For many people, eating foods that contain dairy is simply not an option. Whether it’s because of a food allergy, sensitivity, lactose intolerance, or a lifestyle preference, some people have to avoid dairy products at all cost. Luckily, there are a wide range of tasty dairy free products meant to look and taste like dairy products. After all, why should dairy free folks miss out on the fun?
Dairy free treats such as ice cream cups, gelato cups, and frozen yogurt are not only delicious but they also tend to be lower in fat and have a higher nutritional content. That’s because plant based milks made from soy, oats, rice, hemp, or nuts are rich in antioxidants and vitamins. And when the goodness of plant milk is blended with the nutritional value of fresh, ripe fruit, your spoons and tastebuds will thank you!
Here are a few simple recipes for delicious, home made diary free treats.
Nice cream dream
Spoons life nice cream and tastebuds do too! It’s decadent, rich, sweet, and creamy without a drop of dairy! The best part is that it’s super simple to make. You literally cannot mess this up. All you have to do is freeze a few bananas, blend in a blender until smooth, and enjoy! Feel free to add other yummy ingredients such as vegan chocolate chips, peanut butter, almond butter, coconut cream, or fresh mint. The possibilities are endless!
The best smoothies are meant to be eaten with spoons. They’re thick, rich, creamy, and bursting with flavor! Frozen bananas are a great base for plant milk smoothie. Not only do they add natural sweetness and creaminess, but bananas are packed with nutrients. Add a frozen banana, a handful of fresh or frozen fruit, and blend with the plant milk of your choice until smooth. For an added punch of protein, add a scoop of your favorite plant based protein powder.
Dairy free smoothies can just as delicious as their milk based counterparts, and this is especially true when made with rich plant milks such as cashew milk or coconut cream. Add this with a scoop or two of dairy free ice cream and whip in a blender until smooth. Try adding some vanilla extract for a richer flavor or chocolate syrup for a truly decadent treat.