Dairy Free · Desserts · Gluten Free · Vegan

Sweet Fall Ice Cream

I love it when desserts are simple.  Some people find it simple to get in their cars drive to the stores and pay a ridiculous price for a carton of ice cream. [Have you seen the price of ice cream lately!? Kind of want to cry a little, or a lot].

Moving beyond the fact that I’m not a fan of dairy, you should probably know that these ice creams are not made of simple ingredients… cream, sugar, happiness.  Nope.  Check the label for things like “natural” flavor, carrageenan, and sucralose. Oh! And here is the list of  ingredients from a well-known “light” ice cream:

 

“Ingredients

Non-Fat Milk, Cream, Chocolate Fudge Swirl (Maltitol Syrup [Sensitive Individuals May Experience a Laxative Effect from Excess Consumption of This Ingredient], Water, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Modified Corn Starch, Maltitol [Sensitive Individuals May Experience a Laxative Effect from Excess Consumption of This Ingredient], Salt, Natural Flavor, Xanthan Gum, Sucralose [Splenda Brand], Nonfat Dry Milk), Maltitol Syrup (Sensitive Individuals May Experience a Laxative Effect from Excess Consumption of This Ingredient), Maltodextrin, Chocolaty Chips (Lactitol [Sensitive Individuals May Experience a Laxative Effect from Excess Consumption of This Ingredient], Coconut Oil, Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Butter, Chocolate, Cocoa, Soybean Oil, Soy Lecithin, Natural Flavor, Sucralose [Splenda Brand]), Polydextrose (Sensitive Individuals May Experience a Laxative Effect from Excess Consumption of This Ingredient), Cocoa Processed with Alkali, Glycerin, Cellulose Gum, Milk Minerals Concentrate, Mono and Diglycerides, Salt, Sorbitol (Sensitive Individuals May Experience a Laxative Effect from Excess Consumption of This Ingredient), Guar Gum, Sucralose (Splenda Brand), Carrageenan, Citric Acid, Vitamin A Palmitate, Acesulfame Potassium.”

 

Yikes!!!! Sounds like this ice cream is “light” on real ingredients.  But hey, if you like it, enjoy the possible risk of cancer and laxative effects… *steps off soap box*

 

But all this aside, I still want ice cream.  So, enjoy with me, Sweet Fall Ice Cream (Vegan style).

 

 

sweet potato ice cream
Sweet Fall Ice Cream

 

Sweet Fall Ice Cream (Vegan)

Serves 2; halve the recipe for single serve

Simple Ingredients:

  • 3 Frozen bananas
  • 1c sweet potato puree (any squash or pumpkin puree will do)
  • 1/4 almond milk or other non-dairy milk
  • 1t pure vanilla extract
  • a dozen ice cubes
  • 1-2T maple syrup (optional)

*optional but delicious add-ins: pinch of cinnamon; dash of nutmeg

Simple Directions:

Place ingredients in blender, Vitamix, magic bullet (whatever you’ve got!) until you get that nice ice-creamy consistency.

 

roasted sweet potato

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With very few ingredients and little to no time on your busy hands, you can still have a delicious taste of Fall in the form of ice cream.  *happy dance*

 

sweet potato ice crea

 

I enjoyed my Autumn Ice Cream with my maple sweet potato doughnuts and a warm cup of coffee.

 

I’m in uber Fall mode right now, so everything is pumpkin, cinnamon, and sweet potato lately.  However, my real favorite is min chocolate chip! – What’s your favorite ice cream?

 

 

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