Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan "Ice Cream"

This has been all the rage on food blogs recently so I decided to try it.  

I made this with 2 bananas and three of us shared it.  We each had maybe a half cup.

Freeze 2 bananas - They should be pretty ripe

Place the bananas and about 2 to 3 Tablespoons of Cocoa Powder (unsweetened) into a food processor. Process until the banana seems completely mashed up.  Scrape the side, process again.  Scrape the sides and add a little (about 1/4 cup or so) milk of your choice. You could even use water. Process until it becomes smooth.

Naturally it tastes like chocolate and banana, but the banana flavor is not as strong as I thought it would be.  Next time I would add vanilla, just a tad. 

You could also use nut butter instead of the cocoa for flavoring. I am sure there are plenty of different combinations but I am fresh out of ideas right now!

Here are the photos:

                               Inside of the food processor when it was finished

                                   In my little dish.  See? About 1/2 cup.


  1. What a perfect, cheap idea, and perfect for my gluten and dairy-free two year old. Thanks!