Can you feel the change in the air? It’s a little crisper in the mornings, the kids are back in school, it gets dark earlier and the pools have closed. If you’re desperately trying to hang onto summer, plan one last bash to celebrate the end of the season with homemade ice cream. Food bloggers offer unique recipe ideas such as: banana, peanut butter and honey ice cream, peach cardamom frozen yogurt and beet ice cream.
Head over to The Vintage Mixer to find your kids’ favorite sandwich in the form of ice cream. The best part of the recipe is that it only has three ingredients: bananas, honey and peanut butter. I think adding in a little chocolate would be a perfect addition, as well. The other unique part about this recipe is that there is no need for an ice cream maker. Just a food processor or blender to puree the bananas will do. Freeze and 5 hours later, you’re in business.
If you’re like me, you’ve noticed a lot of fresh peach stands popping up lately and there is absolutely nothing tastier than a fresh, juicy peach. The fresh peach season seems extremely limited so it’s best to take advantage of it while it’s here. The peach cardamom frozen yogurt from Mountain Mama Cooks promises to cure a sweet tooth and cool you down at the same time. While it does contain some cream, the bulk of the dairy is from Greek yogurt. “The Greek yogurt is just tart enough and it’s an awesome balance to the super sweet peaches” says blog author, Kelley. She also refers to the cardamom as having a “unique flavor that is somewhere along the lines of a smoky cinnamon.”
Becky from Project Domestication admits that, “this is not an ice cream for the masses. It’s a funky flavor that will make beet lovers unite.” The ice cream is very simple with just three ingredients: beet juice, evaporated milk and sweetened condensed milk. I warily look at this recipe because pairing veggies with ice cream doesn’t seem to be a good fit, but Becky says that, “the natural sweetness from beets is wonderful, especially since I reduced the beet juice down immensely. Though sweet and in ice cream form, tasters told me they absolutely knew and could taste those freshly picked garden beets as if they were eating them raw. I took that as a compliment.”
Whether you prefer candy, fruit or even veggies – get out and enjoy some homemade ice cream before soup season hits!