Homemade Dairy & Soy Free Ice Cream

Craving something creamy and sweet like ice cream,  but don’t want those added sugars and saturated fats? Whip up this delicious and healthy frozen treat in just minutes!bananaIC13

I usually have a few frozen bananas in the freezer for smoothies… so when I was craving something sweet and decadent the other night, I decided to try and come up with something healthy to satisfy it. I ended up making such a delicious concoction!  It also happened to be dairy and soy free and packed with protein, potassium and fiber.
It was so good, I had to share. You have to try it.  I swear you might even like it better than anything store bought, I do!  You can experiment and add in your own favorite flavors too, the recipe is so versatile.  I added peanut butter, cinnamon, and walnuts and topped it with some diced apples. Tasted like apple pie!

Apple Pie “Ice Cream”

Base:
2 frozen bananas
1/4 cup unsweetened organic applesauce
Splash of almond or coconut milk
1 T organic chunky peanut butter (or any of your favorite nut butter)
1 Tsp ground flax seeds
Sprinkle of cinnamon, all spice and nutmeg (chai spices would be good too)
4-5 ice cubes

Stir-ins:
1/4 cup chopped walnuts
Try any type of nut or super food powders like maca or cacao

Toppings:
I used diced honey crisp apple and a small drizzle of honey. Here are some other suggestions: Cocoa nibs, berries, honey, sea salt, dark chocolate pieces, chopped and toasted walnuts or pecans, coconut flakes, goji berries

Procedure:
In a vita mix, magic bullet or food processor add all of the base ingredients. Process/blend until ingredients are completed  blended together and smooth.
Transfer to a bowl and mix in any stir-in ingredients you would like.

Freeze for 30 minutes to an hour. Scoop into bowl with ice cream scooper and add toppings. Enjoy!

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