Healthy “Ice Cream” — pick your favorite flavor

By Ann Fulton

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As much as we adore our summertime scoops of ice cream from our favorite parlors (Carmen & Davids or Springer’s anyone?), this faux ice cream is shockingly delicious and refreshing–especially when you consider the main ingredient. And if you, like me, could eat a bowlful of the real deal every single night, this healthy alternative is an excellent way to keep things under control…and a perfect way to never let an overripe banana go to waste.

Since I have a growing list of favorite flavors, I thought pulling them all together would be helpful. Sometimes, older recipes get buried in the archives and it’s easy to miss them. Below, you can scan my top picks and then click on the photo of those that look appealing to print the easy recipe.

What is your favorite ice cream flavor?  Cup or cone?  And are there any special haunts you like to visit, whether home or away?


The original — Honey Peanut Butter “Ice Cream” (Click on photos for complete recipes.)


Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream


Strawberries and Cream Ice Cream


Bananas may be peeled and frozen whole, but I like to chop and freeze before transferring and storing in individual bags. This way, the right amount of bananas is ready at a moment’s notice and the uniformly chopped pieces blend more easily.


Immediately after blending, the ice cream is a luscious soft serve consistency. If harder ice cream is preferred (as pictured here), simply place in the freezer for several hours. After a night in the freezer, allow the ice cream to rest for 5-10 minutes for easier scooping.








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  1. Eunice

    Today, I went to the beachfront with my kids.
    I found a sea shell and gave it to my 4 year old daughter and said “You can hear the ocean if you put this to your ear.” She put the shell to her ear and screamed.
    There was a hermit crab inside and it pinched her ear. She never wants to
    go back! LoL I know this is entirely off topic but I had to tell someone!

    1. Ann

      It is almost on topic if you think of the old saying, “I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!” Hope she has a better day today, Eunice!

  2. Kathy

    I have tried almost all your recipes since I first discovered you in the Sunday News. I have 2 or 3 three I continually make and love the ways you help me adapt them as I am vegan.
    Re: Bob’s Red Mill products are the best and my pantry, freezer and fridge have numerous bags. I would really love to be the recipient of the granola products. They can stand right beside my Mason jar with your granola!

  3. Renee

    I made your strawberry flavor the other night and everyone loved it. Just like soft ice cream. Great consistency. Next up, the peanut butter flavor!