I get a great sense of satisfaction feeding my family healthy food. What’s an even greater sense of satisfaction is when my family is eating something healthy and they have no idea. Sometimes I quietly snicker and think to myself, haha, tricked you! Only if they knew what they were eating sometimes, I would probably be banned from the kitchen forever.
I was actually born with ice cream in my genetic makeup, so it is not my fault that if I had the choice, I could survive eating ice cream only (and drinking wine). Who doesn’t like ice cream? I don’t think that many people. It is unfortunate that such a delicious food has about a bazillion calories and next to no nutritional value. That’s about to change.
I made my, ‘good for you’ ice cream this weekend and was feeding it to Adam and the kids (they do my recipe quality control) when I told Adam what was in the ice cream, he was in total shock. I didn’t tell the kids, I just let them devour it…all of it.
This ice cream is made with no cream at all. It is made with avocados and banana for the base, a little natural sweetener and a touch of chocolate for flavour, so it is loaded with vitamins and minerals. Consider this recipe a base for whatever you like in your ice cream, add pureed fruit, peanut butter, or live a little and add sprinkles.
Here is the Recipe – It Makes 8 Servings – or 1 Gigantic Bowl for You:
4 Ripe Avocados
1/2 Cup Agave Nectar or Honey
1 TSP Vanilla Extract
2/3 Cup Bitter Sweet Chocolate – Melted
Here are the Directions:
1. In your food processor blend the avocado and banana until smooth
2. Add the agave/honey and vanilla and blend until combined
3. Add the warm melted chocolate and blend until combined
4. Pour ice cream mixture into a bowl and put into the freezer for at least an hour.