:actose Free Healthy Banana Cashew Nut Avocado Ice Cream

Quick, Easy & Healthy Banana Cashew Nut Ice Cream with Avocado

Yaaay, you have probably seen it on my Instagram, Twitter or Facebook, but I have finally managed to make perfect ice cream! It’s so sweet, so soft, so good; I even dare to serve it to my unhealthy friends without telling them that this is actually a healthy ice cream and that it contains banana, cashew nuts and avocado!

The trick is to freeze the ingredients (I used cashew nuts, Hass avocado and banana) in advance, remove them from the freezer, wait for an hour and then blend. This results in perrrfect smoothness (o God, definitely a must-try!!).  

 
:actose Free Healthy Banana Cashew Nut Avocado Ice Cream
 

I tried making ice cream before, but all I got was a watery, granulated ice consistency. It was plain disgusting! I now understand this was because I started my recipe by blending the ingredients and froze them right after, instead of freezing the ingredients and then blend them. Removing my ice cream to be from the freezer every hour and stir it every hour – an advice I read a lot on the internet – did not make a difference.

Making the recipe right in the opposite order dìd make that difference though! So I guess I have found the perfect way to make home made ice cream without making use of an ice cream maker (I did use the blender of this food processor instead)!

What helps of course is using very creamy ingredients. I used banana for instance, which also gave my ice cream that sweetness I was looking for. I added avocado for creaminess as well. I very much like cashew nuts, so I added those to my recipe. Soaking the cashews will provide the end result with another extra creaminess. Besides, nuts are easier to digest when they have been soaked in water. 

Here’s the quick & easy recipe for 3 servings of creamy, healthy, banana-cashew nut ice cream (with avocado as a secret ingredient):  
 

Healthy Banana Cashew Nut Ice Cream [Lactose Free]
Serves 3
Lactose free. Hidden ingredient: avocado. Psst: no need to tell your unhealthy friends that this delicious ice cream is actually very healthy!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
362 calories
38 g
0 g
24 g
7 g
4 g
181 g
11 g
12 g
0 g
19 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
181g
Servings
3
Amount Per Serving
Calories 362
Calories from Fat 201
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 24g
37%
Saturated Fat 4g
21%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 15g
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 11mg
0%
Total Carbohydrates 38g
13%
Dietary Fiber 10g
41%
Sugars 12g
Protein 7g
Vitamin A
3%
Vitamin C
23%
Calcium
8%
Iron
16%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 1 Hass avocado (the black one, soft & ripe), cubed
  2. 60 grams cashew nuts, unsalted, overnight soaked, washed and drained
  3. 30 grams cashew nuts, unsalted, not soaked
  4. few extra cashew nuts to granish
  5. 2 banana's, ripe, in slices
  6. 2 tablespoons ground cinnamon
Instructions
  1. Combine the soaked nuts, banana and avocado in a plastic container and freeze for a few hours.
  2. Remover the container from the freezer an hour before you want to make the recipe the let the ingredients defrost and soften a bit.
  3. The next step is to combine these ingredients with the cinnamon in the blender and blend until the consistency is smooth.
  4. Add the unsoaked cashew nuts and slightly blend them in. You want these cashews to stay chunky!
  5. Scoop the ice cream in pretty bowls and garnish with a few cashew nuts.
  6. Serve right away.
Notes
  1. Substitute the cashew nuts in this recipe with any nut you like, e.g. almonds, pistachio's, macadamia's or peanuts.
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calories
362
fat
24g
protein
7g
carbs
38g
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Question:

How do you make your own (healthy) ice cream? Why did my ice cream get granulated the first time? Who wants to come have an ice cream with me soon?!

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Hoi! Ik ben Angela; meisje-van-30-en-nog-iets, vrouw van, mama van een dreumesjongen en een nu ECHTE #fitchick. Model, diginerd, foto- & filmhobbyist. Van origine MSc in Communicatie gespecialiseerd in gezondheidsvoorlichting. 'Great' staat niet voor schoonheidsidealen, maar voor alles waartoe ons oprecht prachtige lijf en mind in staat zijn. Op deze blog schrijf ik over alles wat ik het delen waard vind. Ga je gang en kijk lekker rond. Aarzel niet om jouw mening of reactie te delen onder mijn blogs; vind ik alleen maar leuk!

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  1. This sounds amazing… I think I would struggle to get it served and eaten due to color. Maybe I could add chocolate or carob?
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