Here's to the perfect 4th of July treat! Ingredients
4bananasfrozen (break into chunks before freezing)
1piecesplit and scraped vanilla bean or 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine the bananas and almond butter in a food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. Add the strawberries and vanilla and pulse to mix well, leaving a few solid bits of strawberry throughout. Transfer the nice cream to an airtight container and freeze for 30 minutes for a soft texture or for 1 to 2 hours for a firmer texture. If the nice cream becomes too hard to scoop, let it stand at room temperature for 10 to 15 minutes before serving.
Change it up:
omit the strawberries and use peanut butter instead of almond butter
replace the strawberries with pitted fresh or frozen cherries
replace the strawberries with cocoa powder
TIP: Keep a stash of ripe banana chunks in the freezer to make delicious soft-serve nice cream (and smoothies) in minutes.
* recipe from "How Not to Die Cookbook" Michael Greger, MD