Sunday, March 4, 2012
Strawberry Date Shake Smoothie Ice Cream
Perfectly sweetened with only the fresh dates, this smoothie was a delicious strawberry treat. My kids frequently ask for Smoothie Ice Cream and this recipe lent itself perfectly to that. I ate mine with a spoon until it was liquid enough to drink and I froze the other half of it and scooped it later for the kid's afternoon snack.
Strawberry Date Shake Smoothie
1 cup milk
2 medjool dates, pits removed
1 small banana
12 frozen strawberries
Pour milk into the blender and add the dates. Blend until the dates are dissolved into the milk. This took less than 30 seconds for mine. The goal is to have a sweetened base for the smoothie, without chunks of dates. (The first time we made these, I tossed everything in all together and the little bits of dates were pretty tasty that way too!)
Add the banana and berries. Puree until the smoothie is thick and smooth. This smoothie turned out pretty thick. I scooped half of it into a bowl with a lid and froze it for a couple hours. My kids enjoyed it as ice cream later in the day. Enjoy!
Makes about 28 ounces