Sunday, 11 August 2013

Strawberry Banana Icecream- vegan, no added sugar


A guilt-free treat...
Need a change from smoothies or fruit salads? Want a treat that's both healthy and low in fat?- This might just be what you are looking for! With only two ingredients, this is barely a recipe but so yummy that it deserves to be posted anyway. Who could fail to be tempted by the lovely bright pink colour and smooth texture?
If you read our Banana Icecream last Summer, you'll remember that frozen banana makes a surprisingly sweet and velvety "icecream" with no need to add anything else. Today I decided to throw in some strawberries for good measure and I'm glad I did, because it was delicious! The water content of the strawberries doesn't result in quite the velvety texture of plain banana icecream and maybe next time I would drizzle in a little agave nectar for extra sweetness; but that's  probably just me being  a culinary perfectionist picky. For one large/ two regular portions, you will need:
one large, ripe banana
about 5 large, ripe strawberries
  • Break up the banana, halve the strawberries and freeze them.
  • Whizz to a smooth consistency in your blender or food processor. (Tip: Be kind to your blender; let them start to defrost before you switch it on.)
  • Spoon into a bowl(s) and eat before it melts. Don't tell anyone what you're up to unless you're prepared to share!


3 comments:

  1. We also made banana ice cream, and it's so good, including the fresh blackberries that were picked from the farms. So sweet and delicious and affordable. Your strawberry ice cream looks yum, too!

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  2. love it love it love...I think i have said enough:) Just perfect :)Yummy :)

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  3. This looks simply delicious! Have to try it for sure if I can still find strawberries - they're more or less gone from the shelves here now...

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