This weekend was a scorcher and I loved it! It’s about time since Vancouver has been more cold, wet and snowy this year than it has been in a long time! But naturally as the days get warmer, my craving for popsicles and ice cream goes way through the roof but all those artificial dyes and sweeteners in store bought products are not something I want to put into my body on a regular basis and as often as I want a frozen treat!
I feel like it’s my civil right to share with you my favourite summer treat, so much so that I will make it a few nights a week during those long heat wave nights that are inevitably coming! These ingredients are all natural and sweetened without any processed or refined sugars. A treat that will make mum, dad and the kiddos happy this summer. So if you have 5 minutes, what are you waiting for? Get going and make this!! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed. I actually prefer this to regular ice cream any day 🙂 .
The possibilities with this are really endless. Some of my favourite combos include:
- For matcha nice cream: add more banana (no strawberries) + add 1 tbsp matcha or more to taste
- For chocolate nice cream: add 1 tbsp cocoa powder (unsweetened kind) + 1 tsp maple syrup
- For peach nice cream: sub peaches for strawberries
- For chocolate hazelnut nice cream: add 1 tbsp cocoa powder + 1 tsp maple syrup and a handful of hazelnuts
… I think you get the point! The possibilities are really endless and that’s half the fun in making nice cream 🙂 .
I’d love for you to try my recipe or create your own flavour combination. Please tag me on Instagram and Facebook (@balancingandie) with your creation. Click here to pin the recipe for future reference.