June 9, 2011

Raw Strawberry Ice Cream


I know recipes like this one have been floating around the Vegan blogosphere for a while now, but the first time I heard of "healthy ice cream" was when Dr. Oz dedicated half of his show to the move "Forks Over Knives". I thought it was a really great idea and a really nice alternative to ice creams that are loaded with refined sugars. I was actually afraid to even call this a recipe since it really takes little effort to make and you really could use any fruit you'd like. I just happened to have frozen strawberries on hand. I can't wait to try this with other flavors! If you're looking for a sweet and healthy dessert, this is definitely it!

Ingredients:
  • 2 bananas - sliced and frozen overnight
  • a pinch of cinnamon
  • Experiment with 1/4 cup of your favorite frozen fruits! I used 1/4 cup strawberries!
Add all the ingredients in a food processor and blend until well combined and creamy! Must be eaten right away or the bananas become mushy and more "banana texture" like.

Enjoy and Happy Eating!

17 comments:

  1. I think you left out strawberries somewhere in the ingredients ;)

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  2. I didn't really word it very well, but I changed it! Thank you!

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  3. This looks so yummy! And I have all the ingredients to make it right now! Yay :)

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  4. Okay I'm hooked! Mine didn't come out quite as pretty as yours, but it was so delicious! Perfect dessert without the guilt. Love it :)

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  5. I don't have a food processor. Do you think a blender would work?

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  6. VegWhoHatesTofu - Did you use frozen bananas? I'm so glad you liked it!!

    Anonymous - You could definitely try a blender! I'm sure it'll work fine!

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  7. I did. And frozen strawberries. It's probably just my food processor (or my impatience), I just ended up with lots of strawberry bits throughout. Yours looks more smooth. Anyway it was really tasty so I'm not complaining! I have a feeling I will be using this recipe a lot this summer!

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  8. I told my friends about this recipe and they begged me to post it to facebook, so I did! Can't wait to try it.

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  9. I used your idea to create a dessert for my dinner guests tonight. To the bananas I added frozen watermelon chunks,mango,lime and pineapple juice, a teaspoon coconut extract and gave this a spin in the blender. I froze everything in a shallow pan and later scooped it all back into the blender with a bit of orange juice. The results were off the chain! The texture was much like soft serve ice cream. My guests loved it!Thanks for a versatile recipe!

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  10. It does taste like banana + whatever flavorings you add! Just make sure whatever you have goes well with banana (chocolate and mint...not so much.)

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  11. I just made this and it was a-maz-ing! My food processor is old and didn't like being fed just frozen fruit so i had to add a little bit of unsweetened coconut milk to get it moving properly but the result was still fabulous! Thanks for the recipe!

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  12. Brittany - I'm glad you tried it! Isn't this the greatest healthy dessert? I can't wait to experiment with different flavors!

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  13. I was SO happy Oz had FOK on his show......I always DVR show to see whether is is pushing Salmon or Swiss Chard. Usually it's salmon & my husband laughs his ass off & makes fun of him.
    But every once in awhile it's Swiss Chard and then I think for one moment that the world might be becoming a better place......

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