I have been completely dairy free for over a year now and there are a few things I miss. One of them is ice cream, the other is cheesecake. I discovered this recipe last summer for raw ice cream sandwiches and I have used it frequently. Sometimes I use the full recipe, but mostly I just make the banana ice cream. It is a quick and easy treat on a hot day. It’s so much healthier than ice cream made with pasteurized milk and white processed sugar.
Money saving tip: I buy bananas when they are on sale and freeze them in small ziplock bags.
To make the “faux” ice cream, simply place the frozen bananas and the tsp of vanilla extract into the blender, and blend it until it is smooth. I use my Vitamix, so I have to stop it and push the bananas down a few times. Once it is well mixed I add some almond milk or water to get a smoother texture. Sometimes I use a little bit of maple syrup as a topping if I have it in the fridge. If you like bananas, you will love it!!!