In our Year of Eating Healthy LFW brings you Easy-peasy Ice Cream!
No other sweet treat beats ice-cream on a hot day! We have various dietary requirements at LFW so it’s often tricky to get a decent dessert that doesn’t contain wheat flour, dairy, sugar or additives, so we’ve been experimenting with a Cuisinart processor and making our own. This is a super-easy basic home-made ice-cream/sorbet that you can whip up in no time. Plus you can add other ingredients to ring the changes. Note that you don’t need an ice-cream maker for this recipe.
What you need (serves 2)
Few drops of vanilla extract* (adjust to taste).
What you do
Peel bananas and chop into chunks
Freeze for 2 hours in a plastic container with lid
Put the frozen banana chunks into your Cuisinart and blend on short bursts—you need to stir the mixture (with a small spatula) very frequently to make sure the bananas are well blended
Add the vanilla to taste and blend until creamy
Spoon the mixture back into the plastic container and freeze for a further two hours and Voila! You’re ready to go.
Ring the changes
Stir a handful of carob bits into the mix before the final freeze. Delish!
For an adult version substitute the vanilla with a teaspoon of Baileys (or other liqueur) to the mix, and serve with big black cherries fresh from the market.
Add fresh soft fruits such as raspberries, strawberries, mangoes and peaches.
This ice-cream has no gluten, dairy, preservatives, additives or added sugar. Give it a go and post your comments and recipes here.
*Pure Vanilla extract is a natural product made from vanilla pods. It is richer and stronger than vanilla essence which is a chemically produced product, but you don’t need to use anywhere near as much. Vanilla extract is available from most health food shops. Source: http://www.nigella.com/