I recently wrote a post about the side effects of cow’s milk, and the reasons why dairy is actually quite terrible for you.
In the post, I mentioned how there are alternative ways to have ice cream, one of them being store brought. Such as the So Delicious Dairy-Free Mint Chip, mmm!
But for those of us that want to be able to make things ourselves as well, I’ve decided to show how I make my nice cream:
- 2 Bananas
- 1 tbsp Cacao Powder (note: purest form, since cocoa powder is more processed)
- 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
- Kitchen Knife
- Cutting Board
- Glass Container
- High-Quality Blender, Or Food Processor
Begin by peeling and slicing 2 medium to large bananas. Don’t worry about making them small pieces, you want them bigger, because you want it to be creamy in texture, not liquid.
Next, put the bananas in a glass container and chill for 2 hours. Set an alarm clock, or you might forget!
Pull bananas out of freezer, drop them into a blender or food processor, add vanilla extract and cacao powder, then purée them.
Note: if you’re using a blender like I am, make sure it’s on a low setting. 2 hours in the freezer is intentional, as the banana won’t liquidize if it’s that frozen.
Put the mixture back into the glass bowl, and back into the freezer. Leave it alone for 30 minutes to get it just a bit more firm, so it’s not full-on soft serve. Unless that’s your thing!
Put in a bowl, pull out a spoon, and enjoy knowing you did the planet (and your body) some good.