When the sun is scorching there is nothing better than a cool treat to bring down your temperature and tease your tastebuds. Unfortunately the thing people reach for the most is dairy-based ice cream. This option is hard on the body because it consists of primarily animal-based protein and fat. Here’s a dairy-free alternative.
What you will need need:
Peeled ripe bananas
A freezer to freeze them in
A blender, vanilla extract and a little bit of plant-based milk
Here’s what you do:
To make two servings:
* Freeze 3 peeled bananas until solid
* Break each banana into about 4 pieces and place in a blender
* Add 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
* Add 2-3 tablespoons plant-milk (soy, almond, rice etc)
Blend! If you have a high power blender this will be a breeze but don’t worry, you can do this in any blender you just have to stop and stir a few times before it blends into ice cream. If it does not blend easily add an extra Tablespoon of plant-milk.
Eat as it or create a sundae by topping with yummy sundae sauces
Warm Berry Sundae
1/2 Cup frozen or fresh raspberries, blueberries or strawberries or a combination of all of them
1/4 Cup water
Heat in a small saucepan, stirring often until warm and serve over ice cream. Because the ice cream is sweet there is no need to add sugar to the sauce.
Hot Fudge Sundae
1/3 Cup dairy-free chocolate chips
1/4 Cup plant-milk (soy, almond, rice etc)
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Heat in a small saucepan, stirring often until chocolate is melted and sauce is thick. If it’s too thick add more plant-milk. Serve over ice cream with chopped almonds or pecans.
Vegan Buster Parfait
Go crazy and layer the soft serve with peanuts or chopped almonds and hot fudge sauce for a decadent treat! Nothing like having fun without doing harm.
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