I went strawberry picking a couple of times in the last couple of weeks and wanted to share some of the recipes I've been making. Today it's a healthy and dairy-free strawberry banana ice cream. It's sweet from the ripe strawberries and bananas, but I added some honey for a little more sweetness. It's not necessary, but you know I like my things sweet!
This recipe only uses four ingredients and a food processor! FOUR! You can't go wrong with such a simple recipe that makes some killer ice cream. I'm such a sucker for pretty colored food, I just want to go on and on about it. Lucky for you, I tend to run out of descriptive words quickly so I would have to cut it short.
To get the food processor moving with all of the frozen fruit, I added a few big splashes of Almond Breeze almondmilk. I used the original, but the vanilla flavored would be an awesome addition! Other than that, the food process does all of the work. It's pretty quick too!
With Almond Breeze partnering up and becoming an official sponsor of this year's USA Volleyball team, it's only right that I serve up a healthy version of ice cream using almondmilk. This recipe is healthy and a super refreshing treat especially after a hard day out on the sand showing off some serious volleyball skills. I don't have sand near by which makes me extremely jealous but I still have a refreshing strawberry banana ice cream to cool me down after being outside with the kiddo. Kids are hard work too!
I have to giggle. Lucian is going through a stage where he wants to eat a few bites of his food and save the rest. It happened again today when we were eating this strawberry banana ice cream. He had a few bites after I had to get him a new spoon. He did not like that I had licked the spoon before him and refused to eat off that one (can't blame him, I'm the same way). He says to me, "mom, will you save this for me?" I said sure and then ate it, but don't tell him. He would be so angry with me!
Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
- 3 medium bananas peel removed, cut into thirds, and frozen
- 2 ½ cups strawberries hulled and frozen
- ½ cup Almond Breeze Original Almondmilk
- 1 - 2 T. honey
- In a food processor, add in the banana chunks, strawberries, almondmilk, and honey. Turn on high and let it run until the mixture resembles ice cream. Stop it occasionally to stir it and mix it around with a spatula.
- Once the ice cream is completely creamy, place into a freezer-safe bowl and place into the freezer for 2 - 3 hours until firm. Mine sat for about 1 hour and was able to hold shape, but was incredibly soft.
- Scoop out with an ice cream scoop and serve!
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