"Ice Cream" without the guilt

This yummy treat is the grand finale to any meal. Yes, you can even have this dessert after breakfast without the guilt. This ‘ice cream’ is not ice cream at all, but it sure mimics the look and feel. It leaves your sweet tooth satisfied, but it doesn’t come with all the guilt of eating a big bowl of traditional ice cream.

You can make this yummy vegan treat with only frozen bananas, but there are many ways to jazz it up.

In a blender, blend 2-4 frozen bananas (when the bananas are very ripe, remove the peel, place in a plastic bag and freeze). You might need to add a very small amount of water when blending to push things along.

To jazz up the dessert, you can add any of the following to the blender with the frozen bananas:
– Organic vanilla, peppermint or almond extract
– almonds, pecans, or walnuts
– a big scoop of organic peanut butter or almond butter (tahini is yummy too!)
– raw cocoa powder
– organic honey or agave nectar for an extra sweet treat

To top off this treat, you can add any of the following once the ‘ice cream’ is in the bowl:
– fresh fruit
– chopped nuts

You can also layer the ‘ice cream’ like a parfait and enjoy it between layers of yumminess.

Enjoy this guilt free dessert, and let me know what toppings and additions make your treat a success!

Eat well,
carolyn

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