Saturday, June 14

Welcome To The 180th Masterpiece Monday And Guilt Free Faux Ice Cream!

 Hello I hope you had a Happy Father's Day Everyone!
 It's now officially frozen  treat season! We all love ice cream, but most are laden with fat and sugar. The low fat, low sugar varieties I've seen are filled with chemicals which I can't even pronounce.
 Not wanting to feel left out, I decided to make my own  low fat , no sugar added faux ice cream.
It's like a frozen smoothie, I love smoothies! The difference between a smoothie and faux ice cream is the amount of bananas you use. For faux ice cream, you use mostly bananas.
The bananas take the place of the cream in the thickening process. And the only fat, is healthy fat from nuts or seeds.
The recipe is super easy:
  1. 5 peeled, frozen bananas
  2. 1 cup of frozen mango chunks, or your favorite fruit
  3. 1/4 cup of non fat milk, or milk of your choice, if you want dairy free
  4. 1/4-1/2 cup of nuts, I used roasted, salted sunflower seeds. 
Add frozen banana, frozen mango and milk to your food processor and blend until smooth.  Transfer to the container you are going to use to freeze it in and blend in sunflower seeds with a spatula. You are done! How easy is that?  I sprinkled additional mango and sunflower seeds on top for decoration. You can completely omit nuts or seeds if you want to go fat free. I like the saltiness of the sunflower seeds with the sweetness of the fruit. You can also add your choice of sweetener if you like this really sweet.
I've added some links here in case you're curious about how wonderfully packed with vitamins and minerals the bananamango and sunflower seeds in this easy to make dessert are! Wow, dessert that's good for you, yay!
I love Summer fruit season and I'm defiantly going to experiment a lot with this recipe! If you decide to try this, please let me know if you have tried any other ingredients and how it turned out, O.K.?

{Here are this weeks features}


Roasted Beets on Ciabatta  with Goat Cheese and Arugula - simply fresh dinners


                               Don' forget to add a featured button!
Boogieboard Cottage

Time to get this week's party started!

Boogieboard Cottage

Linking to these parties

1. PLEASE. LINK. BACK. Please include a direct link back to my blog party.
2. Feel free to link up any of your masterpiece's whether they're crafts, recipes, decor, thrifty finds, etc. (Please no direct links to etsy or other sales sites.)
3. Please do not pin from the party, go to the original blog and pin from there

Have a blessed week,


  1. Wow, this looks absolutely scrumptious, Mary - making me want some. Thank you for the party and have wonderful weekend... Cathy

  2. Hi Mary, such delicious looking faux ice cream.Thank you for 180th Masterpiece Monday. I love joining in.

  3. The faux ice cream sounds delicious. Thanks for the recipe. And, thanks for hosting the party!

  4. Thanks for hosting! Hope your week is lovely! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  5. whow that dessert is torture....insert drool marks from Little Brags

  6. This looks like a refreshing summer treat that fits my diet. Thanks!

  7. That looks delicious, Mary, and I love that it's healthy! I'm loving your new header too - very nice! Thanks so much for featuring my Roasted Beets dish - you are so kind! I can hardly wait to visit the links this morning. Everything looks so intriguing. You always host a great party, Mary - thanks so much!

  8. Awesome party! Thanks for hosting. Please come and party with us tonight at 7 pm. We love having you!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls

  9. The Faux Ice Cream looks delicious!
    Thank you for sharing it with us and for
    hosting Masterpiece Monday!
    Bear Hugs,
    Carolyn and the Bears

  10. Ice cream looks incredible! Pinned. Thanks for being a part of our party. We love having you! Please stop by tonight at 7 pm and party with us!
    Happy Monday! Lou Lou Girls