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National Ice Cream Day (Dairy Free Version)

This being National Ice Cream Day I couldn’t resist celebrating with one of my favorite flavors of fruit cream.
Carrot Cake Fruit Cream
 Carrot Cake Fruit Cream Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Carrot Cake Fruit Cream
Copyright 2015 by R.A. Robbins
Ingredients
  • 2 cups frozen mashed bananas
  • ½ cup coconut milk beverage (in the carton)
  • ½ teaspoon cinnamon
  • ¼ cup finely grated carrots (about 1 small)
  • ¼ cup crushed pineapple (drained)
  • ⅛ cup finely chopped walnuts
Instructions
  1. Add bananas and coconut milk to blender container of a high-speed blender such as a Ninja or a Vita Mix. Pulse a few times then process on high until ingredients are well blended and look like ice cream. If your bananas are frozen very hard, you may have to stop a few times and scrape them down.
  2. Remove blade and stir in remaining ingredients. You may pour the ice cream into a bowl to do this if desired.
  3. The ice cream is now the consistency of soft serve. I suggest putting it in the freezer for a couple of hours to allow the flavors to blend.

Want more recipes like this one?  Frozen Fun:  25 Dairy and Dairy Free Ice Cream Recipes is available at Espirational Books and Gifts.

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A Cold Smoothie for a Hot Day

Choco-nana peanut butter smoothie
Image copyright 2012 by R.A. Robbins

Smoothies have replaced ice cream for us.  To make one of our favorites I combine:

  • 1 cup almond milk
  • 1 frozen banana
  • 2 Tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 Tablespoons flax seed meal
  • 2 Tablespoons natural peanut butter (optional)
  • 1 Stevia packet (optional)
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla.

Process in blender adding enough ice cubes to make it as thick as you like.  This will make two large servings.  Enjoy!

Now it’s your turn.  What’s your favorite smoothie flavor?