ICE CREAM!!! Cherry Banana "Nice"cream

It has become our newest obsession, our after dinner treat!  And it is so easy.  I always keep sliced frozen bananas in my freezer so that healthy icecream is just a blender whorl away!  I use my small Blendtec canister that I use to make hummus and nut butters, since it comes with the lid that has long stir utensils connected to it.  You can stir the contents of the blender as you blend, rather than having to stop and stir every few minutes.  If you don't have the small 16 oz canister attachment, you might consider purchasing it.  Well worth the approx. $100 investment (Don't forget your BBB, 20% coupon!).  Here is the recipe.

Cherry Banana Nicecream

  • 1/3 blender frozen sliced bananas
  • 1/2 blender (maybe more) frozen organic cherries
  • 1/3-1/2 c raw almonds
  • 2-4 pitted dates
  • 1 -2 t maple syrup, optional
  • 1 t vanilla
  • 1/2 - 3/4 c water, added slowly as needed

Put all ingredients in blender or food processor, and mix until right consistency.  Add more cherries or water, depending on consistency.  It will be softer than the regular icecream you are familiar with.  You can put it in freezer for a short time to harden up, but not too long.

I add chopped nuts and cacoa nibs on top before serving!