SOOO if you’re like our family, then you’re a group of passionate lovers of ice-cream, right? Chocolate, Strawberry, Mint, Cookie Dough, Pistachio, Caramel… and the list goes on. Well, i’m also very passionate about what my children eat. My motto is the simpler the better; whole foods, clean foods and the least processed, the better.
So, it’s only natural that years ago I went on the search for the most natural ice-cream I could make. I’ve been using this recipe for a long time and well before my little ladies graced my world. It’s easy, it’s quick and its dreamy texture will have you making weekly batches.
1 ripe banana
2 ripe avocados, sliced and diced
¾ of a frozen can of organic coconut milk (use the milk in your coffee for a playful change to your typical morning flavor)
½ cup cacao nibs (optional – great if you like texture and a little chocolate in its purest form)
Sliced Strawberries for toppings
NOTE: Night before separate thick cream part from milk and freeze.
Pre-cut the banana and avocado and place in individual bowls. Ask your little one to add those ingredients to the blender. This way your child feels like they are really helping with the ‘cooking’ and getting involved and you don’t have to worry about them cutting fingers on the avocado or getting an avocado seed to the head.
Ask little ones to add frozen coconut cream to your blender. Blend until completely mixed. Use a spatula to scrap down sides. My daughters loves to press the blender. I sit them both on the table and they take turns. Its super cute.
Add Agave and blend. Scrape down sides.
Once everything is completely blended and you no longer see chunks of the coconut cream, add the cacao nips and blend for just a few moments.
Have the little ones hold the dish while you scoop in the mixture. We used a vintage pan and lid as our dish for this, but you can use Tupperware or anything else that creates an airtight seal. Place a layer of saran wrap over the ice-cream and push it gently down to come in contact with the mixture. This helps stop browning cause by oxidization. Don’t worry if you get a little during the freezing process you can simply scrap it off or eat it.
The hardest step is the waiting. It takes around 4 hours to freeze and my eldest always sings ‘is the ice-cream ready yet?’ for oh, about 4 hours.
When ready, pull from freezer, scoop a few yummy balls of deliciousness and add fresh strawberries, berries, fruit or any other toppings your heart/s desires.