Thursday, July 18, 2013

Kids' Favorite Breakfast Ice Cream

Chocolate Breakfast Ice Cream
So, tell me, what is your kid's favorite Ice Cream to eat for Breakfast? Your kid doesn't eat Ice Cream for Breakfast?! Why not?

Okay then, what is your favorite Breakfast Ice Cream? What? You don't eat Ice Cream for Breakfast either?!

I was recently reading a blog post on First Day of Homeschool Traditions and I think Breakfast Ice Cream would be a great first-day-of-school tradition - whether your kid goes to "far away school" or homeschool!

I find it amazing that so many families eat Greasy Fast Food "Breakfast Sandwiches," Toaster Pastries, and Cereal that is more like Candy, but draw the line at Ice Cream.

But, of course, if you're reading this, there's a good chance that you're not in the Greasy Breakfast Sandwich & Toaster Pastry crowd. You want something healthy for breakfast, right?

Well, you can still have Ice Cream! : )

And, during the hot summer months, what could be more attractive for breakfast than icy, refreshing, Ice Cream?

These two recipes are sugar-free, non-dairy, and full of nutrition. They're naturally Gluten-Free, too. And, they taste very much like soft-serve Ice Cream. BUT, they're made out of healthy breakfast food!

My daughter likes the "Pink" one - I'm a big fan of the Chocolate flavor.

So, here they are:

Chocolate Breakfast Ice Cream

In food processor*, chop
1 banana that has been sliced & frozen
2 Tablespoons Cocoa powder (I'm sure Carob powder would be equally good for those who prefer it)
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Then, drizzling into the running food processor:
Gradually pour in enough non-dairy milk to create a soft-serve consistency, as desired
 
 
Pink Breakfast Ice Cream
Pink Breakfast Ice Cream
In food processor*, chop
1 banana that has been sliced & frozen
4 to 5 Frozen Strawberries
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Then, drizzling into the running food processor:
Gradually pour in enough non-dairy milk to create a soft-serve consistency, as desired
 
For extra fun, you can always add a nice topping - berries, chocolate chips, granola, sprinkles, whatever (remembering, of course, that not all toppings are equally virtuous or breakfast-worthy - but, then again, "Granola Bars" have chocolate chips - and lots of people eat those for breakfast!).
 
Or spoon it over waffles : )
 
And, of course, there's no real reason you can't have this for dessert instead of for breakfast, if you really insist ; )
 





32 comments:

  1. This looks great! I'm going to have to give it a shot for my 4 year old. She'd LOVE it! Visiting from Weekend Wonders.

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    1. Hope she likes it! Thanks for stopping by : )

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    1. Hope you all enjoy it. Ice Cream for breakfast is a great way to make homeschooling exciting : )

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  3. Love the idea of banana soft serve as a kid-friendly ice cream (it's totally Anna-friendly for me too ;)).

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    1. Glad to meet you : ) Isn't Anna a GREAT name?

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  4. Breakfast at ice cream sounds like a GREAT plan to me! Thanks for linking up at our Gluten Free Fridays party! I have tweeted and pinned your entry to our Gluten Free Fridays board on Pinterest! :)

    Hope your week is great!

    Cindy from vegetarianmamma.com

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    1. Thanks so much - and thanks for hosting : )

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  5. So funny...yeah, sounds like our breakfast smoothies, but when you call it ice cream, it's much more exciting!!! ♥

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    1. Yeah - smoothie sounds like "health food" ; )

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  6. That's a really fun first day of school tradition! Thank you for sharing with the Clever Chicks Blog Hop this week!

    Cheers,
    Kathy Shea Mormino
    The Chicken Chick
    http://www.The-Chicken-Chick.com

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  7. Oh that looks yummy! It reminds me of yogurt. I suppose if yogurt can pass as a breakfast food at our house then this could too!

    Melanie@getahoot.com

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by - hope you enjoy Ice Cream for breakfast : )

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  8. Yahoo! you are a fun mom- and you just helped make our back-to-school a little more fun, too!

    Found you on the link up!
    Emily
    www.weakandloved.com

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    1. Thanks for dropping by - good to virtually "meet" you! : )

      (I'm really not that all fun - just ask my dd ; ) But, once in a while, we all have to break the mold : )

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  9. My children (now in their 30's) still remember how I would let them have a breakfast "shake" where I put a raw egg (didn't know better) in with ice cream and milk. Well, that was long ago and far away and I try to eat healthier now. This looks like a fun alternative for my grandchildren. Everyone loves something special for breakfast on occasion.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Gail - I really enjoy the meditations on your blog - always some good food for thought : )

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  10. Yummy. I think we'll have ice team for breakfast next week

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Amanda - I loved your post the other day on keeping bath towels organized & neat : )

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  11. Great idea and I love your write up! This sounds great for us adults to think we're indulging. I'll be featuring you this week on Mom's Library at Crystal's Tiny Treasures. Have a great summer!

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    1. Thanks so much! I'm honored - and very happy : )

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  12. would regular milk work too? we don't have food restrictions but these recipes look very good

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Melinda! Yes, regular milk will most definitely work : )

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  13. Mmm, these both sound wonderful! I have occasionally eaten regular store-bought ice cream for breakfast in the summer. It's not that much different from eating sweetened yogurt...but the sugar wallop is a bit much for me, so these less-sweet recipes would be good.

    Have you ever tried dairy-free bean fudge? It's amazing! I love being able to enjoy lots of fudgey taste without feeling queasy or jittery from sugar, and while actually getting some nutrition.

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    1. Thanks for a good concept - I'm afraid I'd have to rework the fudge a bit, since I don't use coconut oil or stevia - but it sounds like it's an idea with potential : )

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  14. This is awesome! I think a new back to school tradition is going to be starting in our house. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! Hope you & your kids have a great first day of school : )

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  15. I just had blended milk and berries to create a breakfast ice cream - delicious! Just like a smoothie but you eat it with a spoon! Have you tried 2-ingredient banana pancakes? You should! -Kate

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  16. Fabulous Anna! Cheers from CArole's Chatter

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    1. Thanks so much - and thanks for hosting Food on Fridays!
      http://caroleschatter.blogspot.com/2015/08/food-on-friday-ice-cream-sorbets.html

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  17. What a great idea. Sometimes I freeze yogurt for a healthier pancake topping.

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    1. Thanks a bunch! I just dropped by your blog & it looks really fun : ) I'm looking forward to reading future posts.

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