Instant Ice Cream #2: Banana-Peanut Butter-Cacao Nib


Happy Mother’s Day to all of the moms out there!


First I got flowers. Then we worked on my Mother’s Day present.

IMG_8055Then we had a combo Mother’s Day and birthday party for my Dad. We went crazy with a big salad bar, meatballs and spaghetti, and Fran Costigan’s The No Oil Added Chocolate Torte to Live For from Vegan Chocolate: Unapologetically Luscious and Decadent Dairy-Free Desserts.

I didn’t have time to make ice cream shmice cream, so I whipped up a quick version of my instant ice cream with a little extra fun packed inside, namely peanut butter and cacao nibs. Holy instant ice cream and a great topper for that decadent and delicious cake.

makes about 2 cups

2 cups frozen bananas
1 heaping tablespoon peanut butter
1 heaping tablespoon cacao nibs

Process together until smooth. Enjoy!

Instant Ice Cream!


It was super hot out today and my son came inside and asked for ice cream. I haven’t made any ice cream shmice cream yet this summer so I made the very vegan standby: banana ice cream made from frozen bananas.

If you read this blog, you know I drink a shake-y shake every morning and I keep tons of frozen bananas in the freezer. Just put them into the food processor and voila, instant ice cream! You don’t even have to add anything to it. It’s perfect the way it is.

Frozen bananas

Place the frozen bananas into the food processer. Process until completely crumbly. Turn them out into a bowl and mix well and it will come together like soft serve.

I found these organic, vegan ice cream cones at the health food store and I keep them around just for this kind of occasion. Delicious!