We live down the road from one of the best home made ice cream shops in Massachusetts. Voted Best of Boston a few years in a row, it is difficult to resist! What makes it even more difficult is the fact that I drive by this place EVERY SINGLE WORK DAY. Temptation ensues.
When the temperature gets really hot, and the ice cream craving strikes, I realize that what my body is really craving is the cooling sensation and texture of the ice cream rather than the actual product itself. With a quick do-it-yourself nourishing dessert, you can actually trick your body into thinking it's getting the real thing. The key is in the texture and the temperature.
Home Made "Ice Cream"
- 1 Frozen Banana per serving
- A splash of Almond or Coconut Milk (around a tablespoon)
- Toppings of Choice
|Faux Ice Cream Base|
It's very important that the banana you use is completely frozen, otherwise you will end up with mush .
- Place the frozen banana in the food processor.
- Add a tablespoon of the almond or coconut milk.
That's it! You'll want to keep checking to make sure that the banana has the consistency of soft serve. If it appears too chunky, add a bit more of your almond or coconut milk and process until smooth.
|Raw Chocolate "Ice Cream"|
While I certainly indulge from time to time with a delicious home made ice cream from my favorite stand (and my kids do too!), I can satisfy my cravings for ice cream with a delicious impostor on the nights of the week where having an ice cream isn't an option. I live by the belief that moderation is the key to healthy living. That means all things healthy, and not so healthy too.
After all, summer wouldn't be summer without the experience of a treat from the ice cream stand every now and again to take in the warmth and joy that summer has to offer. Wouldn't you agree?
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