Strawberry Summer Frozen Treat

My poor Angel has a cold in the middle of summer. It’s hot, she’s hot, we’re all hot. And she wants ice cream.

I don’t have any. What’s a mommy to do?!

It’s So “Nice”

I’ve heard this is called “nice cream”: frozen pureed bananas with whatever other yummy add-ins you like. It is dairy-free with only natural sugars, nothing added but what you put in it. You could call it vegan or cruelty-free or all natural.

The Angel calls it ice cream. Shhh, don’t bother explaining the difference. She’s three.

I had purchased a bunch of marked down organic bananas a few days before I tried this recipe with the idea I’d chop and freeze them for future smoothies. This is less mess and more kid friendly.

Time

This takes roughly 5 minutes to put together, about 3 hours in the freezer, and just a few moments of clean up.

Ingredients

8 (old) bananas
1 cup cut strawberries
(Optional) 2 T almond milk

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Instructions

Peel bananas and place them in a blender or food processor. Puree until smooth. Add almond milk if you want to help the blending.

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Add strawberries (or blueberries or vanilla extract or chocolate chips or cookie dough or whatever you like in ice cream. … or nothing at all and just skip this step) and pulse to get them sorta chopped and stirred.

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Pour mixture into molds or loaf pan. Freeze at least 3 hours.

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How cute are these?! Picked up 4 for 25 cents at a Trinity Mission store.

Enjoy!

Review

Angel Baby was sick and she’s 3 so waiting any amount of time was not to be had.  Therefore, she got a small scoop of the unfrozen yumminess to tide her over.

We each had a scoop once it was frozen. She loved it! I can tell you that so long as it is frozen, it doesn’t taste like bananas. It was sweet but otherwise flavorless unless I got a bite of the berries, too.

If you aren’t a big fan of banana flavor, you should still try this. You might really like it!

It also has a consistency that is more like a popsicle than a creamy scoop of dairy-based ice cream. Soft enough to bite but with some of that crystalline quality. I don’t know if adding the almond milk changed it that much.

You Try

And come back here to tell us what you think.

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2 thoughts on “Strawberry Summer Frozen Treat

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