3-Ingredient Strawberry "Ice-Cream"

May 20, 2015

3-Ingredient Strawberry "Ice-Cream"




In grade school, my teacher taught me to use quotation marks to mark a dialogue.
A quotation is something somebody once said somewhere.
But with the introduction of sarcasm in our lives, quotation marks have found a whole new purpose. They’ve become the body language and facial expressions of the written word and they can make any word sarcastic or ironic.

Strawberries




We use quotation marks to express sarcasm so much that it has become a thing in American culture to use finger quotes (aka air quotes) when speaking — when you take the first two fingers of your hands and curl them like bunny ears.
It’s like forming in the air quotation marks as to suggest that you are using that word in a special or peculiar way and that what you’re saying should not be taken at face value.
The dude in this article has it down.

3-Ingredient Strawberry "Ice-Cream"




So why am I using quotation marks in the title of this recipe?
Because ice-cream, let me rephrase that, real ice-cream, is a frozen dessert made from dairy-products (usually heavy cream or milk).
While this is frozen bananas and frozen strawberries blended. There’s no cream, no milk, no nothing besides bananas, strawberries, and a sweetener.
Not real ice cream then.
Though it resembles ice-cream, and tastes like ice-cream, and totally feels like ice-cream.



I sold it to 6-year old niece as strawberry ice-cream the other day and once she tasted it, she inhaled it.
She even said “This is so yummy uncle, the best strawberry ice-cream ever!” (and that's the correct way to use quotation marks!)

3-Ingredient Strawberry "Ice-Cream"

3-Ingredient Strawberry “Ice-Cream”                                                                      Print this recipe!
Adapted from TheSlowRoastedItalian

Note. As there are no preservatives this “ice-cream” will freeze solid. Thaw for about 10 to 15 to allow to soften before serving.

Ingredients
Serves 6

4 cups strawberries, frozen
4 bananas, sliced and frozen
2 tablespoons mild tasting honey (or other sweetener of your choice)

Directions

Place frozen strawberries in a microwave-safe bowl, add honey (or the sweetener of your choice) and toss to combine.
Place bowl in the microwave and microwave on high for 30 seconds. Remove and gently toss with help of a spatula. Microwave for further 30 seconds and toss again.
Microwave for another 30 seconds and toss. At this point the strawberries should have soften slightly and the honey should have dissolved in the juice.
Transfer strawberry mixture to a blender (or food processor), add bananas and blend for about 2 to 3 minutes until nice and creamy.
Serve immediately or transfer to a freezer safe container to allow to firm up.

Nutrition facts

One serving yields 130 calories, no fat, 35 grams of carbs, and 1 gram of protein.

22 comments:

  1. Summer treat - thumbs up couz!

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  2. Nana ice cream is just the best! Love that this is vegan and this looks sooo good :)

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    1. It's REALLY good Medha, totally worth trying!

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  3. Duuuuuuuuuuude - way to go tricking your 6 year old niece into thinking this was ice cream! I used to pull that stuff on my daughter all the time! Strawberries and bananas are a wonderful combo - never thought to nuke them first though.

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    1. You know what? Nuking is not necessary, but it makes the "ice-cream" like 100x better. It's a trick that just works.

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  4. If it's niece-approved, you know it's a good recipe, right?! I hadn't noticed how our use of quotation marks have ....evolved...? Thanks for the fun read :)

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    1. I've read that Steve Martin was one of the firsts to use quotation marks for sarcasm. Undoubtedly a genius!

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  5. Your niece sounds like a clever young lady! I bet it was delicious.

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    1. Niece is super smart, that's why she loves my cooking! ;)

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  6. Yum! This looks so delicious. Definitely going to make it this summer :)

    tonixox.blogspot.com

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  7. Grilling Troll says that, "This "ice cream" looks delicious." It's almost like a smoothie...just in "ice cream" form. Sign me up for a bowl. I actually just made strawberry ice cream the other day...love this time of the year for fresh berries! #WolfpackQuotes

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    1. It is a smoothie in ice-cream form, that's why the quotation marks are ever so necessary!

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  8. I think the use of quotation marks is super necessary sometimes when you're making something healthier, it's like truth in advertising right!?!

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  9. Hey Mike, this ice cream looks awesome! I've been a fan of your blog for a while, and I've actually made your cauliflower crust (delicious!) a while ago. Seeing this made me want to share an ice cream recipe I recently shared on my blog, just thought you'd like it!

    https://sprinklewithsage.wordpress.com/2015/05/21/vanilla-ice-cream-with-mocha-truffle-swirl/

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    1. Vanilla ice-cream with mocha truffle swirl? Sounds amazing, I'm gonna have to check it out!

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  10. This is an awesome summer treat! And hey, if it's niece approved, you know it HAS to be good! #legit

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