Monday, February 11, 2013

Flowers and "Ice Cream"

I have the best husband ever. Just sayin'.

A couple weeks back I arrived home from work and was surprised with this beautiful bouquet of flowers. Just because.

Isn't he the sweetest?

On on a completely unrelated note, I'm going to tell you about my "ice cream" making adventure. I miss ice cream. I haven't had any since April 2012. Sad isn't it? Most days I'm okay with it but then other days it makes me feel slightly depressed.

So thanks to Pinterest, I decided to make some of my own. Sort of. It only calls for three ingredients: strawberries, a banana and almond milk. 1 cup of strawberries, 1 small banana and 1/3 cup of almond milk to be exact. You just blend that all up and freeze.

Except the blending didn't go that smoothly.

There wasn't enough "stuff" to blend and it just kind of made a mess. So we transferred it to a small container and used the hand blender.

Which worked way better and actually turned it into something smooth.

And it tasted really good! 

The only problem with it is that it freezes really well. Like turns into a cube of ice, freezes really well. So you have to let is thaw before a spoon can even chip it. But once the spoon chips it, yummy!


  1. Have you tried using a frozen banana? I once made "ice cream" with one and it was pretty yummy and more like an ice cream consistency!

  2. Casey, I did use a frozen banana for this recipe. As well as frozen strawberries. I should have eaten more of it when it was freshly blended, instead of letting it freeze solid. Either way, it's still tasty and I'm enjoying it!

  3. With a little more milk and a handful of spinach (and sometimes a bit of chocolate hazelnut butter), that's basically my lunch every day.

    You can also just use frozen banana and either some nut butter or other berries. Or add some cocoa powder... Endless possibilities.

  4. I think that husband of yours is a keeper!

    As far as the ice cream goes, no advice! But it looks pretty good!

  5. Lainie, you are just a wealth of knowledge. I wish you lived closer so you could teach me how to cook for myself better!

    Katharine, I'm glad you agree that my husband is a keeper. :)