So my last food attempt this Spring was a bit of a fail....to say the least. It looked edible, but the combo I used was very much the opposite of how I expected it to taste.
Needless to say, I won't give up until I have a successful snack for Spring to share, and I think I've found a winner in this dairy-free, DIY "ice cream".
First of all, don't tune out because I said the words "dairy-free", because secondly, it's not actually ice cream. It doesn't taste like ice cream, and the consistency is only similar, not the same (I'm pretty sure they call it ice cream because it's the closest comparison for a sweet, frozen, smooth-ish, treat).
Now, the simplest way of making this only uses two ingredients, but you can get creative and add other fruits, maybe sprinkle in your favorite candy, nuts, or other "toppings", or even thin the mixture a bit by adding some liquid (I've tried it with chocolate almond milk so it had a hint more nutty flavor, and some chocolate...because mmmn, chocolate).
Here are the steps for a tasty (and filling) treat:
1) Take two ripe bananas - cut them into chunks and place in the freezer for two hours or longer (the hardest part is waiting). I prefer to put them in a baggy so they don't get freezer burn.
2) Get out a heavy duty blender/food processor (the Ninja is my best friend) and blend together your bananas and 1-2 tbsp of peanut butter (more or less depending on how nutty you want your ice cream). It took me a while to get the consistency I wanted (I added too much peanut butter to mine the first time), so I added some fresh strawberries for added flavor, and a splash of chocolate almond milk to thin it out.
3) Consume your treat happily while enjoying the warmer weather!
I love how easy this is to make, and to top it off, how it tastes (especially once you start adding your favorite toppings). Pinterest Success!
Even though I found the recipe on Pinterest, my roommates were the first to introduce me to the idea and let me sample some of theirs (that's how I knew it was gonna be good), so thanks for the dessert idea guys!
What's your favorite easy treat to make?