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The Banana Ice Cream was melting in the 30+ degree weather!

 

My husband bought me an ice cream maker for mother’s day. Now I’m not so sure we’re going to use it again! I found this wonderful way to make banana ice cream without having to use an ice cream maker. I can’t remember which website I stole this idea from, but when I find it again, I’ll post the website here.

Ingredients:

1 frozen banana

3 Tbsp almond milk (or any other milk of your choice)

YEP, that’s all there is to  it!

Method:

1. Peel (if you haven’t already frozen your banana’s without their skin on) your banana’s.

2. Throw them in a blender or food processor with the milk.

There’s still a chunk of frozen banana in there. This was pre-cocoa powder and baby m&m’s.

3. Blend.

This makes 2 servings, or 1 gigantic serving.

I couldn’t believe the consistency. My vegan version was delicious on its own. It felt exactly like ice cream. If you want a harder ice cream, ease up on the milk. If you want a frozen yogurt texture, put a little more milk in! The second time I made this was just for my kids and my husband.  I used 2% milk, some cocoa powder, and threw in some baby m&m’s at the end. I HAD to take a lick. I could barely taste the banana. My daughter (and husband) gobbled it all up. This is definitely a dessert that you won’t feel guilty eating, or serving to children 🙂

Here it is with the cocoa powder and baby m&m’s.

 

And of course I had to get my little girl in the picture. She’s such a camera diva.

YUM x 2

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I’ve stopped drinking milk, tea, coffee, and sodas.  So what does this mean? This means I’ve given myself a license to splurge on milk alternatives. Normally I wouldn’t spend $6 bucks on just under a Litre of soy milk, but this time I did! These days we’re juicing apples/carrots and oranges so I can get my sweet juice fix, and alternately, I’ve bought “other” milks to stave off my dairy cravings.

 

 

Here are the drinks I’ve tried, and my personal opinions of them.

 

 

Hemp Bliss nutritional facts.

 

I will not be buying this again. I also don’t want to waste any more of my money testing out any Hemp based drink. It lacked body, and the flavour was horrible. I like Hemp seeds, I really do. I expected the drink to taste like Hemp seeds with chocolate. Instead it tasted oddly medicinal, with a mild chocolate after-taste. Much like very watery milk with a dash of chocolate milk added to it. Yuck.

 

Eden Soy nutritional facts.

I don’t have enough money to drink this stuff. It’s good. It’s really good. My 3-year-old daughter liked it so much that she drank my entire first cup of the stuff in one go. Then, because I’m selfish and thought, “Hey! Why are you drinking my expensive soy milk when you can also have regular milk?” I started to “regulate” how much she got.  She was only allowed to have some of “mommy’s milk” if she was a “good girl”. Sadly, she still got half of it. When I feel like splurging, I’ll buy this again, but for now, $6 bucks/L isn’t economical for me.

 

Almond milk nutritional facts.

This is the drink I’m going to stick to from now on. It has a great nutty taste and isn’t too sweet. The calories are great too! My 3-year-old likes it, but not so much that I have to worry about her drinking my stash. I’m thinking about making almond milk since it’s cheaper and I’ll be able to put my vanilla pods to good use.  Just thinking. For now.

Yum @ Almond Milk.

 

 

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