Jul 27, 2016
3-Ingredient Peach Nice Cream ~ whole food, plant-based
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. 🙂