Warning: this post contains no photos of ice cream! (just didn’t want you to be disappointed once you figure that out!) There is a recipe though!
A few different vendors come out and sell some of their homemade products and the Ruritan Club sells BBQ chicken. This year there was a lady who makes soaps and salves. I bought two salves and a face mask from the woman that I’ll talk about in another post.
The town fire department sets up a tent and tries to recruit more volunteers. They also give tours of the ambulance and give kids plastic fire hats!
We brought our pup who did so well!! He was really hot, so we just kept him in the shade the whole time and gave him plenty of water.
After the social, we headed home to get ready for some friends who would be joining us for dinner. I made a gluten-free pizza crust (in the food processor!) and homemade sauce, then topped it with chicken, squash, zucchini, onions, spinach, tomatoes and three kinds of cheese! It was out of this world 😀
For dessert, I whipped up a new recipe in my food processor.
I love ice cream and always have. I could eat it every day. I finally bought a Cuisinart ice cream maker (because the tubs at the store are loaded with sugar and it was getting expensive!) and it was honestly the best $35 I spent! I have a recipe for ice cream with milk and cream, which I love, but I kept reading about using frozen bananas as a soft serve. I’m not too fond of bananas on their own, so I kept putting off making that. However, I stumbled on a recipe with peaches along with the banana. Now that is something I could try!
Raw Peach-Banana Ice Cream (inspired by this recipe from Sketch-free Vegan Eating)
splash of cream
Peel and cut up bananas and peaches, and then pop them in the freezer for a few hours. Blend them in a food processor or blender with a little cream until smooth. The cream adds a little protein and extra creaminess, but you could just use water. Put mixture into bowl(s) and place in the freezer. Stir every 15 minutes or so until it gets to the consistency you want. I was too impatient to wait until it was really frozen, so it was pretty soft when I ate it. Serve and enjoy!
I was really surprised how good it was! The recipe I found also suggested using kiwi, so I picked up a few at the store Sunday morning so I could make peach-banana-kiwi ice cream for Sunday night! While the flavor was really great with this one, the texture was a little different because of the kiwi. It just doesn’t get as smooth as the other two fruits. Either way, it was a great alternative to regular sugar-laden ice cream and I will definitely be making lots more of it. I’m so stinkin’ excited to have that food processor!!!!
Have you ever had Grape Nut ice cream? What’s the weirdest flavor ice cream/frozen yogurt you’ve ever had??