Jul 27, 2016

3-Ingredient Peach Nice Cream ~ whole food, plant-based

 

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Happy Peach Ice Cream Day! This version of peach ice cream is so delicious, so refreshing, and a total breeze to make. Perfect for these sweltering summer days. All you need to make this (or any quick homemade ice cream) is a food processor, frozen bananas and fruit or other tasty, whole-food ingredients of your choice. Who needs store-bought vegan ice cream?? Not me! I’ve had my share of supposedly “healthy” ice cream. Most supermarkets carry a pretty good selection these days of vegan ice cream made from soy milk, rice milk, coconut milk and even cashew milk ice cream is now on the freezer shelves. Health food stores of course have an even wider selection.

But guess what? There’s still a bunch of “suspicious” ingredients in them, not to mention oodles of sugar. These ingredients are mostly in the form of stabilizers and thickeners. One common culprit is carrageenan. What the heck is carrageenan? Check out this informative VIDEO by Dr. Greger. In it, he states that this substance is a potential, but not proven, health hazard which can create inflammation and digestive problems. I say, why gamble? especially when you can make your own lovely, whole-food frozen treats right in your own kitchen with so little effort!

Carrageenan is also found in many plant-based milks sold in retail stores. You can, however, find some without it. As always, I urge you to check your labels. Or make your own: here, here, here and here. πŸ™‚ 

Healthy trails,

Helyn-Signature

 

 

 

 

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3-Ingredient Peach Nice Cream

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Serving Size: 4

A whole-food, totally yummy ice cream to cool you off and make you smile!

Ingredients

  • 2 sliced, frozen bananas
  • 2 cups sliced, frozen peaches (organic recommended!)
  • 5-6 oz. coconut milk (see notes)

Method

  1. Place the bananas and peaches into a food processor and pulse until well chopped.
  2. Add the milk, a little at a time, and process until the ingredients form a smooth, decadent ice cream texture.
  3. Top with a little date syrup if you like. But it's great without it, too.
  4. Serve immediately as soft-serve or freeze for a harder ice cream.

Notes

I found a coconut milk at my local Asian store that is truly wonderful. It has NO stabilizers or emulsifiers. It's just coconut and water. Here is a link to the coconut milk which I have added to my Amazon store for your convenience: AROY-D COCONUT MILK

They also sell a coconut CREAM but it is very rich.

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4 responses to “3-Ingredient Peach Nice Cream ~ whole food, plant-based”

  1. This looks awesome, Helyn! It is so hot here in SC and I am a total peach ice cream girl at heart. Thanks for sharing!!! πŸ™‚

  2. Devora K says:

    Helyn, this looks great, and peaches are on sale now, so that’s even better! I always have bananas in the freezer, too. Thanks especially for the caution about carageenan. I’m going to check my plant milk now!

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