Week 6 – Freeze Your Bananas – Raw Ice Cream Flavors
Click on the picture above to see the video for week 6.
Frozen bananas make banana “ice cream”. It’s amazing how close to an ice cream consistency this becomes!
So, don’t throw away your over ripe bananas, freeze them. After they have been in the freezer – even for one hour – take them out and peel them.
Blend them in the blender to an ice cream consistency.
Strawberry flavor – Blend a few strawberries into the mix.
Chocolate or carob flavor – Blend a tablespoon of raw cacao powder or carob powder (if you don’t want caffeine) into your mix.
Make it a shake – by adding a little coconut water or even rice milk or almond milk (still better than what I used to eat)! If you need it sweeter, add some of your agave nectar.
Make it a sundae – by adding any of these:
– cacao nibs (similar to chocolate chips)
– real strawberry slices
– pineapple chunks
– strawberry sauce made up of 1 tablespoon of raw honey blended with real strawberries
– a cherry on top.
Keep it as simple as you like, or get creative.
Click on the photo above for the video of this delicious dessert!
WEEK 2 – Raw Chocolate Fudgy Ice Cream or Pudding
For the next two weeks: buy Raw cacao powder, raw coconut butter, and raw agave nectar at your health food store.
There are NO mixers or food processors needed for this! And it is ONLY 3 ingredients!
- Mix by hand: 2 Tablespoons cacao powder (or carob if you prefer no caffeine), 1.5 Tablespoons of raw agave nectar, and 1 Tablespoon
of coconut butter (or coconut oil works too).
- Mix well to the consistency you like.
- Add a dash of peppermint oil if you want a different flavor.
- Scoop into a cute mini pie dish or another small dish.
- Put raspberries or strawberries on top (they will melt a little into the chocolate, making it more gourmet and AMAZING).
- Chill for an hour for a fudgy, ice cream consistency.
Jen’s Story: My family loves this dessert!
I have also served this to guests who were not “raw”. And the kids of my guests called it “yummy ice cream”. So it won the “kid approval” and parental approval, since it has no processed sugar of any kind.
It does such a good job of satisfying my sweet tooth.