Hey guys! After having shared a cookbook recipe with you last week (it was a snickerdoodles recipe, in case you missed it!), this week’s recipe is my own development again. Well, calling it a development is kind of a bit too much for the simplicity of this ice cream. You guys already know my love for banana ice cream, ‘nicecream, ‘nanaicecream or whatever you want to call it. Today’s take on it is lemon balm ice cream! It’s vegan, you don’t need an ice cream maker and it has frozen bananas as a basis. Does it get easier? No!
We have a huge lemon balm plant in our garden, which we use to flavor water and also make lemon balm syrup from it. If you don’t have a garden, lemon balm plants should also survive being in a pot and are usually very easy to find (pretty much everywhere where you can find kitchen herbs). I can highly recommend getting a plant!
Making this lemon balm ice cream version of ‘nicecream, is really the easiest thing in the world. Lemon balm has such a nice flavor already, although it’s not as intense as it’s cousin mint. That’s why I love to add some additional lemon to the recipe, to bump up the lemon flavor. There is no sweetener included in this recipe, as the frozen bananas are usually already very sweet on their own. It’s really quick, easy and fuss free to make this lemon balm ice cream. Also, it doesn’t heat up your kitchen. 😉
- 1 large frozen banana
- 1 handful lemon balm leaves
- ½ lemon (juice)
- 1 splash rice milk
- 1 tbsp oats (optional)
- Use a food processor or blender and pulse the lemon balm leaves a few times, together with the lemon juice. If you want to make it more of a breakfast, add in the oats too.
- Add the frozen banana and just as much liquid as your blender or food processor needs, so the mixture turns creamy.
- Don't over-blend, or your ice cream will turn into a smoothie - it's still delicious, but probably not what you are going for!
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