EASY PINEAPPLE-BANANA ICE CREAM
1 cup heavy cream
1/2 cup Da Vinci sugar free syrup, banana flavor
Liquid Splenda equal to 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon banana extract
4 ounces fresh pineapple chunks, frozen, about 8 chunks
4 ounces banana chunks, frozen, half small banana
Mix all of the ingredients in a 2-cup glass measuring cup and freeze in an ice cube tray at least 4 hours. Once the cubes are frozen solid, take them out of the tray and store in the freezer in an airtight container until 1 hour before serving time. Place the frozen ice cream cubes and fruit in a food processor, with the chopping blade inserted, and let them stand at room temperature 1 hour or 30 minutes if it's a very warm day. Start checking the cubes after 30 minutes. You can tell if the cubes are ready if you can easily break them up with a fork but there is no liquid in the bottom of the processor. Process until ice cream is smooth and creamy, scraping down sides of processor as needed. If the processor is acting a bit sluggish, add a teaspoon or so of water to help it get moving. Serve at once and do not refreeze for more than a few minutes before serving.
Makes 3-4 servings
TIP: If the cubes don't easily pop out of the tray, fill the kitchen sink with about an inch or two of very hot water. Set the tray in the water for a few seconds or until the cubes can be popped out of the tray.
Per 1/3 Recipe: 312 Calories; 30g Fat; 2g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 10g Net Carbs
Per 1/4 Recipe: 234 Calories; 22g Fat; 1g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 7g Net Carbs
This yummy ice cream is best suited for maintenance due to the high carb fruit. The banana flavor stands out the most with a hint of a tropical tang from the pineapple.
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