Home-made dairy-free banana ice cream
- Ripe Bananas (the more bananas you have, the more ice cream you make)
Peel and cut bananas into 1/2″ slices and freeze. Once frozen, put them in a blender and blend until the consistency is creamy, just like ice cream. You will most likely have to stop the blender and scrape the sides and push the bananas farther into the blender in order to reach this consistency. Have patience with it. It’s worth it!
Feel free to add walnuts or dairy-free chocolate chips to add to this already delicious treat or add it to a gluten-free ice cream cone. You can even re-freeze it for future snacking. Note: I tried the reverse to save some time by first blending non-frozen bananas into a creamy pudding and secondly freezing it. It wasn’t the same. It tasted more like a frozen sorbet type dessert and less like ice cream. But still delicious!
Black Bean Brownies (gluten-free, grain-free, dairy-free)
– 1 (15 ½ oz) can black beans (rinsed and drained)
– 3 eggs
– 3 tablespoons cocoa powder
– 1 pinch salt
– 1 teaspoon vanilla
– ¾ cup cane sugar or xylitol
Mix ingredients together in a blender/food processor until pureed.
Pour into a greased 8×8 cake pan.
Stir in some chocolate chips and nuts, or leave plain.
Bake at 350F for approximately 30 minutes.
Let cool completely before cutting.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Serves 16, Yields 16 Brownies
Feel free to substitute the vanilla for other spices (i.e. Penzey™s Apple Spice).
Quick and Easy Gluten-Free and Vegan PEPPERMINT BARK
I don’t know about you but I love dessert! So I am constantly looking for healthy versions that I don’t feel guilty about. During Christmas, I always bring my own dessert so that I am not tempted to eat others which will make me feel not so great the next day… So here’s another one that is easy to make and really fun to gift because of all the colors. There are 2 layers to this bark but feel free to just make the dark layer and drizzle the candy cane on top. I’ve made a batch for myself without the candy cane and instead added crushed pecans. Please let me know if you’ve tried it yourself 🙂