Recently I’ve been visiting Little People Nutrition and was intrigued by a recipe for Dairy Free Banana Coconut “Ice Cream”. Feeling curious, I decided to experiment with a combination of Banana, Raspberry and Coconut Cream. After trying this a couple of times now, I can honestly say…I can’t believe it’s not ice cream. This iced dessert is sugar-free, preservative free, additive free and colouring free. It has only three ingredients, can be made using completely organic products and is only sweetened by the natural sugars in the fruit.
1 can of coconut cream
2-3 ripe bananas
A cup or so of raspberries (or pre-packaged frozen raspberries)
1) The night before, or early in the day, you will need to pour coconut cream into a couple of ice cube trays to freeze. You will also need to chop and freeze the bananas and the raspberries. Once these have set, you have your three ingredients. I used about a third of each.
2) Place the three frozen ingredients into a food processor and blend. It may be difficult to blend at first if it’s frozen hard, but it will gradually break up. Stop every few moments to use a spatula to scrape down the sides and scoop off the base, then continue blending.
There’s something quite magical that happens during this process as air is whipped into the components. The end result is a lovely, light, ice cream-tasting dessert. I am so looking forward to trying this with other fruits. Mango would be sublime…with some crushed macadamias included at the end. If you try this dessert at home, let me know what you think.