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Healthy Antioxidant Ice Cream

This summer, if you're looking for a serious health boost while not having to give up your favorite frozen treat then you really need to make this Antioxidant Ice Cream.

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About 15 years ago (!) I went with some of my girlfriends to a spa in Palm Springs so that we could detox, unwind and recharge (remember, this was pre-kids when things like that were still possible). One of my favorite parts of the weekend, aside from the massages and yoga classes, were the healthy cooking demos. I remember being amazed as I watched our instructor make a variety of flavorful soups, smoothies and ice creams, all in the blender using only whole fruits and vegetables and no processed ingredients.

Antioxidant Ice Cream video from Weelicious

Having a sweet tooth, I was immediately drawn to the instructor's version of ice cream, which she made in the incredibly powerful Vitamix blender. Using just a few simple ingredients she transformed frozen fruit into luscious "ice cream", loaded with all of the flavor and none of the guilt. Upon returning home, it's something I started making regularly. I use an entire bag of frozen berries in my recipe, and you can only imagine how good you're doing your body with each bite.

Antioxidant Ice Cream video from Weelicious

Even though I'm happy to offer my kids ice cream and sorbet every now and then, this Antioxidant Ice Cream is a family favorite, and one I'm always happy to given them. My hubby loves it too now and makes it for himself almost every night! Try playing around with a variety of your favorite mix-ins to make the recipe your own. Vanilla extract, nuts, nut butters, cocoa powder…the options are limitless.

Watch this quick video to see all the tricks I use to make this easy summertime treat!

Antioxidant Ice Cream video from Weelicious

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Healthy Antioxidant Ice Cream (2)

Prep Time: 1 mins Cook Time: 3 mins

egg free

nut free

dairy free

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces frozen mixed berries
  • 1 ripe banana
  • 1 tablespoon Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 cup vanilla almond milk (or any milk you prefer)

Preparation

1. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth, adding more milk until desired consistency is reached.

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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12 comments

  • Janelle

    I love this!! I'm hooked too I add pb n dark chocolate! I haven't added milk but I bet it will be creamier ! Making this one tonight!

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  • Amy Hourigan

    This looks yummy! Will using a regular blender work?

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    • Catherine McCord

      A regular blender will work, you'll just have to stop the blender, open the lid, and push down the contents a few times.

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  • Beth Tasty Yummies

    love this!! My kind of ice cream!

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  • Collette Meal Mom

    I love this! I just made it and it was delicious! I used a frozen banana so i added a little extra almond milk! Thanks!

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  • Maria

    Did you use sweetened almond milk or unsweetened?

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    • Catherine McCord

      You can use either! Depending on how sweet you want the finished product!

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  • Kimberly

    Catherine,
    Next time, turn that banana upside-down & squeeze the end. It will pop right open for you, ready to peel. Easy - peasy!

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  • Amanda Hueston

    Have you found a way to make this yumminess and freeze for later without crystallization occurring? I know it's easy enough to blend fresh every time... I would just like to have some already made so I won't have toclean the blender every time iI want this. Ideas?

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    • Catherine McCord

      I usually make a batch, eat half, and freeze the rest for the next day. Pack it tightly into your freezer container and place parchment paper or plastic wrap directly touching the ice cream. The next day, you may need to let it sit on the counter for a bit to soften.

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  • Kate ¡Hola! Jalapeño

    Oh so good! Now if they only sold bags of those pink lemonade blueberries!

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