Ben Cohen, of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream, needed emergency bypass surgery in 2001. Burt Baskin, of Bakin-Robbins ice cream, died of a heart attack. Just sayin’.
With ice cream season right around the corner, it’s important to have some healthier alternatives in your arsenal. Sure, ice cream tastes great, but it is full of sugar and animal fat. I’d much rather eat this refreshing “fruit cream” and go easy on my body. Meghan doesn’t know that difference and to her, this is ice cream.
Even the more health-conscious frozen yogurt is loaded with sugar. Save the ice cream and frozen yogurt for special treats and make this your go-to frozen dessert. This combination is with blueberries and mango, but the possibilities are endless. What’s your favorite fruit combination? Strawberry-banana? Strawberry-blueberry? Start with frozen fruit and have fun!
Blueberry-Mango Fruit Cream
1/2 cup frozen mango chunks
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
1/4 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/8-1/4 cup milk (dairy or non-dairy–I use unsweetened almond or coconut and both are delicious)
*If you don’t have stevia, you can substitute another sweetener such as honey or agave nectar. Start with a teaspoon or so and sweeten to taste.
In a food processor or blender, pulse the fruit until it is broken down. Add the vanilla and stevia and then turn the machine on. Add the milk, a little at a time, and puree until smooth. Continue to add milk to desired creaminess. Serve immediately.
Now we just need some ice cream weather. 🙂