Tuesday, February 28, 2012

"Ice Cream" For Breakfast

Ice cream for breakfast? You bet!  While I did not set out to have ice cream for breakfast, I am still learning to use my Vitamix blender. I have wanted one for what feels like forever and I finally got one and I am loving it!   While I did not set out to make ice cream, it was actually better than what I had anticipated making!

I thought I was making a smoothie. I usually use frozen banana and fresh fruit in my smoothies. When I went to grab some fresh strawberries and blueberries I realized we did not have any. I always keep frozen on hand to use in a pinch and so I threw a handful of each into the VitaMix along with the banana.

After adding a cup or so of So Delicious Unsweetened Coconut Milk Beverage and blending I ended up with ice cream!  SCORE!

I did not add any additional sweetener but if you prefer yours sweetened you can add some agave or sweetener of your choice.

I can't wait to make this for the kids- how cool a Mom will I be giving them ice cream for breakfast!?!

Strawberry Blueberry "Ice Cream"

1 frozen banana
2 handfuls frozen strawberries
2 handfuls frozen blueberries
~1 cup non dairy milk
Drizzle of agave syrup (optional)

Place all ingredients in a high powered blender such as a VitaMix.  Blend,  quickly increasing blender speed while tamping the ingredients until ice cream consistency.



  1. OOh, I wish you were my Mom!

    When we were kids in middle and high school, we went to my grandma's house in the boonies of Canada. She had a garden and we got to eat fresh berries and ice cream for breakfast!

    We were in heaven. I'm sure your kids will be also! haha.

    My favorite surprise combination is bananas and peaches. Try it if you get a chance. Sometimes I add some cinnamon, cardamom, and/or ginger.

    Alina Niemi
    Author of The New Scoop: Recipes for Dairy-Free, Vegan Ice Cream in Unusual Flavors (Plus Some Old Favorites) http://www.almostveganinparadise.com

    1. Ha!! I loved berries and cream as a kid, too! We had these wild mulberries that grew in the backyard and we would eat those with heavy cream and be in heaven!!

  2. The combination sounds fantastic! This summer was all about banana-blackberry ice cream. Using bananas as the base is great, it's so creamy and naturally sweet, love it! I'm going to try your version with strawberries and blueberries before the season is over. Thank you for sharing the recipe:)