It’s been a few days since I stepped on stage so a day like today comes at a perfect day. I mean, it’s National Ice Cream Day.
There are very few other food “holidays” that could beat that. I mean, you know I love cupcakes so a National Cupcake Day would be perfect. But that’s another day. Today is ice cream and I am cool with that.
What’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?
I don’t have a favorite flavor per se. I am an ice cream sundae type of girl. I like a brownie or cake on the bottom of my ice cream. I mean pie ala mode would be good to but I prefer a something cake like with fudge and whipped cream.
With all that said, there are so many options out there. Walk down any grocery store aisle and you see a plethora of low-calorie, low-sugar, non-dairy frozen dessert options and in more flavors than you can ever dream of.
One of my favorite ice cream’s is Ben & Jerry’s Everything But The…
There’s no need for adding chocolate, nuts or anything to it. It’s everything you need in the ice cream and then some.
However, there are a number of ice cream alternatives out there.
Choose frozen yogurt that has been made with low or non fat dairy products. Even better, you may want to consider making the yogurt yourself. You can purchase an ice cream maker to combine fat free yogurt with the fruit of your choice. Your family won’t believe that it’s not real ice cream!
Make your own ice cream
It’s really simple and tastes good. I even added some PB2 to give it some flavor.
One ingredient ice cream
The requires a single ingredient: bananas. Cut ripe bananas into coin-sized circles, then freeze them for at least two hours in an airtight container. Once you take the pieces out of the freezer, blend them in a food processor or blender.
The banana ice cream is ready to eat, or you can put it back in the freezer until it’s solid. If you want more flavor, top the ice cream with cinnamon or a handful of nuts.
Put ice cubes through an ice shaver or snow cone machine. Then you can either buy syrup and pour over the shaved ice. Or you can make your own syrup from fresh or frozen berries. Use a blender or food processor to puree the fruit to top the ice.
What’s your favorite type of ice cream?