Hot summer days are a perfect time for a cool refreshing treat. I have a habit of making banana soft serve for exactly this purpose, but a walk through my herb garden the other day inspired this twist on an already yummy delight. Serve this to guests and they’ll never guess it’s also health food! I love the name “nice cream” since no animals were harmed in the making of this dish!
2 Bananas, frozen
1 bunch spinach, stems removed
6-8 mint leaves
1/8 cup plant based milk
4-5 ice cubes
Chocolate balsamic vinegar (optional)
Yields 2 small bowls.
Place all ingredients except balsamic vinegar in high speed blender. Use tamper to press ingredients down into the blade as it begins to mix. Continue blending until ice cream is green with very few pieces visible. Add more milk or ice cubes to adjust texture to your preference. Serve in ice cream bowl. Drizzle with chocolate balsamic vinegar. Garnish with mint leaves.
A note on the balsamic vinegar – my local Olive Tap carries chocolate marshmallow balsamic vinegar. Yes, seriously. It adds such a nice element to this dish! It’s not listed on their website, but if you call 412-586-4407 and place an order by phone they can certainly ship from the store.