November 3, 2009
Who says that you can't eat ice cream for breakfast? In our house, we eat ice cream any time of day. I'm not talking Haagen-Dazs or Ben & Jerry's. The reason ice cream is an anytime treat in our house is because we make homemade an Italian version of ice cream called gelato and ours contains no refined sugar.
My husband goes to our local ice cream store at least once a week to get a cup of yogurt gelato, so we were inspired to make our own version using honey to sweeten it and giving it some added depth with cinnamon. It's heavenly and those are the only ingredients. Since this gelato is made with greek yogurt, it's high in both protein and calcium which are important for little ones and their growing bodies.
So, whenever you want to give your crew a special treat that's also good for them, just head for the freezer, put a couple of scoops of this "ice cream" in everybody's bowls and watch the smiles light up light up the room. No matter what time of day.