The weather is FINALLY getting warmer and the kids have already started asking where the popsicles and ice cream treats are. When I signed up for the 6-week challenge I wasn’t paying much attention to the season in which it would run (honestly I was just happy I wouldn’t have to scrape off my car every morning on the way to the gym). Here I am 3 weeks in and I wasn’t prepared for “ice cream season”. So I did a little digging around on Pinterest (Seriously LOVE this site!) and came across a few recipes that didn’t sound bad but included ingredients that I couldn’t have….. so I improvised!
This ice cream alternative was not only tasty but super easy to make. My daughter and I made in less than 10 minutes and the best part….. you only need 2 ingredients!!!
2 large frozen bananas (its easier to blend if they are cut up but I did just fine with frozen half bananas)
2 tbsp of natural peanut butter
Place frozen bananas in the blender or food processor and blend until you reach a thick soft serve consistency. You will likely have to pause every so often to scrape the sides of the blender. Once the bananas are blended add the peanut butter and blend to mix in. That’s it! Simple right?
Section the “nice” cream out into dished and enjoy or if you prefer a harder ice cream texture you can pop it in the freezer for few hours to firm it up. If you’re a chocolate fan you can add 1-2 tbsp of pure cocoa powder along with the peanut butter. You can also throw some mini chocolate chips in at the very end (I use Camino chocolate chips in my baking etc. because they are dairy and sugar free)
***disclaimer – In the picture my “nice” cream is topped with a chocolate peanut butter muscle cup which was purchased through Josh and is completely challenged approved!