Thursday, September 22, 2011

Berry Smoothie Ice Cream


Berry Smoothie Ice Cream recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen
Strawberries, Blueberries and Bananas are blended into a frozen concoction so thick you can eat it with a spoon. This was an accidental result of my not paying a lot of attention as I threw some of our favorite things into a smoothie. The kids LOVED it and declared it the following:
"awesome"
"favorite breakfast food ever"
"better than regular ice cream"
"just make this for our next dessert"

While I do not share that extreme level of enthusiasm or the inclination to call this "more delicious than ice cream," it really was a delicious frozen treat. I was especially happy to see the kids so happy over a healthy treat. I have made it twice since then to make sure that it wasn't a fluke and could actually be recreated easily. I'm going to specify here that I have a very powerful blender. If you do not have a very powerful blender, I recommend using a food processor to make this ice cream.

Accidental Smoothie Ice Cream
Yield: 3-4 servings
(printable recipe)

2 cups milk, almond milk or coconut milk
2 large frozen bananas
16-18 frozen strawberries
1 cup frozen blueberries
1 tablespoon honey, adjust to taste

Layer ingredients into the blender or food processor in the order listed above. Blend until smooth, stopping as needed to scrape the sides of the bowl or pitcher. Serve immediately for a fun soft serve ice cream or freeze for a more easily scooped ice cream. If frozen, allow to thaw on the counter for 20-30 minutes prior to serving. This will freeze almost completely solid.

I preferred to drink mine with a straw, so I thinned it with an extra splash of milk in the blender and blended till smooth.  This created a wonderfully thick milkshake consistency smoothie that I really enjoyed. Enjoy!

Berry Smoothie Ice Cream recipe by Barefeet In The Kitchen

18 comments:

  1. That does sound delicious! I really need to get a Vitamix.

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  2. This looks fantastic - and so healthy! What a great treat!

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  3. I love accidents that turn out so good!!! YUM!

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  4. I do that also with frozen fruits and yogourt. It so good and healthy.

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  5. My daughter (who has a sore mouth from braces) would really love this!

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  6. Love it! So healthy and yummy :)

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  7. Lol, my girls prefer their smoothies thick enough to hold up a spoon and will call it "ice cream" to convey the texture they want. I'm like you, I want to drink it. So yup, I thin mine a bit after dishing out their portions. ☺

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  8. What a great mistake! Much healthier than giving them ice cream. Good Job Mom!

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  9. I love it when accidents turn out better than what you intended in the first place!

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  10. How awesome is this! What a nifty mistake! My kids would love this!

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  11. I love it when kids adore the healthy foods!

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  12. Mary this looks wonderful, and what a healthy frozen treat. Love it!
    Laura @ A Healthy Jalapeño

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  13. This reminds me of something I read in Ann Martin's biography where she talked about how her dad was trying to poach eggs but got distracted and overcooked them but it would up being a family favorite--stuck door eggs!

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  14. Fabtatstic idea.What a colour;))

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  15. OOoooh....lovely colour and texture....looks yummy yum!!

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  16. Blonde Duck - this is too funny. "Stuck door eggs" sounds like something I made for years. I've happily converted now to lovely runny eggs. ha ha

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