I have a weird theory about ice cream.
I get it. It’s summertime. It’s cooling. Refreshing.
It’s the perfect balance of sweet and sugary, and heavy (in the best way) and creamy.
Which is why it can get kind of addicting. Even the coconut milk stuff (my personal fav).
Because little else gives us all of that goodness in one bite.
But, let me ask you this:
Would ice cream be as good if you ate it warm? Like in liquid form? I mean, for some of you, I know. That’s your approximate daily coffee order (frappucino anyone? a caramel macciato?) Don’t kid yourself. It’s morning ice cream, called another name my sweet friend.
But, for most us of, the case is this: no. Not even when bribed, would warm ice cream be a thing.
So, how about this fact: everything that’s naturally sweet will taste even sweeter when it’s extra cold. Or frozen.
Think about it.
That would give you WAY MORE options than that little tempting pint of ice cream in your freezer. Because, of course you will always eat it when there is nothing else to choose from in there. You’re only human.
So, today, some slightly unexpected items to tuck in there, that actually do the trick, and maybe even taste better. And make you feel better after. Which, is the whole point, right? To enjoy a little treat, without any of the guilt!
Hail Merry Macaroons: Holy moly. These things. I’m obsessed. I love the blonde flavor best, but the sea salt caramel and chocolate flavors are great too. No added sugar, and gluten and dairy free too! Ingredients: organic shredded coconut, organic maple syrup, almond flour,organic extra virgin coconut oil, organic Madagascar vanilla, sea salt.
And psst- the coconut macaroons from the cookbook are magical this way too.
Heavenly Organics Honey Chocolate Patties (or Trader Joe’s Dark Chocolate Honey Mints): If you’re a chocolate mint fan, you have to give these babies a try! Instead of corn syrup and weird chocolate emulsifiers (sorry Yorkie fans), these ingredients don’t get much simpler: organic dark chocolate, organic raw white honey, and natural mint oil. Frozen and cold, they take on a great creamy and refreshing texture.
Grapes. Frozen. A classic not to be forgotten. I love the green ones instead of the red, and this is a perfect thing to do with a bunch that’s going bad. 3-4 grapes is sometimes all you need for that cold and sweet factor after a meal. Also, a great ingredient in your summer green smoothies!
Other great things to try: raisins, figs, or frozen bananas blended with cocoa nibs and cocoa powder!
What else? What other things do you love as a frozen treat? Share your favorites below!