Strawberry Banana “Ice Cream”

Ice cream is my all time favorite dessert. Never mind the fact that it aggravates my asthma and can be full of fat and calories!   Lately I have been trying to eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables every day to take better care of myself, and I was thrilled to find a most inspirational website with a whole fruit recipe for an ice cream alternative. This way, I can have my “ice cream” and get in a couple fruit servings!   Living a Changed Life has lots of encouragement and recipes to help live a healthier life, so be sure to check it out!
This recipe exceeded my expectations, and everyone in my family tried it and was not disappointed.

, Strawberry Banana “Ice Cream”,

You can just use bananas alone, but there were some variation ideas, and so I added the strawberries too, yum!
Here is what you need:

2 bananas
3 strawberries
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 Tablespoon honey
1/4 to 1/2 cup milk or milk alternative (I used rice milk)
1/2 teaspoon of lemon or lime juice, optional (I added to keep the bananas fresher)

  • Prepare a tray and wash the strawberries.
  • Slice the strawberries and bananas, and spread them out on the tray. Freeze for at least several hours.
  • After they are frozen, add them all to a blender or food processor, along with the vanilla, milk, honey and juice. Blend and add more milk as necessary, mine was so thick that I ended up using almost a half a cup of rice milk.
  • When it’s thick and creamy, it’s ready to serve. I found that this amount makes 3 dessert cup servings or one large serving!
, Strawberry Banana “Ice Cream”,
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Strawberry Banana "Ice Cream"

Course Dessert, Snack
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 3
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 3 strawberries
  • 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  • 1 Tablespoon Honey
  • 1/4 to 1/2 cup milk or milk alternative I used rice milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of lemon or lime juice optional (I added to keep the bananas fresher)

Instructions

  • Prepare a tray and wash the strawberries.
  • Slice the strawberries and bananas, and spread them out on the tray. Freeze for at least several hours.
  • After they are frozen, add them all to a blender or food processor, along with the vanilla, milk, honey and juice.
  • Blend and add more milk as necessary, mine was so thick that I ended up using almost a half a cup of rice milk.
  • You may have to stop and stir the ingredients several times.

, Strawberry Banana “Ice Cream”,

It’s sweet, cold, fruity and thick, and a healthy enjoyable alternative to ice cream.

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Hope you find something you like!

6 Comments

  1. Hi! Hopping through Modest Mom Mon link up. This looks great! I am definitely going to try this. Already a follower 🙂

  2. This looks awesome and super simple. I’m going to try making it tonight. I’ve never used rice milk so I’m thinking I will try the Unsweetened Coconut Almond Milk. I think that would be amazing in it! Can’t wait to see what other recipes you have!!!

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