Like plenty of people, I love icecream, but it’s not exactly a health food. Thankfully, I discovered a wonderful fruit-based substitute courtesy of the internet, one that I tweaked a bit. A food processor is needed although a blender might work, I’m thinking, if you didn’t make it as thick. I have a food processor attachment for my blender which works great (I didn’t even know you could buy accessories for blender bases till a couple years ago). The treat satisfies my urge for sweets and it’s good for me. Seriously, I don’t miss icecream when I have this.
It lends easily to variations, depending on what ingredients are on hand.
For this occasion, I combined
-one ripe banana
-frozen mango, frozen blueberries, frozen raspberries, frozen strawberries (the strawberries I bought fresh and froze; the others were store brand frozen berries).
-brown sesame seeds.
Other possible options are ingredients like yogurt, pumpkin, peanut butter, cocoa powder, cinnamon, blackstrap molasses, vanilla flavor, or canned fruit. Basically, I just look around and see what I have. I don’t get too freaky ’cause I think something like canned or frozen spinach, for example, could screw with the taste. If you want, add a little water to the mix for a smoother, thinner “icecream,” but watery ingredients like yogurt will also accomplish the same.
One last personal note. The glass or kingly goblet in the photo is special. I bought a pair of them for .50 apiece when I was a teenager, from a discount department store. They are solid as all get out, having survived lots of use and many moves. I can’t think of one thing in my kitchen I’ve owned longer. I love to use them here so I can admire the beautiful colors as I