It’s National Ice Cream Day. But what do you do if you cannot eat the sugar, dairy or eggs in regular ice cream for health reasons?
No More Ice Cream? Oh No!!!!
What does an ice cream lover do when forced to give up sugar, dairy and eggs for health reasons?
Well, in my case the first thing I did was cry — a lot.
Then I tried moderation. I really love my ice cream, so cutting back was having it once a week instead of every day. That didn’t work.
So I gave it up. I stopped eating ice cream and I even gave up making the wonderful family recipes developed by my mother.
It took awhile to try the ice cream made with frozen bananas because I was sure there was no way that stuff tasted like ice cream. When I finally decided to try I burned out two blenders before I found a Ninja to help me learn how to do it right. Together we discovered wonderful frozen desserts that are gluten-free, low in fat and sugar and if you use almond milk or another dairy free alternative, vegan. I call them fruit creams with flavors such as not only the luscious cherry included here, but also chocolate, strawberry, blueberry, cherry chocolate, egg nog, pumpkin and peanut butter chip.
Cherry Fruit Cream
Delicious fruit cream full of cherry flavor. Of course you may pit and freeze your own cherries, but buying already frozen is easier. If you want chunks of cherries in your cream you may cut one half cup of the cherries in half and add after you turn off the blender.
1 cup frozen mashed banana
1 cup frozen sweet cherries
½ cup almond milk or other milk of your choice
1 teaspoon almond extract Directions:
1. Add all ingredients to blender container.
2. Blend on high speed (# 3 if using a Ninja) until thick and creamy. You may need to stop the blender and scrape down the sides a few times during processing.
3. Serve now as soft serve or put in a carton and freeze until firm.
Want to have some Frozen Fun?
The best thing about ice cream is that is fun to make and of course fun to eat. I put my love of ice cream and summertime fun into a Kindle book called Frozen Fun. For more dairy free recipes as well as my mother’s old fashioned recipes with milk, eggs and heavy cream visit the Kindle Store to buy your copy today.
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