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Rainbow Nice Cream

The other day we saw a recipe for “Nice Cream” and wanted to make our own version.  It’s a rainbow colored dessert, but only made from healthy plant ingredients, and tastes like ice cream.  (Actually, we think it was better)

Makes us feel like:

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Earlier in the day, I set Finley up with a cutting board and a container and he peeled and sliced all the bananas and we froze them for at least 6 hours.  He thought he was pretty cool using a butter knife, which, he was–life skills!

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Once they were frozen, it was time to mix them with the ingredients that will create the rainbow colors.  We avoid artificial colors due to a link in behavior problems and use ingredients that look brighter and taste better, and are filled with vitamins and minerals to keep our bodies glowing from the inside.

First we mixed 1/4 of the frozen bananas with about a tablespoon of Spirulina that we bought in powder form at the grocery store.  Once blended in the Vitamix, we layered it in the bottom of our town containers.  We rinse and did the next layer, yellow with a sprinkle of turmeric.

Pink layer made with raspberries, well, the raspberries that weren’t snatched before blending, and the purple layer made with a handful of blackberries.

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Once we layered them together, we couldn’t believe how good it looked!!!  Something like this would be SO expensive at Coldstone, or and ice cream treat store.  The kids were so excited, even I was, I kept saying, “Finley!!!  Look at these!!”  and Finley was so proud of his creation.

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I even let the kids eat them before dinner, a first, since I knew it was so good for them.

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I poured them into bowls, and it looked like neon rainbow sherbet.  Elijah thought he’d died an gone to heaven since we limit treats in the house, and we told him he could have as much as he wanted!  The kids kept saying, “We love this ice cream!”

And Finley would correct them, “It’s NICE Cream!  It’s good for you!!!  It’s not ice cream!!”

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We give all our thumbs up for the recipe!  We think you would love it, too!

pin for later —-> https://www.pinterest.com/pin/181762534939635709/

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  • Heather April 2, 2016, 12:34 am

    This is soooo cool!! Did you use the bananas you grew? I LOVE the colors & how neat it looks in the mason jars! I wish I could make this but I’m allergic to bananas 🙁 Nice cream wouldn’t be very nice to me!

    • tinyteam April 12, 2016, 9:30 am

      No I wish these were the ones we grew, but they’re store bought 🙂

      Banana allergy, bummer!

  • Crystal Kupper April 2, 2016, 1:25 am

    Will you still be my friend if I told you that we don’t even own a blender?

    • tinyteam April 12, 2016, 9:37 am

      hah, yes! But…why!?

  • kate April 2, 2016, 6:56 am

    Yum! We’ll give this one a try later today. Thanks for sharing. <3

    • tinyteam April 12, 2016, 9:37 am

      Let me know what you think!

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