Three sleeps until Christmas!!
Who's excited!? I know I sure am! Unprepared as all get out, but at least I have my Christmas wardrobe all ready to go. #priorities ;)
What is Nice Cream, you ask? It's ice cream made from frozen bananas! And its clever name comes from: Banana (or 'Nana) + Ice Cream = Nice Cream!
But I'm super pumped because it's the star of this secretly healthy treat!
Creamy and rich vegan ice cream with a holiday twist!
And it's also gluten free and paleo too! (And Specific Carb Diet friendly, if you omit the peppermint candy!)
2 large, extra ripe bananas (read: with lots of brown spots) -- peeled, sliced, and frozen
1/4 cup of cooled Generous Coffee (I used their Dark Colombia roast!)
1 Tbsp agave or honey (or French Vanilla liquid stevia) --> SCD use stevia
1 candy cane, or peppermint hard candy (SCD omit)
Food processor (here's the one I use and love)
zip top bags
Peel and slice two very ripe bananas into coins and place in a ziptop bag. Freeze until solid, at least 4 hours. Preferably overnight. (PRO TIP: I buy bananas in bulk, let them get extra ripe and covered in brown spots, and then slice & freeze a bunch of them in individual baggies. That way, they're ready to go when I want to make smoothies or nice cream!)
Add the frozen banana coins to the food processor, and blitz until they form little pebbles. (Warning -- this makes a LOUD noise, and shakes the food processor, so be ready!)
Dish up the beautiful soft-serve, mocha ice cream, sprinkle with the crushed peppermint candy, turn on some Christmas music and ENJOY!!
It was luxuriously creamy and melty - it's hard to believe you can achieve this consistency from bananas! It's bananas!
I will randomly get texts from them with a photo of their homemade banana ice cream, gushing about how much they love it.
One of those gentlemen may have been a former romantic love interest, but I'll never tell. ;)
But all that to say -- this is some seriously good eats. It's so decadent, you won't believe it's actually good for you!
So make this delicious Peppermint Mocha Ice Cream. Order yourself some Generous Coffee, and have yourself a Merry little Christmas!
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