Simple trick to make your homemade ice cream without adding sugar

Homemade ice cream without adding sugar

Did you know that ice cream can be made without adding sugar? Since many commercial varieties are high in added sugar and saturated fat, savoring a frozen dessert can feel like a guilty experience rather reserved for special occasions. But here’s the simple trick to make your homemade ice cream without adding sugar: banana. If you blend up one of these banana-based versions of your favorite ice cream, every day can be an ice cream day! Try one of these tonight!

STRAWBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM


STRAWBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM
This is an absolute must-try: bananas, strawberry, and fragrant vanilla. 

STRAWBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM RECIPE



What You Need:


↪2 bananas, cut into 1″ slices
↪¹/₂ cup frozen strawberries, sliced
↪2 tbsp whipping cream
↪¹/₂ tsp vanilla

What You Do:
  • Put your banana slices on a plate in a single layer, with room between each slice. Freeze for at least 2 hours, or even overnight.
  • Remove frozen strawberries and bananas from the freezer and place into a food processor. Blend until the mixture has reached the consistency of soft serve ice cream.
  • Add the cream and vanilla. Blend until well-combined and smooth.
  • Transfer ice cream to a freezer container and freeze until completely solid.
  • When you want your ice cream, just scoop and serve!

BANANA CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM


BANANA CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM
Chocolate lovers, rejoice! Double chocolate ice cream, made dairy free with only 5 ingredients. 

BANANA CHOCOLATE ICE CREAM RECIPE


Ingredients

⇛4 bananas
⇛¹/₂ cup cocoa powder plus a Tablespoon (or more as desired)
⇛1 cup Almond Milk
⇛1 cup coconut cream thicker than coconut milk
⇛¹/₂ cup chocolate chips mix-ins and/or topping

Instructions

  • Place bananas, coconut cream, cocoa powder, and almond milk in a blender and blend until smooth. Stir in chocolate chips. 
  • Pour into a freezer-safe container and freeze until solid.
  • Scoop into bowls, and enjoy!

RASPBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM


RASPBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM
Fans of strawberry ice cream and allergic to dairy products will love this lighter version. 

With tangy raspberries, a splash of creamy coconut milk and banana flavors to shine through without having an overwhelming coconut flavor. 

RASPBERRY BANANA ICE CREAM RECIPE


Ingredients

➥2 bananas
➥1-pint raspberries
➥¹/₃ c coconut milk full fat
➥1 T honey
➥1 pinch salt

Instructions

  • Combine all ingredients in the bowl of a food processor. Process until ingredients are of a smooth consistency.
  • Pour mixture into a parchment paper-lined 9x5 inch loaf pan.
  • Freeze for 1-2 hours and then place a layer of plastic wrap over the top, making sure there is as little air between the ice cream and the wrap.
  • Continue freezing for an additional 2-3 hours, or until ice cream is nice and firm.
  • Let ice cream defrost for 15-30 minutes before serving.
  • Enjoy!

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA ICE CREAM


PEANUT BUTTER BANANA ICE CREAM
Whether you’re a kid, a kid at heart or a full-fledged adult, you’re going to love this Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream.

PEANUT BUTTER BANANA ICE CREAM RECIPE


INGREDIENTS

➛4 ripe, frozen bananas, peeled
➛¼ cup all-natural salted peanut butter (see notes)
➛Optional: ¼- ¹/₂ cup dark chocolate chips or shavings

INSTRUCTIONS

  • Place the bananas in your food processor or high-powered blender. Blend on high, scraping down the edges, until the ice cream is very creamy, about 2-3 minutes. Add the peanut butter and blend until combined.
  • Scrape the ice cream into a medium-sized bowl and stir in the optional dark chocolate chips. You can either eat it right away (it will be soft) or cover the top with plastic wrap and freeze for up to an hour. (You can freeze it for longer than an hour, but the texture will change and won't be quite as good.)

NOTES
*If you eat a paleo diet, or just want to switch things up, you can sub almond butter for an equally delicious treat.
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