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Summer is here and it is hot! One of my favorite treats has always been ice cream.  It is cold, smooth and satisfying on a hot, humid summer day (or cold winter day when I am dreaming of summer).  Sadly, dairy decided it was no longer my friend.  Thankfully, I found other frozen delicacies that help satisfy that craving for an icy, delicious treat.  Grocery store non-dairy desserts can get spendy, so I have experimented with different homemade versions of “nice” cream.  These are similar to a dessert found at a very famous mouse theme park but a lot cheaper!  And it is fruit, so a healthy option. 

Pineapple Whip

Ingredients:

1 (20 oz) can diced pineapple (drained and then frozen) or same amount of frozen bagged pineapple

1/4 cup almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice, coconut milk would be fantastic)

1 Tbs lime juice

1 -2 Tbs sweetener of choice (or more depending on sweetness of fruit and preference)

Directions:

Take frozen pineapple chunks out of the freezer for a few minutes prior to using to thaw slightly so they are not a big chunk of pineapple ice.  Try to break the pieces up so they blend more easily.  Place all ingredients in blender or food processor and blend until a smooth consistency, you may need to stop a few times and scrape down the sides.  You can eat right away or freeze for later if you prefer a firmer texture. If you want to get fancy, put mixture in a plastic freezer bag, cut off the corner and swirl into a bowl or cup.  You may need to put in the freezer for a few minutes for it to be firm enough to swirl.  

Prefer Strawberries?  Try this version with same directions!

Strawberry Whip

4 cups frozen strawberries

1/2 cup almond milk (or non-dairy milk of choice)

1 -2 Tbs sweetener of choice (or more depending on sweetness of fruit and preference)

1 Tbs lemon juice

Pinch of salt

Enjoy! 

With love, Debbie

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