Minty Banana Ice Cream for St. Patty’s Day!

minty bananaHappy St. Patty’s Day!!! I love this holiday! I think I may like it better than Christmas! Must be the Irish blood that runs through my veins, or maybe it’s my small addiction to Guinness? Either way I always count down the days till St. Patty’s!

This holiday tends to be the day of eating heavy; cabbage, potatoes, soda bread, beef or lamb, and lots and lots of whiskey and beer! So for dessert, I decided to make something minty and a little lighter to help cleanse the palette and not leave the belly feeling so heavy so that there’s no more room for Guinness!! 🙂

So here’s to a happy St. Patty’s day and to finishing off the day with Minty Banana Ice Cream and another Guinness of course! 😉

Ingredients:

  • 3-4 frozen bananas (I always store over ripe bananas in a baggie after I’ve peeled them and save them for smoothies and desserts. If you don’t have any frozen. Peel, slice and store in freezer for a couple of hours before at least, or over night is best)
  • 1-2 drops of organic peppermint extract, 1 drop of doTERRA peppermint oil (seriously 1 drop is almost too much peppermint- watch how much you put in using essential oils because they are so strong and potent.) or a handful of your favorite kind of mint.
  • 1-2 Tbsp unsweetened coconut milk (use to soften up the bananas)
  • 2 Tbsp unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 Tbsp hazelnuts or pistachios chopped
  • 1 tsp cacao powder to sprinkle on top
  • 1 tsp cacao nibs
  • spring of mint for garnish

Directions:

  1. In a food processor or blender add bananas and peppermint and mix well.
  2. Add coconut milk to soften the bananas and to help make it smoother. Be careful how much you add, too much will make it soupy.
  3. Pour into separate bowls. Top with coconut, nuts, cacao nibs, and cacao powder
  4. Garnish with mint spring and you’re ready to dive in.
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!

So easy and fast!

 

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