as industrial ice cream usually is high in added sugar, i ventured into making my own today. three ingredients. simple and absolutely divine in its fruityness:
vegan strawberry ice cream
even though the recipe is pure and simple, you need to decide a day before (unless you always keep a frozen banana in your freezer … which i don’t!). for one portion (or if you only want a small dessert, it might feed two) you only need one frozen banana (best frozen overnight), a handfull of frozen strawberries (or any other frozen fruits you desire) and a dash of lime juice. cut the banana into pieces and put it together with the halved strawberries and a bit of lemon juice in a blender and blend until you have a nice smooth sorbet. do not overblend as it will turn too liquidy after a while.
serve immediately – don’t prepare in advance (you can put the sorbet back in the freezer for a maximum of 15 mins … not longer, otherwise ice crystals will form). eat with pleasure!
should you want it less tangy, you can use other juice than lime (i.e. orange) or a dash of coconut milk. the tiny amount of liquid is needed as otherwise the frozen fruits will not easily be blended and end up chopped. you could also use fresh strawberries but you need to put them in the fridge before using so they are cold. if you use fresh fruits (apart from the banana, that needs to be frozen through and through) then there is no extra liquid needed!
actually, while thinking about it, from now on i shall always store a banana in the freezer, in order to whip up some feel-good 100% fruit ice cream 🙂