Like all kids, my son loves ice cream; it's his favorite afternoon or evening treat. And, like most parents, I cringe at how wild he gets in response to the ridiculous sugar content in market brand ice creams. That’s why I came up with a simple, delicious, no-sugar version of ice cream made by blending frozen bananas and strawberries with greek yogurt, a splash of milk, and a dash of cardamom and vanilla. My son (and I) love it. He has never questioned its "authenticity."
I wish my parents had had these kinds of recipes when I was a kid. I grew up in a mostly sugar free home, but, to be honest, sugar was the reason I lied to mother for the first time. In elementary school, the house rule was I was allowed one chocolate milk a week at school. The truth is, I chose that option every day. I would report back a different story. Now that I have little ones and can see how refined sugar changes their mood dramatically, I understand my parents choice to make limits on what comes in the house. Earlier this year I made a commitment to cut out sugar almost completely. I feel great! More on that another day.
Check out this recipe, it's a great alternative to the sugary stuff..
Strawberry Banana Ice Cream
1 cup of strawberries (frozen)
1 cup of chopped bananas (frozen)
2 tablespoons Greek yogurt
Pinch of cardamom
¼ tsp Vanilla
Blend all ingredients in food processor.
Do you have any low sugar dessert recipes I can add to our family repertoire? I would love to hear about them...