As a kid, I always loved creamsicles. Waiting for the ice cream man to come on a hot summer day is a feeling I will never forget. Recently, after a long ass HOT summer day, filled with hiking, refinishing furniture, and cooking, I got back to my apartment craving a tasty, creamy, tangy, treat. I threw a bunch of different things into my blender and boom, something phenomenal came out. (Of course no one was around to confirm this) But, I spent the rest of the evening trying to recreate it, finally perfecting the recipe. It’s super simple to make and can be modified based on readily available ingredients.
Vegan Creamsicle “Ice Cream”
Serves 2 (Or 1, if you’re appetite is anything like mine)
1 frozen, very ripe banana
1 cup frozen butternut squash (I purchase mine from Wegmans, Whole Foods, or Roots and they generally come in 1/4 inch x 1/4 inch squares)
1.5 cups frozen sweet potato (I purchase mine from Wegmans, Whole Foods, or Roots and they generally come in 1/2 inch x 1/2 inch squares)
3/4 cup frozen pineapple
3/4 cup frozen mango
1 tsp cinnamon
1 scoop vanilla plant protein (I use Vega Vanilla recovery protein)
2 cups unsweetened almond milk (or any other plant based milk)
1/4 tsp ground vanilla beans (not necessary but adds a fantastic flavor)
Note: You can sub 2 cups of almond milk for 1 cup of almond milk & 1 cup full fat coconut cream, this will give it a much creamier and thick consistency
Note: You can also cut your own veggies and fruit and freeze them if you have some sitting in the fridge and want to utilize them
- Add ingredients to any high powered blender, scraping the sides as you go. (Depending on the blender, this may take longer than 3-5 minutes)
- Stir mixture in blender as necessary, making sure everything is blended and has a thick creamy consistency
- Add more almond milk or coconut cream until you get your desired consistency (If you want to drink it through a straw like a milk shake, be sure to add more liquid)
- Spoon out and enjoy!
Add any of your favorite toppings
raw chocolate chip chickpea cookie dough (recipe coming soon)
Purely Elizabeth Ancient Grain Granola
Wild Friends Classic Peanut Butter
Note: If you have a low powered blender (don’t worry I had to save up forever to purchase mine) the blending process will take longer. Just make sure to not overdo it, as some of the low powered blenders motors tend to burn out. Blend for 30 seconds, stir, blend for 30 seconds, stir, add more liquid as necessary, and so forth. Don’t get discouraged, you can do it!
I hope everyone enjoys. My main goal of this website is to share my love for plant based foods and to show everyone that eating healthy doesn’t have to be bland or boring!