaten!
Strawberry & Banana Ice Cream
1-2 Frozen Bananas (cut into chunks) Handful of frozen strawberries (cut into smaller chunks if they are whole) Splash of whole milk (Use more or less depending on how many people you are trying to serve!) this was enough for about 3 servings!
Put bananas and strawberries in your food processor and blend together. You have to let it process for a while. It will seem at first like it’s not going to get creamy, but when you get to that point, add a splash of milk, and keep going. The end result that you are looking for is nice and creamy, just like ice cream! But without any added sweetener!