Healthy “Ice Cream”- Banana Raspberry

Banana raspberry ice creamI have a weakness for ice cream, ever since I was a child. There’s just something so appealing about the sweet creaminess of it, and add in the fact that it’s cold and you get a pleasing sensation overload. There’s also a big nostalgia factor. Going out for  for ice cream with my family was something we did frequently in the summer, and I’d anguish over which 1 or 2 flavours I had to limit myself to choosing that day.

I love this recipe because it actually is a healthy and delicious alternative to regular ice cream. I know my family and friends roll their eyes when I say “this actually is…” because that sets you up for thinking it’s really awful but I’m trying to convince everyone that it’s not. Try this yourself and you will see what I mean, it is truly delicious and so simple.

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/2 cup frozen raspberries

Directions

  1. You need to make this using an already frozen banana. I always have bananas waiting in my freezer for smoothies. If you don’t, simply peel and cut up (or I like to break it in half) a banana and freeze it for at least an hour.
  2. Place the banana and raspberries in a food processor and blend until smooth. Note that this can be made with just bananas. You can also substitute the raspberries for another type of fruit like mango, blueberries, etc.
  3. Enjoy is right away. I haven’t tried to refreeze it and it might turn out okay but I’m not sure. If you have experience freezing it again please comment below and let me know how it turned out.