Blueberries, banana and yogurt nice cream with a hint of lavender

I think it’s safe to say that the heatwave that struck Ireland last few weeks felt like a full blown summer. Never thought that there might come a day when we will have to buy a fan to cool down with the heat, and guess what all the fans in most of the shops were sold out in no time.

Blueberries banana yogurt nice cream with a hint of lavender

We are not used to this much of heat! But in a way this is a welcome summer after we had the looongest winter! Where in we were hit by a snow blizzard not so long time ago! This heatwave is the best thing that could have happened to us here.

Blueberries banana yogurt nice cream with a hint of lavender

In this heat I only crave cold cold ice creams and lots of salads and fruit juices.I had to think of something healthier form of ice cream so I don’t gain extra kilos! ;) This nice cream is a perfect recipe and totally guilt free and sugar free too ;)

Blueberries banana yogurt nice cream with a hint of lavender
 

Blueberries banana yogurt nice cream with a hint of lavender

I have used a gorgeous ingredient like lavender essential oil, have you tried cooking or baking with essential oils? But mind you if you are not a fan of it then you can leave it out, my husband didn’t like it :) so I make it without the lavender for him. Also be careful with how much of it you add, essential oils are concentrated so even a tiny bit more can be very strong in smell and taste. When I first tried this recipe I ended adding 4 drops and it was a bit too much ;) was more like I was chewing on lavender :D so only 2 drops of it more than enough just to give you a tiny hint of it.

Blueberries banana yogurt nice cream with a hint of lavender

Let me know how you get along with it, if you try it don’t forget to tag me on social media so I can see you wonderful creations.

Hope you enjoy this lovely heatwave / summer! :)

Blueberries, banana and yogurt nice cream with a hint of lavender
Prep Time: Under 20 mins, Freeze for 3 to 4 hrs
Servings: Makes about 6 scoops
INGREDIENTS
    • 4 frozen ripe bananas
    • 250 grams zero fat strained Greek yogurt
    • 150 grams fresh or frozen blueberries
    • 2 drops of lavender essential oil
    • 3/4 cup any plant based milk (I used coconut original)
    • 1 tbsp blueberries honey/ maple syrup/ pure honey
       
instructions
    1. Add everything in a powerful food processor and blend until very well combined, scraping the sides couple of times.
    2. Add the nice cream mixture into a small loaf tin (19 X 7 cm) and freeze for 3 to 4 hrs until nicely set.
    3. Keep out 15 to 20 mins before serving for a soft serve nice cream.
    4. Serve in cup or cone and enjoy.

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