Saturday, June 4, 2011

Soft-serve style

It's not quite officially summer, but it's sure starting to feel like it to me! Warm humid days are here, along with those wonderful afternoon thunderstorms and rain showers. Either way, there are definitely days when we all need a little pick-me-up....soft-serve style.

As most of you know, I'm lactose-intolerant. That means no ice cream for me! *Sad face*. I had to figure out something that would satisfy that craving on hot sunny days. Here's a simple, delicious, healthy alternative to ice cream (and it's dairy-free too!). Let's give a round of applause for...

Banana strawberry soft-serve ice cream


Ingredients:
Frozen banana slices
Frozen strawberries
Sweetener of your choice (optional)

Method:
1. Slice up as many bananas you would like into about 1-inch rounds and freeze them in a plastic bag.
2. Place all ingredient in your high-powered blender or food processor and blend until smooth.
3. For firmer ice cream, put in freezer for 30 minutes or more, stirring the ice cream half way through (or every 15 minutes).
4. Serve and enjoy!

Claire's tips:
- I piped mine with a pastry bag to make it look the way it does in the picture.
- Add whatever fruit you would like for different flavorings: raspberries, blueberries, cantaloupe...
- You could even add chocolate chips or cocoa powder for a change!
- This would be really good with a dollop of whipped cream if that makes you excited. :)
- Have fun experimenting with this! The possibilities are endless.

6 comments:

  1. When did you do this???!! I missed out on it! :) Very pretty presentation and a fun post!

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  2. Wow! Cool idea and I love your new photo and look of your blog! Nicely done!
    Alice

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  3. hi claire i have missed you that sounds so good is it hot there. I wish we cold be with u gues this summer. and good job on all the coking grace

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  4. @author Grace!!! Hi!! I haven't heard from you in so long! I've missed you too. :( Yep, it gets pretty hot here these days! But almost every single afternoon we have a rain shower or thunderstorms, which always cools things off again. I wish I could see you too! Thanks so much! I wish I could cook with you some time. Do you have an e-mail or facebook?

    Love you!
    Claire

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