Now, enough soul food let's get to the yummy ice cream. This recipe was inspired by a funny conversation I had with a girlfriend, Mari. I was telling her that in general "I keep a somewhat vanilla front with sparks of chocolate chips here and there." She thought it was pretty funny and came back with "I think I am more like vanilla or even strawberry with a chocolate vein and hidden wells of hot ginger no-one was expecting to find and some pretty tooth breaking nuts too." I about rolled on the ground, tickled by her expression, but then the "fat girl" in me thought dang, that ice cream sounds good! haha!
The next morning I was bubbling with enthusiasm as I made ice cream inspired from my friends interpretation of her personality. It sure made it more exciting than most mornings. I decided to add a spark of my flare with blackberries and beet powder for a pulsing vibrant color. I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as we do. It is a new favorite flavor of ours. Mari-Ice-Cream bursting with life! This ice cream reminds you of why you are alive. To live, enjoy, taste, touch, feel and splurge in a health conscious way. It is enormous, creamy, pretty and vibrating with life. Enjoy this mouthwatering, lick-your-bowl, "did you finish yours?" treat!
- 3 cups frozen bananas
- 1 cup frozen blackberries
- 1 tsp beet powder
- 1 tsp fresh ginger - peeled and sliced fine
- 1/4 cup cacao nibs
- 1/4 cup cashews
- 1/2 cup dairy free milk
- Place ingredients in a blender or food processor
- Use a butter knife or strong spatula to press sides down, repeat until creamy
- Give it an extra blend
- Place in a zip lock bag with the corner cut off, seal and squeeze in circular motions into two bowls creating a large tower of ice cream.
- Dig in!!!