Cinnamon Vanilla Nice Cream - a delicious dairy-free treat

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My sister in-law and 17-year-old niece were in town this weekend for some girl time before she graduated high school! We had the best time walking around downtown Athens, eating at a local restaurants, watching a movie, and relaxing on our screen porch. Thankfully she enjoys healthy foods and exercising and she told me about her favorite little treat - banana ice cream! I was SO excited to try to create a new treat that our whole family would enjoy, so we played in the kitchen Saturday night creating a yummy new treat!
 

Cinnamon Vanilla Banana NIce Cream (dairy-free)

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I keep frozen  peeled ripe bananas in my freezer at all times. You never have to throw away ripe bananas. Just peel and place in a zip-lock for later use.
 
Servings: Makes 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Ingredients:
  • 3 Bananas (frozen)
  • 2 Dates (pitted)
  • 1 Tsp. Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 3 TBSP. Almond Milk (added in parts)
  • 1 Cup Crushed Ice
  • 1 TBSP. Almond Butter or Peanut Butter 
 
Have fun with this, you could also add in some chocolate chips, coconut flakes, or strawberries. If you have a strong sweet tooth you may want to add some agave nectar to taste!
 
Directions:
  1. In a vita-mix or other high-speed blender add all the ingredients
  2. I like to add the almond milk in parts so if you like your ice cream thick you can adjust the liquid
  3. Serve immediately for a soft serve dessert or freeze for nice cream later! 

Hope you enjoy!