Remember the old saying, “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream For Ice Cream!” We all love ice cream. We made Pineapple Ice Cream a while back. It’s one of our favorites and it seems one of yours too! Today’s lovely treat is just as delicious! It’s just free of a few things; sugar and dairy. So enjoy this FREE Ice Cream!
Dairy and Sugar Free Ice Cream
I have been seeing a lot of recipes lately for dairy free ice cream made with frozen bananas. We always seem to have frozen bananas. When they get really ripe and spotted, my kids won’t eat them. They think they’ve gone bad. I’ll peel them and place them in the freezer for smoothies or baking.
Today’s recipe combines bananas, blackberries, and raw peanuts. I was thinking of a PBB&J (peanut butter, banana, and jelly sandwich) when I put these ingredients together. The raw peanuts added a creaminess that was outstanding! Unfortunately, raw peanuts don’t have much flavor after they were soaked. So the ice cream had a strong berry and banana flavor. If you want more peanut butter flavor, roast your peanuts or but roasted peanuts.
I have a Vitamix blender that I absolutely love. I can create frozen items in my blender without tearing up the motor. Frozen blackberries were used for this recipe to speed up my prep time. If you don not have a strong blender, use fresh or thawed berries. Follow the directions and then freeze the cream in a freezer safe container until firm. This step will add a few hours to your prep time.
Banana Blackberry Ice Cream
1/2 cup raw peanuts
6 ounces frozen blackberries
2 bananas, thickly sliced and frozen
- Place peanuts in a large bowl. Cover with 2 cups of warm water and allow to stand for 2 hours to overnight. (I let it stand overnight).
- Drain off water from peanuts and place them in your blender.
- Add blackberries to blender and puree until smooth. If needed, add up to 3 Tablespoons of water to help make a smooth puree.
- Add bananas and blend until smooth. Scrap down the sides of the blender often to get everything incorporated.
- Cream should be the consistency of firm soft serve. You can serve or freeze in a freezer safe container until ready.
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* This recipe was a runner up for the Best Blackberry rceipe sponsored by Driscol’ls and Whole Foods Southwest.