Joy’s Ice “Cream”
- Frozen Fruit
- Dried Fruit
- Non-Dairy Milk (Coconut is my favorite, almond, soy, etc)
- Optional flavorings like Vanilla extract, Cocoa Powder, Cinnamon, etc.
Use a powerful blender to pulverize the frozen and dried fruit, adding liquid slowly, to get the desired consistency. Served right away, it will have a softer consistency but freeze a bit to get more of the “scooped” ice cream feel. This would be delicious with fresh berries on top.
In this episode, I used frozen and dried mango, coconut flakes and coconut milk but yo should experiment to get the flavor and consistency you desire. Many folks like to use frozen bananas as a base for their creamy texture that gives an end product more similar to ice cream. Adding citrus (lemon, lime, orange, etc.) will give more of a sorbet taste and feel.
“I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!”
Oh, my gosh! I grew up with that little ditty as a REAL thing…every day! Although we didn’t have much money growing up, we always seemed to have one of those giant plastic buckets with vanilla ice cream in the freezer and I had a big bowl of ice cream almost every day!
Maybe you also have an ice cream habit and even though you eat a pretty healthy diet, this is your one weakness. And you probably like “really good” ice cream, right? Not the stuff in the plastic bucket. Can’t be that bad for me, right?
Well, consider this: half a cup of premium ice cream contains between 17 and 25 grams of fat, depending on the flavor and brand you choose. 1 slice of cooked bacon contains between 3 and 4 grams of fat. That means when you have ½ c of ice cream, you are basically eating the equivalent of up to 6 slices of bacon. And lets get real: who stops at ½ a cup? Most of us consider the little pint-sized containers it comes in to be 1-2 servings…. you do the math!
This is a super easy recipe to make, especially if you have a high-powered blender, which I recommend for every well-equipped kitchen. I personally like Vita-Mix but there are several good ones out there.
Try your own version of this simple recipe and get your friends and family involved. Find your favorite twist and adopt a whole new “ice cream” habit!