Hello from my quarantine kitchen!
Yep — Day 15 of self-quarantine in Manhattan. Let’s chat real quick about the food situation in NYC.
First, was the run on toilet paper, and hand sanitizer. Then, it was people bulk buying non-perishables. Then, it was just all food in general.
The line to simply get into Whole Foods or Trader Joes is an all-day deal…not to mention the very serious risk of exposure to the virus in the huge crowd.
Amazon Fresh doesn’t have open delivery slots until MID APRIL, and all that to boot – my fridge is pretty tiny, any way, and doesn’t hold all that much.
Luckily, I’ve got a secret little mom-and-pop grocery chain in my neighborhood that delivers, so thankfully I’m doing just fine in the grocery department.
One item that I’ve found really wonderful during these quarantine times is frozen fruit. Granted, finding frozen strawberries is like finding gold in these times, but you can always freeze fresh fruit yourself. (Which I did with my 6 banana-gate bunches).
So this recipe utilizes just that.
PEACH AND PINEAPPLE ICE CREAM!
I have eaten this for dinner the past three nights in a row and I’m not even mad about it.
Because it’s HEALTHY, and such a source of joy! hahah
And the mind boggling thing about it, is that it’s all fruit! The bananas in this recipe make it so incredibly creamy – it’s really quite magical.
Protein, fiber, anitoxidants, vitamin C — there is literally nothing better to be eating during a virus outbreak that supports your immune system so terrifically!!
AND – it’s … wait for it … gluten free, vegan, paleo and Specific Carb Diet friendly!
Here’s what you need: (Serves one hungry quarantine gal, or two people for dessert)
2 Tbsp almond butter, OR 1/4 cup raw cashews
1 cup frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen peachttps://amzn.to/2Ujb3YHhes
1/2 cup frozen pineapple
1/4 cup frozen blueberries
2 frozen bananas
1 non-frozen orange (or 1/2 cup almond milk, or milk of choice)
1 Tbsp honey (or 10 drops french vanilla stevia)
First, if you’re using cashews, place them in the food processor alone, and process them until they become a fine powder.
Next, add all your frozen fruit to the food processor, and process until they get all chopped up into little pebbles. Then, add your orange or liquid, and then scrape down the sides of the food processor. Let it process for a couple minutes until it becomes smooth and creamy. You’ll need to stop and scrape the sides/stir it several times. Lastly, add your sweetener of choice, and blitz it for several seconds, until incorporated.
Serve immediately for that soft-serve consistency.
Top with chopped nuts, more fresh fruit, cocoa nibs, chocolate chips, flaked coconuts, a sprinkle of cinnamon, a drizzle of almond butter, dried fruit – like raisins or dried pineapple, granola, cereal, or even sprinkles! Your imagination is the limit!
(OR – you can freeze it, and enjoy later — but the consistency will be more “icy” than creamy.)
OK WOWWWWWWW! People, there is a reason I have eaten this for the past three nights in a row, and that’s because it is SO. STINKIN. DELICIOUS!!
I’m telling you — my body craves it. There’s something about the vitamin C, or the cold and frozen-dessert-ness of it, but this tastes so dang good right now!
There is something so delightful about the combination of peach and pineapple. They’re both such bright and delicately sweet flavors that make this such a special treat.
Combined with the buttery cashews and the tangy-sweet orange, it really is a flavor explosion in your mouth.
And then the texture! I’m telling you — Dairy Queen wishes it could be this creamy! The bananas give it this body and creaminess that is truly a delight. It feels decadent and rich — it’s hard to believe that it’s made with only fruit!
Finally, this is such, a) a budget friendly meal, but also – b) it’s something that I always have on hand to whip up if I’m low on groceries, or just wanting a sweet treat before bed. Freezer staples are awesome items to have on hand. And even before my quarantine banana fiasco, I always have little ziptop baggies of sliced frozen banana coins in my freezer, just waiting to be made into a frozen delicacy.
Because that’s the thing: this recipe can be personalized to your liking! So long as you use two frozen bananas and 1/4-1/3 cup of liquid, the rest of the ingredients are to your personal taste! I’ve substituted the liquid with coffee, you can use any type of fruit juice, I’ve used non-frozen cotton candy grapes, you can use plant milk. ANYTHING!
So there you have it! I hope that this recipe can bring your quarantine a little sparkle and joy like it has for me!
Stay healthy, stay safe, stay sane my friends! I’m praying for you and our country and our world that we beat this coronavirus!!
Hugs and nice cream…
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115 responses to “PEACH & PINEAPPLE ICE CREAM!”
Yummy. Yes Caralyn so far life goes on and so does my appetite! Thanks for this, because I love pineapple and sit eating cans of it sometimes; of course fresh ones when I can. I’ll be whipping this up sometime soon! Stay well and keep praying. God bless. 🤗 😊 🙏 ❤
Thanks Lawrence! Hope you enjoy it! Hugs and love xox
I guarantee I will; huge sweet tooth and love all of those ingredients! I’ll be sure to let you know how I do! 😜 😉 👍 🙏 🙏
Good!! Me too
Awesome, I was wondering if you actually do from that photo, I’d be there have the same appetite for my treats, you just don’t do it too often then its fine! At least in my case it works been this way since a child when I would hunt early in the morning looking for my dad’s cache of chocolate bars which was his big treat after working hard all day siting up late watching late movies and pigging out, he had to get clever were he hid them but I was a regular sweets seeking missile and would home-in for the kill! It was a cat and mouse routine kinda, and he was surprised how I would figure out where the loot was! 😜 🤣 👍 🇺🇸
Wow, this looks sooo delicious Caralyn! Yumz. Stay safe my friend. 🙏🏻
Thanks John! You too friend! Stay well! Hugs and love xox
Wow this looks delicious. I see you enjoying your big bowl.
Thanks John! Haha yeah I don’t skimp on portions! Hah stay well! Hugs and love xox
You are very graciously welcome your Caralynness. Enjoy that big bowl of ice cream. You stay better than well. Hugs and love to YOU!!
Hahaha 🙂 you’re too sweet!!
Hahaha 🙂 You are a very w lady to be sweet to.
This looks sooooo delish!! I just put in a grocery delivery myself that won’t come until Sunday night but I am defs making this in our processor! It’s the little things right now😉❤
Aw thank you so much!! You’re right – little joys! We’re all becoming chefs in this quarantine! Haha stay well! Hugs and love xox
Hey, you call that fridge freezer tiny! That’s the size of the average UK fridge freezer, oh and btw where are the handles on your’s?😃
Oh really?! Haha I guess I’m just used to super size everything here in the states!
One of our TV channels ITV news showed Manhatten and in the film it showed a woman with the same colour of hair as you, and yes it was long, she was jogging. Was this you 😃
Oh haha I dunno!! It’s a huge city! 😂😂😂😂
Yep I realise that, she was actually running into a building (possibly her apartment). I only seen her and thought of you 😃
Oh haha! Thanks 🙂
Stay safe & stay well!
Looks delicious! 🍧🍨
Thank you!! It was!! Stay well! Hugs and love xox
Thanks Jolie! It was a real treat! Stay well! Hugs and love xox
Looks great. A friend showed me how to make ice cream with fruit, coconut milk, and vodka. 🙂 Perhaps I’ll dig up the recipe, but use almond milk instead.
In my community, the grocery store has switched almost everyone to self-checkout with attendants who clean the stations after each use. For me, that was odd, since I love talking to the cashiers and baggers. *small town joys*
The really odd thing was that a lot of items were on sale because the shelves had been picked almost-clean and a new delivery was expected. I got a loaf of the whole wheat for 59 cents, three limes for a dollar, and an entire chicken for $5.
I have to be careful, or I’m going to gain weight during this shutdown.
Thanks so much J!! Oh wow what a deal!! Stay well! Hugs and love xox
How are you holding up? Hard to even imagine life there on a “normal day” for most of the rest of us. And yes peach and pineapple icecream sounds amazing!
Oh gosh thank you Pete for asking – yeah things are surreal hear. Hard to even fathom. Stay well friend. Hugs and love xox
Thank you so much!! It certainly was! Hugs and love xox
Aw thank you so much Michael! Stay well! Hugs and love xox
Love your blog. Your true faith. Prayers for NYC. Blessings. 🙏
Thanks again. Yes! The world needs lots of prayers! I’ll join you!
The bananas are all frozen now? So you have no bananas? 🙂
They’re all frozen!! 🙌🏼
Oh my! I love that collection of photos on your fridge. I thought MINE had a lot of photos on it, but yours takes the cake (and ice cream!). <3
Thanks Jan! It brings me so much joy to see my loved ones! Haha Hugs and love xox
Yes, I agree! That’s why mine has all those pictures on it, too. Fun! <3
It looks like Watermelon! lol I am from NYC, but my career and getting blizzard-weary took me south of the Mason-Dixon line long ago, so not experiencing anything near what you guys are out there. Still suspicious about the origin of this “plague”, but they all pass eventually. Its like a reset from the Gods. Take GOOD care.
Haha thanks! Yeah it’s a wild time in the city right now. Stay well! Hugs and love xox
I saw an aerial picture looking down on NY and there is hardly a person or vehicle moving right now. Amazing!
I know it is WILD. stay well! Hugs and love xox
That looks mouth-watering awesome-yummy!
See now, where I’m at things aren’t so rough. The people are pretty calm, and the food situation is still just fine.
However, I came up with my own quarantine recipe (that would be the complete opposite of yours).
One slice of Grandma Sycamore’s white bread—toasted.
After bread is toasted you butter it and put a slice of American Cheese on it.
Place one (or two) slice(s) of Hickory Smoked Spam in pan and cook one side.
When that side is done, flip the Spam over and if only one slice add one egg into pan (next to Spam) to cook—do NOT break the yolk. If two slices, move them to the sides of the pan and drop egg in between.
Crumble some Lay’s BBQ chips over egg—for flavor.
Once egg is cooked, but yolk is still liquid, flip onto bread—yolk side down.
Drizzle Sweet Baby Ray’s Hawaiian BBQ sauce over the top.
Before eating, use fork to press down and break yolk—as it runs over the side of bread, allow bread to soak it up.
Disclaimer: It tastes amazing, but I am sure it is not something that should be repeated often (or at all).
Seriously though, that ice-cream looks like a super yum sherbet! Thanks for sharing!
Thanks William! Oh wow that sounds absolutely delicious! Enjoy!! Stay well! Hugs and love xox
Oh my goodness this sounds sooo good. I’m definitely going to have to try it! I have some frozen fruit in my freezer right now and I think it is calling me to transform it into a delicious bowl of ice cream 😊
Thanks Abbey!! Nice! It really is such a delight! Let me know how it goes! Enjoy! Stay healthy! Hugs and love xox
Yum, this looks delicious! I’d eat it in a heartbeat – thanks for sharing 🙂
Also, it’s crazy that grocery stores are that crowded in NYC! I live in SoCal where things are a little more spaced out, so fortunately we’re not dealing with overcrowded grocery stores. But everything is pretty much wiped out here, too.
thank you so much Katie!! yeah the stores are quite a scene! stay well! Hugs and love xox
My dear friend Caralyn,
Thanks for your good wishes for your friends and the whole world 🙂
Thank you also for that nice cream 🙂 – By the way, I also eat in these days more ice-cream: my favourite is: vanilla icecream in an almond and chocolate coating, eating it night times as well.
I would like to share with you another poem of mine.
Coronavirus: An appeal to Humanity
Let us all stand together
Overcoming differences through our heart
Whether rich or poor
No matter what colour we are
What religion we belong to
What country we come from
This virus affects us all
No one is spared
Spreads fear and terror everywhere
But it can unite us
Make us conscious: We are all one
Are all humans, a big family
This virus gives us the understanding
That nothing is certain
That everything changes
What is today is different tomorrow
But it can wake us up:
To treat each other as human beings
Let us conquer terror and fear
Walking in humanity and respect
Help each other, make sacrifices
Coming together from man to man
Anchoring love as the strongest force
And hold us from heart to heart
In the end, we all can come out as winners
When we have learned our lesson:
We all are human beings, no better, no worse
Just a big human family
Thank you for your presence, my dear friend 🙂
Stay safe and healthy
that ice cream sounds amazing! and wow – thank you for sharing this powerful poem with me!! stay well! Hugs and love xox
Hi there, just to let you know I am nominating you for the Vincent Ehindero Bloggers Award. I hope you accept. Take care Morag
oh wow what an honor! thank you! stay well! Hugs and love xox
Pleasure. I have published a blog with the nominees and questions. 👍
♡ …disappointed; no warpaint make up 🤣😅😆😁😄😃😀😂🙂
hahaha you’re funny! stay well! Hugs and love xox
Dear Lord, I have a need for icecream! A nice rose would go well with it
hahaha ice cream and rose – now that is a happy combination! thanks for stopping by! stay well! Hugs and love xox
Be very careful in NYC!
Thank you so much Jack – i am definitely doing my best. stay well my friend! Hugs and love xox
Oh my mouth is WATERING!!! 😀💕
hahah thank you so much Patti! stay well my friend! Hugs and love xox
You too! 🥰
Wow! That looks delicious! Will have to try it. Stay safe out there. Praying for you and all NY’ers!
thank you so much Dino! the prayers are greatly appreciated! stay well my friend! Hugs and love xox
Thanks for this delicious-looking recipe. Looks like my Vitamix will be pulling extra duty…
aw thank you Jim! yes – extra duty for sure! lucky you to have such an awesome kitchen tool! it’s on my wish list! haha stay well! Hugs and love xox
perhaps you should consider becoming an affiliate for Vitamix; I believe they have a fairly generous program…
Oooh that would be quite the delicious endeavor! Haha Hugs and love xox
I am like you in a flat with a tiny fridge. Thanks for the idea.
thanks friend. It’s a bit of a struggle! but we will get through it! stay well! Hugs and love xox
Have you thought of installing the live chat plugin through this crisis,so that people can offer you support, just an idea.
Interesting idea!! I’ll have to look into that. Thanks for the idea! Hugs and love xox
This looks sooo yummy!!! I will have to try it out!
aw thank you Ashley! enjoy! stay well! Hugs and love xox
Those Fiesta Bowls hold so much. I love them.
they really do! haha love that you spotted them! haha Hugs and love xox
I am really into you.
Yes. This is the perfect quarantine snack. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Ada! Oh my gosh it it hitting 👏🏼the 👏🏼 spot!!stay well friend! Hugs and love xox
Thank you so much Ab!! Stay well! Hugs and love xox
This looks so delicious! Although I can’t have strawberries, the seeds are like sandpaper in my intestines. Does the recipe work without them?
Thank you so much! Oh gosh I’m sorry about that! Yes! You can substitute any fruit you enjoy! Like cherries or even just use extra pineapple/peach! Or omit too! All good options! Stay well! Hugs and love xox
I love your bowl!!! Looks very tasty! Had to check in and see how your doing! Your apartment might be small but it looks cozy!!!
Aw thank you! Haha yeah it’s small but cozy for sure 🙂 stay well! Hugs and love xox
Thank you! I did!!
That looks so good. Do you think peach and blueberry would be good combination? I’m not to big on pineapple.
Yes I think it would be divine!! 🙂 stay well Amanda! Hugs and love xox
That tastes so , I mean that looks so good! Lol! Lovely and delicious recipe for a cold treat! 😀 how are you doing and the family?
Haha thank you lovie!! It was seriously delicious! Doing well – we’re all hanging in there. Wishing we could all be together! How are you faring? Stay well! Hugs and love xox
Lol you’re most welcome darling! Oh good, good, keep holding on and soon you all will be reconciled in Jesus name! <3 I'm going good, just pretty busy with work on this end, so that's the reason why for my long absence. You too love! God bless!
Good good. Stay safe Tammy!
You too love! Thanks!
Woahhh that looks delicious! Will definitely try this for Easter!!
Aw thank you so much!!! I hope you enjoy it as much as I did! Hugs and love xox
thank you so much!! Hugs and love xox