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Friday, April 1st, 2011

I Love Ice Cream!

Friday, April 1st, 2011

Can you eat ice cream and still lose weight??

 

With this recipe you can!!

I love ice cream, I do. Especially when the weather gets warm, there’s nothing like some smooth and creamy ice cream to cool you down! So, when I get the itch for some ice cream with out the guilt, I reach for this no fail recipe.

 

 

You’ll need:

  • 2 ripe bananas that have been peeled and then frozen
  • 2Tbs Chocolate Powder
  • splash of vanilla extract
  • teeny tiniest pinch of sea salt – and I mean tiny!
  • enough water to blend
  • stevia to taste (optional)
  • sprig of mint (optional)

Mix all ingredients in a food processor or high speed blender until smooth.  This will be the consistency of soft serve. If you’d like it to be a little more dense just put the blended mixture in the freezer for about 10 mins before serving.

 

 

Kids and adults both go crazy for this recipe!! You can make a million variations by adding frozen berries, using almond milk or coconut water instead of plain water, adding almond butter, or even adding chocolate chips – the possibilities are truly endless!!

So next time you got the itch for some ice cream, try this guilt free recipe and enjoy with the whole family! This also makes a great pre or post workout treat!

 

A quick note about Stevia, most of them are gross and taste like aspartame – yuck! I like NuNaturals brand Alcohol Free Liquid Stevia and NuNaturals Vanilla Stevia with Singing Dog Vanilla Extract, it’s the best tasting. I always order my NuNaturals stevia through iherb.com they have the absolute BEST prices!! Be sure to use my discount code WAG472 to get $5 off your first order!

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25 Responses to “I Love Ice Cream!”

  1. maya April 2, 2011 at 8:00 pm #

    Hi there can you use agave nectar in your chocolate ice cream recipe?
    Thanks,
    Maya

    • Linda April 4, 2011 at 12:39 pm #

      Hi Maya, You can add agave if you like but I tend to opt for low sugar recipes. Enjoy!

      • Lily-Ann June 3, 2014 at 2:55 am #

        Hi, Linda …

        I’m rather surprised that you’d use Stevia as a sweetener, since I’ve read that solvents are used in the pre-treatment of its leaves before processing (http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?pid=S0104-66322000000300003&script=sci_arttext).
        For that reason, I won’t use it – but instead, I opt for coconut sugar … it brings quite a different taste to food (more like demerara or turbinado sugar), but to the best of my knowledge, at least it is chem-free and virtuous – and I’ve quickly grown accustomed to the taste of its sweetness.

        Apart from the Stevia part, I love the look of the rest of the recipe, and I’m definitely going to try it out. Thanks so much!

  2. tina April 3, 2011 at 1:01 am #

    Omg!! I love that you found an easy and yummy recipe. My baby has food allergies and so I am on a restricted diet. I have a sweet tooth and this is an awesome way to satisfy my cravings and feel good about it at the same time =D
    Thank you!!

    • Linda April 4, 2011 at 12:38 pm #

      Awesome Tina!! I think you will both love it! Mix it up and try different variations too, especially with all the lovely fruit that is coming into season! 🙂

  3. Joanna goes vegan April 3, 2011 at 2:21 am #

    I sooooo neeed your ice-cream 🙂
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  4. erin m. {{well in l.a.}} April 4, 2011 at 3:32 pm #

    This will be dessert at my next dinner party… or when I have a craving for chocolate! I have a recipe for “Popeye” ice cream to post (spinach + coconut milk are the basis).
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    • Linda April 4, 2011 at 6:03 pm #

      Erin, yes you will love it!! Popeye ice cream sounds yummy!!

  5. Jen April 5, 2011 at 11:31 am #

    This sounds great! I have made ice cream like this using just bananas before and even that is delicious – I’ll dress it up with just a few chocolate chips or something. My 5-yr old loves it. I love the idea of adding a little cocoa powder to change up the taste and I think the vanilla extract would be a nice addition as well. Definitely going to add this to my repetiore!

    • Linda April 5, 2011 at 12:37 pm #

      Awesome Jen, I’m sure the kiddo will love it!! Kids also love banana, strawberry, mango combination. You can add spinach for more minerals too! 🙂

  6. Peggy April 6, 2011 at 10:04 am #

    this sounds absolutely delicious! I love the frozen banana touch! =)

    • Linda April 7, 2011 at 11:32 am #

      Thanks Peggy, try it and let me know what you think! Perfect on a warm spring day!! 🙂

  7. liz April 29, 2011 at 12:10 pm #

    is the “chocolate powder” called for the same as cocoa powder, or are you using chocolate that has run through a food processor?
    i can’t wait to make this tomorrow for my parents!
    thank you!

    • Linda April 29, 2011 at 12:19 pm #

      Hi Liz,

      Yes it’s the same as cocoa powder 🙂

  8. liz April 29, 2011 at 12:21 pm #

    thanks for the quick reply! i am chopping rotten bananas as we speak!
    you have a really beautiful blog, and your food philosophy is parallel with mine. i subscribed to you in my reader!
    peace,
    liz
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  9. Janett September 30, 2011 at 12:39 am #

    omg, i love ice cream, i eat an ice cream cone every day here at college, of course its only for lunch, anyways, i don’t mean to be a downer, but i do like chocolate, but i’m not crazy about it , so, i mean i can try this recipe sometime at home, but is there another substitute i can use instead of chocolate, like vanilla or mango or another flavor?

    -thanks and i live in Tx. too

  10. Linda September 30, 2011 at 8:17 am #

    Yes, you can really use any combo you want. Banana, almond milk, and vanilla would be tasty. You could even add some cinnamon, yumm! and yes, if you want to do all fruit, that would be delicious too!!

  11. Tracy January 1, 2012 at 11:10 pm #

    Is there anyway to substitute something else for the bananas in this recipe? I can’t eat them:( I love ice cream and your blog! You are great!

    • Linda January 2, 2012 at 3:10 pm #

      Tracy, avocados or young coconut meat make great substitutions!

  12. Noelia February 15, 2012 at 11:03 am #

    @Linda I noticed on the pics that you have some chocolate shavings on there. Do you have any recommenations for Chocolate? Healthy types? And where to buy them? I absolutely love this recipe but I have a sweet too and sometimes crave chocolate.

    • Linda February 21, 2012 at 12:46 pm #

      70% dark chocolate of higher is always fine 🙂

  13. Jen April 25, 2012 at 8:12 pm #

    Wow–I am so impressed with the results of this! It tastes delicious, and I didn’t add any sweeteners. Thanks so much for the idea; I plan to vary the recipe and have fun trying new flavor combinations!

    • Linda April 25, 2012 at 11:07 pm #

      awesome Jen!! xo

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