I’m that mum. Yep, the one that says if you eat all your dinner you’ll get something else afterwards. Some might call it a bribe, but I call it incentive.
Now to cut myself some slack, I do try to be careful with the exact wording of the ‘something else’ because I get it. Saying that the something else is ‘yummy or a treat’ kinda implies that the plate in front of them is c**p. Harsh, I know, but you know that’s what they’re thinking. Kids are clever creatures and they catch on quickly.
So when I do call on the ‘ice cream’ gods to get all the peas, carrots and broccoli in I reach for this super-quick and healthy dairy free ice cream option that both my babes LOVE. Truth be told, hubby and I make it for ourselves when they’re finally in bed.
Berry Good Ice Cream
A 'nice cream' dairy free dessert that you can make in a flash. Watch the video!
By Stacey Clare
frozen banana: 2
frozen berries: 1 cup
yoghurt: ½ cup
maple syrup: 1 tablespoon
Line a baking tray with baking paper. Slice the bananas into rounds, about 3cm thick. Pop in the freezer to harden. This will take about 1 hour. If you can, freeze bananas in bulk – they will keep for a few weeks at least.
In a blender or food processor, combine all the ingredients until just smooth. Take care as over-blending will result in mush. Tasty mush but you’ll need a straw or a container so you can pop it back in the fridge to harden.
Serve as you would any soft-serve. My babes love it in a bowl with pecan nuts crushed up on top. This is your licence to get creative.
Stacey Clare's Nutritional Tip:
This 'nice cream' recipe means you ditch the cream (and the time) and use bananas to get the same 'soft serve' consistency of ice cream.