Dessert, Lightened Up, Vegetarian

Six Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream

IMG_5739 Oh my goodness. I’m never buying ice cream again. Saving gift cards to Sur la table from my birthday and Christmas, I’ve had my eye on an ice cream maker since Halloween. Add in post-Christmas sales and free shipping, and I think this Cuisinart Classic White Frozen Yogurt, Ice Cream & Sorbet Maker was a steal just under $50. It didn’t break the bank, it was so unbelievably easy to use, and all you really have to do is plan ahead to ensure appropriate freezing time for the freezer bowl. Naturally, I made a classic vanilla ice cream, but had to give it a non-fast twist. Using skim milk and fat free half & half, the vanilla ice cream didn’t lose any of its creaminess or flavor. I added in Madagascar vanilla extract for a richer and stronger flavor and some agave nectar to cut the refined sugar. How great is it to have only 6 ingredients in your ice cream and to know where every one comes from? I think that is worth celebrating on its own. Enjoy your homemade Fat-Free Madagascar Vanilla Ice Cream! Continue reading “Six Ingredient Vanilla Ice Cream”

Dairy-Free, Dessert, Gluten-Free, Lightened Up, Low Sugar, Snack, Vegan, Vegetarian

Na-na-na-nice Cream

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Ok, I’ve still been on a pumpkin kick well into November. I’ve made banana ice cream before (frozen bananas blended with unsweetened vanilla almond milk or milk of choice, also affectionately known as “nana ice cream”), but I saw this version on Instagram and just had to try it. I don’t have a high-powered blender, and since there weren’t enough ingredients to make in the food processor, I used a Magic Bullet. The ice cream had the consistency of frozen yogurt, but maintained all the natural sweetness from the bananas and pumpkin pie spice flavors. I had this as a lighter dessert or a much-needed afternoon treat when studying. So have a healthy and natural option for ice cream, as well as a delicious dessert.

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