05 August 2012

Vegan Peanut Butter, Banana and Jam Ice Cream

The heat is on in Washington! I never thought I would ever hear myself saying this about the weather here, but man, it has been hot!!!

We've been enjoying the beautiful sun and gorgeous weather, but it is making us down loads of green smoothies, salads, and our new favorite, raw vegan ice cream!

The Little Boy and I have been having so much fun experimenting with different "ice cream" flavors like Banana & Cacao Chip, Honey Walnut, Vanilla Cinnamon, but this one, a spinoff of the Strawberry Banana Ice Cream we made a couple of days ago, is currently the Little Boy's big favorite!

Vegan Peanut Butter, Banana and Jam Ice Cream

1 frozen banana (in chunks)
1 tbsp peanut butter
1 tbsp strawberry preserves
1-2 pieces of frozen strawberries

Start off with just blending the frozen banana and strawberries until you get a creamy consistency. Once you have some creamy ice cream, add the peanut butter and the strawberry preserves and blend again, just long enough to make peanut butter & jam swirls in the ice cream! Enjoy immediately!!! ;-)

What I love about this "ice cream" recipe is that you don't have to be exact with any of the ingredients so feel free to experiment -- add more peanut butter if you want a nuttier taste, add walnuts or almonds for chunks, whatever makes it yummier for you! You can even substitute raw almond butter for the peanut butter and skip the strawberry preserves and just add a couple more strawberries to make this a completely raw dessert!

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