It’s been over 100 degrees here in central California. You’d think by now I would be used to it, but growing up in Portland, Oregon, I suppose the heat will never be my normal.
I don’t know about you, but when it’s hot out I start getting visions in my head about ice cream. But every time I browse the ice cream aisle at Whole Foods, excitedly looking for new and healthier alternatives, I’m usually disappointed.
If you have an ice cream maker you can always concoct delicious dairy-free alternatives, but I wanted something easier that you can enjoy straight away. Bananas are a wonderful frozen dessert alternative, and pairing them with good fats provides more favorable effects on blood sugar. They are also appropriate for all biotypes.Looking for a healthy ice cream to satisfy your sweet tooth? Check out my banana cinnamon version. Click To Tweet
Banana Cinnamon Ice Cream
The night before peel and slice ripe bananas and arrange on a parchment-lined cookie sheet, then transfer to your freezer. I usually buy one hand of organic bananas at a time (there are generally five to six bananas to a hand) and let them ripen first. After an 8-hour freeze, transfer to a freezer-safe container for longer term storage.
This step is important, so don’t skip it. And you’ll need a high-speed blender or food processor.
- 1 cup frozen bananas
- 1/4 cup milk of choice: rice, coconut, tiger nut, or if tolerated, raw goat milk or cream (if you are copper toxic, omit coconut milk)
- 1 teaspoon MCT or melted coconut oil
- Pinch each: cinnamon, cardamom, and ground vanilla beans
- 5 drops liquid vanilla stevia (optional)
Add bananas to high-speed blender or food processor. Then add milk of choice and other ingredients. If using a high-speed blender, be sure to insert the tamper before switching it on.
Blend until smooth, transfer to a bowl and enjoy!
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