Sunday, 8 May 2016

banana-berry nice-cream




Summer has finally decided to rear it's lovely little head here in Belfast, this can mean only one thing - ICE-CREAM!

None of the shops local to me sell vegan ice-cream (yet-!!) so I decided to whip up some nice-cream using only fruit and a tiny bit of coconut milk - this more than satisfied my sweet tooth and left me feeling relatively guilt free. 

Ingredients:
  • 3 frozen bananas - peel and chop before freezing
  • Handful of frozen mixed berries 
  • Punnet of fresh blueberries
  • Handful of fresh strawberries
  • Any dairy free mylk - coconut, almond, rice and soy mylks are all good for this!
  • Poppy seeds for topping - this is all I had, however any nut/seed combo will work.
  • Fruit for topping

Method:

Using a high speed blender, blend together all of the fruits with a dash of coconut milk. Bear in mind that it's better to add a little milk at first then increase if needed, if too much is added the mixture will take on a smoothie consistency as opposed to ice-cream. Once blended spoon into a bowl and top with fresh fruit and your choice of nuts/seeds, et voila! DIG IN. 

There are endless possibilities where nice-cream is concerned so I'll definitely experiment more in future! I think I'll try it using frozen mango next, and possibly some frozen avocado to add some extra creaminess :) 
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