Turning green with envy?
Hopefully, it’s the former. This pretty little green ice cream–pretty by my standards, at least–might turn some away in disgust, but true lovers of the mint-chocolate combo will crave.
And feel free to crave away, because your craving need not be accompanied by guilt. Why?
It’s made with bananas! And the green coloring doesn’t require food dye, although you’re welcome to use that if you like.
Makes one big serving of mint-chip ice cream
1 large, frozen banana, chopped into small rounds
1/4 cup frozen spinach (or food coloring)
2-3 drops peppermint extract
dash of stevia
1-2 T dark chocolate chips
In a small blender, mix banana rounds, spinach, extract, vanilla, and stevia ’til smooth cream forms.
Remove from blender. Shape into ice cream if need be and top with chips.
If any of the banana melts down or gets too runny, simply freeze for a few minutes.
Would you have ever guessed those were bananas just by looking at them? I certainly wouldn’t.
Hope you think this recipe is as cool as I do… and find it as tasty, too!
- Mango Ice Cream (collegiateculinaire.wordpress.com)