On a routine day my toddler and I walk by at least 3 ice cream or frozen yogurt shops. As if he needed any encouragement to have a sweet tooth, a trait he gets from me. The ice cream place is the worst or maybe I should say the best. You can smell the most irresistible scent of freshly baked waffle cones even before you turn the corner. That explains the constant line out the door on beautiful sunny days.
I do let my son indulge every so often, but I try to keep it under control. I made a batch of chocolate salted peanut nice cream. This vegan frozen treat came together with the magic of frozen bananas, cocoa powder, almond milk and peanut butter in the food processor. My son didn’t miss the real stuff and neither did I. On my to-do list is to experiment with other flavors for our dessert-loving house.
Chocolate Salted Peanut Nice Cream
Makes about 1 pint
4 large bananas
2-1/2 tablespoons cocoa powder
1/4 cup almond milk
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup salted peanuts
Cut the bananas into chunks and freeze until firm. Place the frozen bananas, cocoa powder, almond milk and peanut butter in a food processor or blender and puree until smooth. Transfer to an airtight container and stir in the peanuts. Freeze before serving.