Healthy Vegan Ice creams in Blender – No ice cream maker needed!

I have been going crazy with frozen desserts to keep myself cool during these hot days. These ice creams are so easy to make if you have a decent blender, and have no added sugar other than the natural sugars in the banana and if you decide to add some of the Soy French Vanilla milk, which you can certainly omit. If you add a bit more liquid these would probably make delicious milk shakes!

I tried to recount the amounts of things that I put in each batch, but it is not 100% exact. Everything is flexible, so if you want it thicker, add another 1/2-whole frozen banana, or omit the milk. If you don’t have a super powerful blender, you may need to wait for the frozen bananas to thaw slightly. Eat right away or store in airtight freezable container in the freezer.

Blend well until smooth and creamy for each recipe! But you want it to be thick, so don’t blend for too long or it’ll get too soft. If that happens, you can pop the mixture in the freezer for a bit to firm it up. Up until very recently, I had a pretty low-powered blender, and I tried my best to make these kinds of ice creams but they never turned out perfect. It was still yummy, but if your blender is just not powerful enough, then I would maybe opt for making milk shakes, by allowing the frozen fruit to thaw out a bit.

I used a Vitamix to make these (I have only had it for about 2-3 weeks… and it is everything I hoped it would be. Oh mah gad.), but I’m sure there are many other blenders that will get the job done.

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Strawberry & Blueberry Ice Cream

  • 1-2 frozen bananas
  • a few frozen strawberries
  • handful of frozen blueberries
  • splash of Soy French Vanilla Milk or coconut milk (optional)
  • 2-3 drops almond extract (or vanilla)
  • pinch sea salt

 

Chocolate Mint Chip Ice Cream

 

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

  • 1-2 frozen bananas
  • 2-4 tbs pumpkin puree
  • few shakes of pumpkin pie spice
  • splash of Soy French Vanilla milk or vanilla extract
  • pinch sea salt

 

 Chocolate Ice Cream

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Topping Ideas: Cacao nibs, cinnamon shavings, almonds, walnuts, vegan chocolate chips / chocolate shavings, sliced banana/fresh berries….

I wish I took more photos of the other kinds of ice creams… I ate them before I could do so. My bad. ;,( Hehe.

xo –Clare

 

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