Blog #80: Strawberry Coconut Nicecream (Vegan + Gluten-Free)

 

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Strawberry Coconut Nicecream ready to be enjoyed! (Photo by: Christina Hale)

 

Summertime is here and frozen treats are a welcome delight during the hot days.  Everybody usually screams for ice cream — but this recipe will get you screaming for nicecream!

The simple and delicious combo of ingredients in this vegan homemade ice cream will leave you wanting more!  All you need here are 3 ingredients, 10 minutes to put it together and a few moments to enjoy it!

Let’s get into the recipe!

 

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups frozen ripe bananas (chopped)
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries (chopped)
  • 1 heaping Tbsp whipped coconut cream

 

 

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Frozen ripe bananas!  (Photo by: Christina Hale)

 

 

Ingredient Prep:

Coconut Cream: If you have store-bought coconut cream from the health food store, go ahead and use that.

If you have to DIY your coconut cream using coconut milk (in a can), here’s what to do:

1) Open 1 can of coconut milk (must be full fat)

2) Remove the hardened coconut milk solids from the rest of the milk in the can & put it in a mixing bowl.  Store the remaining coconut milk in a bottle in the fridge.

3) Get an electric hand mixer (or if you have a mixing machine like a Cuisinart mixer, you can use that).

4) With the whipping attachment ready to go, whip the coconut cream for 10mins until smooth with peaks.

**Please note**: As you are whipping the hardened coconut solids and it starts getting soft, you may notice that liquid is being released from the coconut milk solids.  No problem!  Simply drain off any excess coconut milk that collects at the bottom of the bowl while you’re whipping it.

5) You can put it to keep cool in the fridge for 15 minutes as you assemble the other ingredients.

 

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Coconut cream – whipped & chilled! (Photo by: Christina Hale)

 

Method:

In a food processor or Vitamix blender, put in the frozen banana and blend on high-speed to until the frozen bananas have turned into a ‘soft serve’ consistency.

Add in your frozen strawberries and allow it to combine with the bananas until smooth.

Lastly, it’s time for the coconut cream! 🥥

Add in your 1 heaping Tbsp of coconut cream and allow to combine with the other 2 ingredients.  Blend until all ingredients are combined.

Serve right away and enjoy! 🍧

Put any extra nice-cream in the freezer for the next few days.

 

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Frozen strawberries!  (Photo by: Christina Hale)

 

 

Health Benefits:

Bananas:  Cholesterol and fat-free! It makes a great fat/oil substitute in baking; High in potassium (important for proper nerve & muscle function); Gut healthy (easy to digest and contains fiber)

Strawberries: High in vitamin C, anti-aging properties, boosts immune system and helps to maintain good eye health

Coconut Milk: Lowers cholesterol, provides your body with electrolytes, helps your body lose fat (due to medium-chain triglycerides), and is helpful in building muscle

 

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Thank you for visiting Simply Chrissy Blog and for reading this blog post!

I hope you enjoyed it and gained a healthy, easy treat to make for your family and friends!

Leave a comment below letting me know how this recipe turned out for you!

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Cheers to the summer! 🌴 🍨 🌞

– Chrissy

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Diana says:

    This looks so yummy!! I love coconut milk!

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    1. Chrissy says:

      Hi Diane! 😃
      Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment! It turned out yummy indeed. The hint of coconut made it extra creamy in a ‘milky’ way, lol. It was complementary to the othet flavors included.

      Have an awesome day!

      Chrissy

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  2. It looks so good!!! I’m so much in the mood for ice cream right now!

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    1. Chrissy says:

      Haha! It really is! And it’s super easy. Any time you have ripe bananas (and you’re not going to make banana bread) chop them up and freeze them! Add your chosen other fruit for flavor and you’re golden! 💪😃

      It definitely will satisfy you!

      Have an awesome day & thank you for popping by!

      – Chrissy 😊

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      1. I’ll definitely keep that in mind and try it ! 😍

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      2. Chrissy says:

        👍👍😁😁🤙🏽🤙🏽

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    1. Chrissy says:

      Hi Diana! 😃 Thank you so much! I really appreciate it! 😊❤️🤙🏽

      Have a wonderful day!

      Chrissy

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      1. Diana says:

        You’re very welcome Chrissy! You have a great weekend too!😊❤

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      2. Chrissy says:

        Thank youuu!! 🙂 🙂

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