Svara’s Icecream

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Svara’s favorite treat!  The fact that she is allergic to dairy, and has to have only minimal sugar luckily do not keep Svara away from icecream!

 

Here is our super easy icecream recipe that Svara has been eating since she was less than a year old:

Banana Icecream

*3-6 very ripe bananas, frozen

*200ml (approximately 1 cup) full fat coconut milk (can substitute with any milk or milk alternative)

Optional ingredients, choose one or more:

*2-3 Tbs carob or cocoa powder (we use carob)

*Large handful of fresh green spinach leaves (can’t taste them and makes pretty green icecream!)

*Frozen berries, any kind

*2-3 Tbs peanut butter or any  nut or seed butter

*2-4 Tbs lemon juice for lemon icecream! (you may need to add some sweetener to taste for this variety)

 

Place all ingredients into food processor and process until smooth.  It will be quite soft, but still very cold, when it is finished.  It can be eaten immediately or put into a container in the freezer.  You can also spoon it into popsicle molds!  If you have an icecream maker you can also put it in the iceream maker to make it more stiff for immediate eating.  After it is completely frozen it will be quite hard.  You can let it sit out on the counter for 10 minutes to soften, or place in the microwave for 20-40 seconds so it is easy to scoop (just make sure it is in a microwaveable container if you do that!)

 

Because bananas are so naturally sweet you do not need any additional sugar in this recipe, which is great for Svara! (she gets yeast overgrowth if she has too much sugar)   This is also the only way Svara will currently eat bananas.  We make it at least once a week!  Usually the carob variety, but sometimes Svara requests green icecream, or plain banana.

 

Svara knows that she has dietary restrictions.  When in the store if she sees something she’ll ask, “does it have dairy?” or “does it have too much sugar?” and she doesn’t put up a fuss when I say yes, it does.  Perhaps some day this will change, but right now she remembers having a rash and being all itchy from eating the wrong foods, so she’s more than happy to stick with what she’s able to have.  And having healthy and tasty alternatives for her at home always helps too!

8 thoughts on “Svara’s Icecream

  1. I’ll have to try that! We often do berry smoothies with spinach. Sometimes Little Elvis will (kind of) willingly eat spinach at supper, but it’s a whole lot easier to put it in a berry smoothie.

  2. I stumbled, or rather was led to your website. My health practitioner told me at the beginning of the year to cut out sugar completely from my diet for health reasons. I have found it difficult to find sugar-free recipes that are tasty and healthy. So what a welcome relief to find your recipes! thank you so much for the big heart to share them with us!l

    1. Aw, I’m glad I could be of a little help! It’s hard to go sugar free. I’ve never done it myself for more than a few weeks at a time. But I definitely try to eat less sugar, and give my daughter as little as possible. Thank goodness for bananas! There is a recipe in this book for banana bread that uses no added sugar, only the bananas. Dates are another great sweetener, though I have not figured out how to use them for baked goods, as it changes the texture too much. but for date/nut bars they are awesome! Also blended into smoothies and icecream in place of sugar.

  3. What a good mom you are! Going the extra mile to make sure your little one has good things to make her happy and that are healthy for her, even though it requires more work. Great job! And this looks great, will have to try it for my girls!

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