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Maybe I shouldn't be eating SO much ice cream...
So I've been looking for ice cream substitutes-- cool treat items that I can replace my ice cream for. Here are a couple fun ones.
Banana Soft Serve
Exercise buddy Emily makes a fantastic soft serve ice cream with soft ripe bananas. She says to place soft bananas, sliced, in a zip baggie. Freeze for 24 hours. Blend in food processor until smooth. Now the bananas are soft serve ice cream. Stir in some mini-chocolate chips or refreeze in a popsicle container for a fun treat.
Wash, dry and separate grapes from the stem. Line a cookie sheet with parchment, wax or freezer paper. (Forget to do this and you will have a hard time removing the frozen grapes.) Freeze grapes (red or green) 4- 24 hours. Unstick from paper lining and replace in a freezer bag. Eat a guilt-free handful at a time-- just don't eat the whole bag in a day!
Wendy's Frosty Substitute
So I have been seeing these recipes pinned all over pinterest and on facebook. My question were they any good. NO! at least the recipes I tried. TOO much cocoa powder. Not enough sweetener. Too much banana flavor. Here is my creation, based on all the recipes I found.
15 ice cubes
3/4 cup milk
1-2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1-2 teaspoons sugar (equal to the cocoa powder)
1/3 ripe banana
Blend until smooth. Serve immediately!