Saturday, September 29, 2012

Healthy homemade ice cream

Here's a great recipe to both satisfy your sweet tooth and not stray from your diet. I use a few ingredients but really the only ingredients you need are frozen fruit and water. If you want to make the deluxe stuff though, I use frozen fruit, zero calorie sweetener, sugar free creamer, and a little bit of almond butter. 

Ingredients:

2-3 cups frozen fruit
2 tbsp sugar-free coffee creamer (optional)
2 tbsp Splenda zero calorie sweetener (optional)
1 tbsp almond milk (optional)
1 tbsp nut butter (optional)

Less than 75 calories per cup.



Start by measuring 2-3 cups of frozen fruit into your blender. For this recipe, you need a decent blender. Your standard shitty $15 Walmart blender might not work. I highly recommend the blender you see pictured, the Vita-Mix. It was expensive but holy shit if it's not the best kitchen appliance I've ever bought, hands down. Worth every penny. Anyway. If you don't have a blender with a tamper included, you'll need to scrape the sides several times while blending. Add in 2 tbsp creamer, 1 tbsp almond milk, 2 tbsp of Splenda, and about a tablespoon of almond butter.




I added an ice cube just to fluff it up just a little. 


Blend all ingredients together on high for a minute or so. The idea is to break the fruit up fast enough that it instantly refreezes. If you have a tamper, tamp the ingredients into the blade as it blends. If it gets too hard or the motor begins to overheat, add a splash of water. If you don't have a tamper, use the ice crush setting on your blender and scrape it after every 2-3 seconds of blending. 

 

When it's ready, it will look exactly like ice cream that you'd buy at Baskin Robbins. 


It should have a thick consistency and should still be frozen. 


Voila. Fresh, homemade, healthy ice cream that's low calorie and easy to prepare. You're welcome.

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