01 July 2015

Lemon Basil Ice Cream #FoodieExtravaganza

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Foodie Extravaganza is where we celebrate obscure food holidays or cook and bake together with the same ingredient or theme each month. This month - Camilla of Culinary Adventures with Camilla is hosting - she invited bloggers to come up with creative ice cream creations.

So during this first full month of summer, it's all about ice cream. But that can include gelato, semi-freddo, and even popsicles. Go wild!

We hope you all enjoy our delicious frozen creations this month and come back to see what we bring for you next month.

Posting day is always the first Wednesday of each month. If you are a blogger and would like to join our group and blog along with us, come join our Facebook page Foodie Extravaganza. We would love to have you! If you're a spectator looking for delicious tid-bits check out our Foodie Extravaganza Pinterest Board! Looking for our previous parties? Check them out HERE.

My take on this fun adventure was to use basil, something we have growing by leaps and bounds during this wet summer.  Together with the lemon, this ice cream is a perfect summer refresher, not too sweet, but cold and invigorating!  The best part:  this is a no churn ice cream!  It takes about 20 minutes from blender to bowl!


Lemon Basil Ice Cream

by Terri Steffes
Prep Time: 6 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes in the freezer

Ingredients (4 servings)
  • 6 oz almond milk
  • 2 oz agave nectar
  • 1 T lemon extract
  • 1/4 c protein powder, vanilla
  • 14 basil leaves
  • 3 c ice
  • 1 frozen banana, peeled and chunked
Instructions
In the BlendTec, layer in this order:
almond milk, agave, lemon extract, protein powder, basil, banana, ice
Hit the ice cream button on the blender, let it do its magic!
Place into a container and put in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up. You can serve it soft serve if desired.
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For more wonderful and decadent ice cream flavors, go and visit these wonderful blogs and their ice cream treats!  

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