London is hot hot hot and humid to boot. I am positively enjoying my supermarket trips at the moment as I linger and closely examine every object in the frozen section. And what better for these hot summer mornings than ice cream for breakfast? This is totally healthy, unprocessed, raw and vegan and tastes fantastic. What better way to start (or end) your hot summer days?
This is another contribution to my series of easy, economical and healthy recipes of what to do with the contents of the co-op “boxes” for the Food Co-ops and Buying Groups project run by Sustain – also part of the Making Local Food Work programme funded by the Big Lottery.
The secret behind this ice cream is blended frozen banana which has been written about all over the internet many times before. When put into the food processor the frozen banana transforms into a fluffy creamy mousse like ice cream, add some milk and it makes the perfect smoothie base. Try it and be amazed! Peel and slice the bananas into 2″ pieces and freeze on a baking tray. When frozen pack into boxes. I now always have several boxed of bananas and soft fruit in the freezer for smoothies and ice cream. I think that this would also be perfect for fruit hating children.
Save some calories on this healthy summer treat
- 3 frozen bananas
- handful frozen strawberries
- handful fresh strawberries
- Cacao nibs to sprinkle optional
Put the banana and strawberries into your food processor and leave for a few minutes to slightly soften and then process. Depending how powerful your machine is you may need to add a little milk and scrape the sides of the bowl down to speed the process along. The fruit will slowly transform into a fluffy whipped ice "cream" resembling Mr Whippy ice cream. Serve immediately with some more fresh fruit and a sprinkling of cacao nibs. Eat immediately.