Bad news: Being an adult means responsibilities. Building a career. Planning a family, maybe.
Good news: You now have the power to fulfil most of your childhood dreams. Among them, ICE CREAM PARTIES. No one to limit your topping choices, fuss over how messy you are or tell you when to stop.
Okay, bad news: Things just ain't the way they used to be 20-30 years ago. Maybe the sugar gives you headaches. Maybe you've become lactose intolerant.
But, GOOD NEWS: THIS dairy-free, naturally sweetened n'ice cream recipe. Made in a blender (no fancy ice cream maker required!). Using TWO ingredients. And of course, so many ways to celebrate its amazingness.
We've always been a big fan of One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream. Blending frozen banana slices in a food processor is one of the best secrets of life. But if we're hosting a n'ice cream party, you bet we'll need a heck of a lot more n'ice cream.
So, all you need is:
FROZEN BANANA SLICES + COCONUT MILK
Yup, just these two ingredients in a high-powered blender. You can eat it in soft serve form, or create a more scoopable consistency by freezing the batch for about 1.5 hrs.
Pro-Tip: Freeze the n'ice cream in a baking pan so it firms up faster and more evenly.
Two-Ingredient Coconut Banana Ice Cream
Time: 1.5 hrs
- 1.5 cups Organic Coconut Milk (full-fat, canned)
- 5 Bananas (sliced, frozen)
- Add all ingredients into a blender and blend until smooth. Occasionally scrape down the sides or nudge the frozen bananas down (Caution: make sure the blender is turned off!).
- Scoop into bowls and enjoy immediately as soft serve or for firmer ice cream, transfer to a baking pan and freeze for at least 1.5 hours before scooping.
Now that you've learned how to make a huge batch of blender ice cream and invited all your BFFs to BYOB (bring-your-own-bananas), you're left with one final important task: deciding what kind of ice cream party to throw.
We've got some ideas.
A Simple Ice Cream Bar with Fruits and Nuts
Keep it easy peasy. Serve the ice cream in bowls and set out some fruits, nuts and seeds for your guests to customize. Ask them to bring their favourite toppings.
Deluxe Ice Cream Bar in Waffle Bowls
Serve your ice cream in waffle cones or bowls, and go a little crazy with the toppings. Oh, and do include sauces and syrups. We used our homemade chia jam with a spoonful of peanut butter, chocolate syrup and sprinkles, and maple butter with crushed pecans.
Pro-Tip: Melt coconut oil with dark chocolate chips. This syrup hardens when you drizzle it over ice cream to create that magic-ice cream-truck-chocolate-shell.
Banana Split Ice Cream Sundae Party
Yes. Yes. Yes. Slice a couple of bananas lengthwise and roast them on a parchment-lined baking sheet at 400F for about 10-15 minutes (skin side down). Gently spoon the bananas out of the skin. Scoop ice cream. Top and drizzle. Done and done.
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