Today is the 9th of September and In Costa Rica they’re celebrating Children’s Day. It’s not considered a national holiday but it is celebrated all over the country. Children should be celebrated everyday if you ask me, as this period of their lives is what prepares them for the future. A well-raised child is a strong future adult. They need to always be loved and nurtured. And what better way to spoil them a little bit than by preparing special treats for them? This homemade vegan vanilla ice cream recipe is heavenly! Topped with caramel sauce, it will never be forgotten. It’s a healthier alternative to store-bought ice cream as well. You can check out my low fat vegan caramel sauce recipe here.
Children's Day Vegan Vanilla Ice Cream
- 1/2 cup peanuts (oven roasted)
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 pinch salt
- 5 small-medium frozen bananas
- 1/4 cup rice milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla essence
- 1/2 vegan caramel sauce
- Add peanuts, water and salt to a food processor and process until smooth. If you like your ice cream to be a little crunchy then don’t over-process. You might want to stop and scrape down the peanuts from time to time.
- Add frozen bananas, rice milk, and vanilla essence and process until you get an ice cream consistency. Make sure not to over do it as the bananas will start to melt.
- Serve ice cream in a bowl and pour caramel sauce over it.
Peel and freeze your bananas for at least 24 hours. I garnished this ice cream with ground flaxseed.