If you like your yin with your yang then this warming ice cream is for you. Turmeric, ginger, cinnamon, ginger and black pepper are all warming spices which promote digestion, so this would make a lovely dessert. Using bananas when they are properly ripe (yellow with lots of black spots) will give enough sweetness without adding extra sugar. This recipe makes 2 generous scoops, perfect for one serving.
Keeping a supply of chopped bananas in the freezer means that you can whip this up in no time. I use homemade cashew milk in this recipe, but any plant milk will do.
If you don’t have a blender or frozen bananas you can mash the ingredients together. Freeze for 2-3 hours and stirring on the hour until it is set. The ice cream will have more texture but works just as well.
Nutrition (Based on 1 serving)
- 94 Calories
- 21g Carbs
- 1g Protein
- 1g Total fat
- 0g Saturated fat
- 0mg Cholesterol
- 11g Sugar
- 3g Fibre
- 64mg Sodium
Turmeric, ginger, black pepper and cinnamon are a powerhouse of warming and anti-inflammatory spices. Black pepper is an antioxidant and antibacterial. It contains the compound piperine which supports liver detoxification and helps increase the absorption of nutrients including B vitamins. It also improves the bioavailability of curcumin, a bright yellow chemical found in turmeric which is a powerful antioxidant. Turmeric's cousin Ginger relaxes and soothes the intestinal tract (aids digestion). Cinamon helps regulate blood sugar and insulin.
Bananas contain a lot of pectins, a soluble fibre that lowers cholesterol and supports bowel function. They are packed with nutrients, particularly potassium which lowers blood pressure and helps to protect you from stroke and heart disease. Bananas are high in Vitamin B6 which supports the metabolism of carbohydrates into energy.
Lime is high in vitamin C which helps keep colds and flu at bay, it increases the absorption of iron and is also an anti-inflammatory. Lime also has antibacterial properties.
- 100 g Chopped frozen banana
- 100 ml Cashew milk
- 0.5 tsp Dried Tumeric
- 1 pinch Black Pepper
- 0.4 tsp Ground cinnamom
- 1 tsp Fresh ginger
- 1 tsp Fresh Lime
Add 100 ml of cashew milk to a blender
Add 100g of frozen chopped banana (approx 1.5 bananas)
Add 0.5 Tsp of turmeric, a small pinch of black pepper, 0.25 Tsp of ground cinnamon and 1 Tsp of fresh grated ginger
Blend until smooth
Transfer to a freezer-safe container and freeze for at least 10 minutes for soft serve
Serve with a squeeze of fresh lime
Try swapping the cashew milk for coconut cream for a more luxurious ice cream
Swap the coconut for grated dark chocolate... for the extra antioxidants of course ;)