Last night I made my first ice cream of the season. The temps here in Vermont are in the 30′s and that means one thing to me…Spring is coming! Ok, I’m stretching that a bit, but you have to when you’ve lived through over 20 Vermont winters. Here’s what I made and then we’ll talk more about the Champion Juicer.
Raw Maple Walnut Ice Cream
2 frozen bananas, 1/2 cup soaked walnuts(about an hour), 1/4 cup maple syrup. Put all through the Champion using the blank screen. It will come out like a cremee. If you want harder ice cream, put in the freezer.
Other options for the above…….soaked raisins, vanilla or a dash of peppermint. What is so interesting about this is the amount of ice cream that comes out of just 2 bananas! You can also put frozen strawberries, frozen raspberries or blueberries into your Champion to make sorbets or add banana to make more of a creamy ice cream. What can be healthier than making your own dessert from healthy fruits?
Well….you can make healthy juices too! I started my raw lifestyle with lots of fresh juices. If I can’t get organic fruit or veggies, I peel or clean them very well. Carrot, cranberry and grape, apple, mango and ginger, celery, cucumber, orange. I was intimidated at first. It had all these parts! But once I got the hang of it, it was actually very quick and easy to put together, juice, and clean. I use a dish brush to clean the teeth of the juicer. And I make enough juice and store it for later in the day.
I like to leave my Champion Juicer on the counter top. It reminds me to juice more. I always have frozen fruit in the freezer. So when I have nothing in the fridge or in the fresh fruit basket, I can always make ice cream!
I do believe those children, not to mention others in your house, will love the idea of ice cream tonight. And you’ll love the fact that it’s healthy ice cream. Tonight I wish you something cold and fresh for your taste buds. Summer is almost here.