Sometimes I just have to shake my head and laugh at how we are truly living in the future.
I cannot believe that here it is, middle of March, and I was able to whip up this delectable figment of my culinary imagination.
Do you ever wake up, and are just craving something oddly particular to eat?
Well, that happened to me today.
I woke up with peaches on my mind. Yeah, I know – it’s snowing in NYC, spring is still just a glimmer in our mind’s eye – but I didn’t care. I wanted peaches.
Personally, I blame my cravings on the new peach-flavored lip balm I wore to bed last night, but that’s besides the point.
So unless I wanted to go buy a peach that was about as ripe as a rock, I had to get creative.
Enter Amazon Prime Now.
OK. Wow. Literally from the comfort of my bed, I ordered frozen peaches on my phone, and in two hours — TWO HOURS! — they were delivered right to my door. And the shipping — was free. I know – I don’t know how they aren’t going bankrupt, honestly.
I literally ordered the peaches, went to yoga, and when I came back they were waiting for me to whip up this fabulous treat.
I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT!!
So what is this beautiful, drippy, melty mess of goodness, you ask?
PEACH-NANA SWIRL NICE CREAM!
Nice Cream?? Well — it stands for Banana (aka: Nana) + Ice Cream = NIce Cream!
It’s ice cream that is made entirely out of FROZEN BANANAS!
Because honestly, no girl – or fella – can live without ice cream, am I right?
So I had to come up a creative way to have a Specific Carb Diet – friendly version of ice cream. Enter – Nice Cream!
It’s gluten free, vegan, paleo, AND Specific Carb Diet friendly!
And suuuuuuper easy.
Here’s what you need:
1 banana – sliced into coins and frozen > 3 hours
2 ripe peaches – sliced or cubed, and frozen (or use store bought like I did!)
Silicone Spatula/Scraper thingy
Step 1: Put frozen banana coins into the food processor. Blend until creamy. You’ll need to scrape the sides several times. (Warning: This makes a loud noise.)
Step 2: Transfer banana ice cream to a bowl and put in freezer while you make the peach ice cream.
Step 3: Put frozen peach cubes into the food process. (No need to rinse). Blend until creamy. You’ll need to scrape the sides several times.
Step 4: Take banana ice cream out of the freezer, and put the peach ice cream in the same bowl. Swirl together.
Step 5: (OPTIONAL) – Top with your toppings of choice – I personally like to warm a little peanut butter up in a microwave safe bowl and drizzle it on top. Other ideas are: chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, granola, Fruit Loops, chopped nuts, sliced fruit, raisins, even sprinkles. Let out your inner child and go nuts.
Step 6: STUFF YOUR FACE!
You guys. I cannot begin to express how freaking incredible this was.
Now, I know what you may be thinking…it’s just bananas??
But. My friends. There is magic that occurs when you blend a frozen banana. It truly becomes like soft serve. It is outrageously creamy and smooth, and it melts just like ice cream!
I even got one of my guy friends — a bachelor in NYC — to make it. And now he’s hooked, so there’s the proof, people.
This recipe was inspired by one of my favorite NYC treats. It’s a Pinkberry-type frozen yogurt place, but instead of yogurt – it’s all (N)ice cream! I always get their banana flavor smothered with peanut butter…I mean…come on. Drooling here!!
And to think, I made this in March. All I’ve gotta say is thank youuuu Amazon Prime Now!
Lastly – thank you to everyone who read and engaged with Monday’s post – It was a controversial topic for sure, and I am just so grateful for the healthy and respectful dialogue. You guys are awesome.
Oh yeah, and one super last thing — I promise! — Right now, I am scurrying away at my computer, editing the video I shot last night! Becaaaaaause…..my FabFitFun box finally came, and I was SO pumped, I couldn’t even wait until the morning to rip it open and make the video! So I filmed it late last night. I am so excited to share how awesome it is with you guys. ( And how you can get $10 off with my code: BLOOM10 ) 🙂 So be on the lookout for the video tomorrow!!
Alright – see ya tomorrow!!
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