Tuesday, July 22, 2014
I am having a new adventure. I just purchased a new Cuisinart ice cream maker. Love it!:) I liked the idea of putting in my own healthy ingredients in it. I recently realized that ice cream doesn't need to have heavy cream in it to work and be good. I tried almond milk this time but you could use coconut milk, rice milk, or cashew milk. (2 C Cashew & 2 C Water blended until creamy in the blender.) Ohh the possibilities that are out there, waiting to be tried! I am excited to experiment. :)
This month for Recipe Redux we were also asked to make something with liquor of some kind. Now, we are not alcohol drinkers, but they told us that extracts count. And since we love some vanilla (or almond, or . . . ), we thought this might hit the spot, especially in these summer months when you want a cool treat.
(You can use this recipe any kind of homemade ice cream maker.)
5 c. Almond milk (You could replace one of the cups with regular milk too. )
1/2 c. honey or sweetener of your choice.*
1 tsp. vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp. almond extract
1. Blend almond milk, honey, and vanilla together.
2. Blend bananas in the blender (or any fruit you would like--we cut up strawberries last time. Yum!)
3. Mix the bananas in with the milk mixture. Then add 1 tsp. vanilla extract or 1/2 tsp. almond extract (if you like almond flavor)
4. Mix in your ice cream maker according to manufacture instructions. Enjoy a cool and refreshing treat with a lot less fat and calories. Yes!
* I would like to cut this amount down next time. I would like to get so I don't need to have things soo sweet. :)