A healthy frozen treat that perfectly captures the vibe of summer: Vegan Piña Colada Ice Cream!
Vegan Piña Colada Ice Cream
Light and fresh summer treats are here and I have the perfect recipe for you!
Each season has that one dish that perfectly describes it. In winter it can be a creamy spicy soup with loads of veggies, in fall we love to see pumpkin spice everything, in spring I think of fresh garden salads and in summer I can only think about two things: FRUIT AND ICE CREAM.
Fruits contain so much water and give so much scope for the imagination when it comes to creating. And ice cream….. well, ice cream is definitely summer’s rock star. However, it’s not a secret that ice cream is absolutely loaded with sugar. We fill our freezers with affordable popsicles or two litre vanilla ice cream containers, made out of cream, unhealthy fats and many other additives that don’t do us any good.
But what if I told you that you can enjoy a really light, fresh, creamy and healthy treat made out of fruit and JUST fruit. That’s right, no milk, no cream, no sugars, not even sugar substitutes! This is about to become your new favourite summer treat. Three ingredients, a mixer and an hour of chilling is all you’ll need.
Can it get any better? Of course, it can! Let me say this again: Piña Colada!
Our main ingredient is bananas. Bananas contain fibre, potassium, folate, vitamin b6 and antioxidants amongst many other nutrients. We love them because they are sweet, creamy and delicious, they’re the perfect base for a heavenly smooth dessert.
Our next ingredient is pineapple. This juicy, tart, tropical bliss of a fruit is filled with vitamin C, magnesium and enzymes that can fight inflammation, ease digestion and reduce the risk of cancer.
To make this creamy, dreamy ice-cream even more velvety coconut comes into the mix. There are a few things I want to share with you about coconut milk that you might not know yet. Coconut, in its natural form, contains fibre, vitamins C, E, B1, B3, B5 and B6 and minerals including iron, selenium, sodium, calcium, magnesium and phosphorus. However, it’s crucial that we pay attention to the brands we buy. Usually, canned coconut milk lacks many of these nutrients but you can still find some great organic brands in your market.
I recommend you avoid BPA (Bisphenol A) lined cans, as there are many recent studies about potential health impacts on humans and I try not to buy brands that exploit monkeys during their production, a great brand suggestion is Native Forest.
And now let’s get to the good stuff!!
Vegan Piña Colada Ice Cream:
Makes 2 servings
1 Banana (sliced and frozen)
1 cup of Pineapple (cut into chunks and frozen)
1/4 cup of Organic Coconut Milk
1. Add all of the ingredients to the food processor and blend. Occasionally scrape down the sides and continue to blend until smooth (approximately 3 minutes).
2. Scoop into a bowl and enjoy immediately as soft serve or for firmer ice cream, place in an airtight, freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 1 hour before scooping.
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