Yesterday was the first day of fall 2016!!!
It’s about time it’s here and I am so excited. I am sick of the super hot and muggy summer weather. Yesterday was a beautiful, not quite “fall-like” day in Boston. It was a high of 80 degrees with gorgeous blue skies and a perfect cool breeze. The nights are getting colder and more “fall-like,” which is a nice switcheroo from the hot daytime weather. If it could stay like that all year long, that would be great!
Besides the perfect weather, I am mostly excited for fall foods! It is one of my favorite seasons for food (besides the summer). And nothing screams autumn more than pumpkin flavored foods. I love pumpkin. Pumpkin anything, you name it. And since yesterday and today did not bear the feeling of autumn, I decided to make a dessert that seems equally as confused as our weather. I melded together the flavors of autumn using pumpkin spice with a classic summertime dessert, “ice cream” or nice cream. Let me tell you, it’s delicious. It was exactly what I wanted to both cool off from the hot day and to begin preparing my mouth for the whole bunch of delectable flavor and spice that autumn brings.
And what better way to eat “ice cream” than making it both delicious and healthy.
For those of you who are not up to date with the new trend of nice cream, here is what it is. “Nice cream” is an ice cream like substance made from solely blended frozen bananas. When you blend the frozen bananas, it creates an ice cream like texture. You can add pretty much anything into the mixture, creating all sorts of different flavors of Nice cream! And the great part is that it is not only vegan but also a way healthier alternative to most ice creams out there!
Did I mention it’s only 4 ingredients? Hell yes. Super simple. And so yummy. It’s a great dessert for these transitioning summer-to-fall days.
So, when you’re feeling in the mood for some pumpkin spiced ice cream and want a healthier alternative, try making this recipe for pumpkin spiced nice cream. Try out the recipe below 🙂
- 4-5 Frozen Bananas
- 1 cup Pumpkin Puree
- 1 teaspoon Pumpkin Pie Spice
- 2 Tablespoons of Maple Syrup
- Blend frozen bananas and pumpkin puree in a food processor or blender until smooth
- Add the pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup
- Pulse a few times until the pumpkin pie spice and maple syrup
- Scoop and eat immediately or place in the freezer to eat later for up to a couple of days. (Be sure to thaw for a couple minutes before trying to eat it immediately from the freezer. It will be too hard)
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