Thursday, March 3, 2016

Strawberry-Trix Nice Cream Parfait

My kids think that I am the best mom around when I serve them nice cream for breakfast. Nice cream is just like ice cream, only so much healthier. So healthy that they can have it for a fun breakfast, or it could be turned into a dessert with just a little honey. It starts with frozen bananas that give it a great creamy base. Once you have mastered the base, it is so easy to change up the flavors. When the cereals from General Mills arrived and I saw the Trix, I knew that a frozen nice cream had to be made. Between the fun colors of the Trix and ‘ice cream’, I knew that it would make my kids' morning. Not only did they love it, it was requested for when they have friends over. I loved the creamy nice cream layered with the crunchy Trix - it gave the parfait a nice balance.

I made the nice cream in a high-speed blender, but you can also make it in a food processor. It will take a little longer and you might not need the full amount of milk. I use really ripe bananas - the riper they are, the sweeter they will be. I do not use a sweetener in my nice cream, but feel free to add one if you want it a little sweeter.

Strawberry-Trix Nice Cream Parfait
by Lindsay O’Connor

2/3 cup Trix
1/2 cup almond milk (or your preference)
2 medium bananas, sliced and frozen overnight
1 teaspoon rosehips powder (optional, but a good vitamin C boost)
1 1/2 cups frozen sliced strawberries
Trix for layering

1. Place the Trix in a paper bag and crush. Set aside.

2. Add your almond milk to a high-speed blender followed by the bananas, rosehips powder and strawberries. Blend, tamping down constantly. It will take about 30 seconds and you will have a soft-serve consistency.

3. By hand, stir in the crushed Trix.

4. Layer in a cup or jar alternating the nice cream and Trix, ending with Trix.

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