I actually discovered this divine gift from the gods completely by accident. Coming home from work on evening, I needed something not to heavy to silence my growling stomach while throwing together my supper. My choice of ingredients:
- 1/2 cup of chilled milk
- 2 pitted dates
- 1 small tot of vanilla essence
Pop the ingredients in a blender give it a wizz for a minute
And the result:
While its not as thick and decadent as an ice cream milk shake, it is deliciously smooth and creamy and definitely hits the spot. I did not add additional sweetener, but feel free to sweeten to your liking.
Got an ice cream craving but don’t want all the guilt?
what you’ll need:
- 2 small sliced bananas (or 1 large one), frozen in advance
- 1/2 glass of full fat cows milk
- 1 little tot of vanilla essence
pop all the ingredients in a blender
Give it a wizz for about a minute and voila! There you have it, rich creamy and delicious banana ice cream ready to delight your taste buds and kick your ice cream craving’s butt. If you think 5 minutes was quick, see how fast you eat it up!
Might I add that I didn’t add extra sweetener. Feel free to add some if you prefer. There are recipes out there claiming that just blending a frozen banana and vanilla essence makes a delicious ice cream. I beg to differ about that slimy mess that is totally not worth the brain freeze. Adding half a glass of milk makes all the delicious difference and not that much more caloric expense.
I’ve popped it in the freezer to see if it stays ice creamy … lets hope. I’ll post an update about that later.
Update: The bad news is that after a couple of days in the freezer, the consistency was solid enough to be considered popsickle material, but definitely not scoopable ice cream. The good news is that I could break it up with a butter knife, swirl it in the blender with a half glass of milk and that not only tripled the volume but came out even better than before 😀