Healthy Homemade Ice Cream (Vegan, Refined Sugar Free, Gluten Free)

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Today I am going to share with you one of my favorite recipes EVER!

It’s my go-to summer treat and the best part is it’s one of those recipes you can keep in your back pocket and create all sorts of variations throughout the seasons – think fresh-picked summer berries, chocolate, spices whatever tickles your fancy!

Oh ya, and did I mention it’s ice cream? And it’s good for you?

You’re welcome.

This recipe was CRUCIAL in helping me upgrade my ice cream cravings and have more freedom in my relationship with food (for those of you who don’t know, I had about a pint-a-day addiction to Ben and Jerry’s for a good chunk (no pun intended) of my life).

So if you are looking for a cool, sweet, creamy treat that makes you feel energized instead of lethargic – this is it!

And if you’ve ever found yourself feeling guilty because you couldn’t resist the urge to pull into the Dairy Queen on your way home from work, then this will be your ticket to more food freedom!

It tastes just like soft serve but without the crazy-addictive refined sugar.

Enjoy!

Ingredients:

Makes 1 serving.
1 and a half frozen bananas

4 Tablespoons homemade almond milk (or other nut or soy milk)

1 teaspoon vanilla extract (optional)

Directions:

Blend all ingredients in a high speed blender or food processor (a regular blender won’t cut it) adding more almond milk until desired consistency is reached. This is a very loose recipe so feel free to improvise based on you desired tastes and ideal consistency.

Other items to mix in or for toppings include:

Raw cacao powder (for chocolate ice cream)

Frozen blueberries, strawberries or cherries

Peanut or other nut butters

Raw cacao nibs for sprinkles

Shredded coconut

Chia seeds

Hemp seeds

Nuts or seeds (ex. walnuts or pumpkin seeds are delish)

**Shout out to my client Becky D. who shared this genius “twist” on this recipe: “I like to take out 1/2 the ice cream and put it in a bowl then blend the rest with cacao powder then add the two together – chocolate/vanilla swirl!”**

Now I want to hear from you!

What toppings do you love on ice cream? What is your favorite flavor to buy? (I like a good challenge in coming up with healthier twists on favorites) Do you have any other thoughts on how to make this recipe even more amazing?!

Want more? Watch me make this healthy homemade ice cream on the morning news right here>>>

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