Easy-Peasy Ice-Cream!

In our Year of Eating Healthy LFW brings you Easy-peasy Ice Cream!

Home-made mango ice-cream with black cherries

Home-made mango ice-cream with black cherries

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)

2 bananas

Few drops of vanilla extract* (adjust to taste).

Ice cream 2          Ice cream 1

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.

Home-made raspberry ice-cream

Home-made raspberry ice-cream

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.

Home-made Baileys and carob chip ice-cream

Home-made Baileys and carob chip ice-cream


*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/

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