Soft serve ice cream is my favourite.  I love Dairy Queen Blizzards and McDonald’s McFlurries but since going gluten and dairy free, I can’t eat them so this is one of my alternatives.  This recipe was created by Ashley at Real Roots and me and my kids love it.  Warning, it’s decadent and you won’t want to eat too much.  Grab free Recipes, Food Tips, Workout Tips and more here.

banana-muffins-iconIce Cream Peanut Butter Dairy Free

The easiest, creamiest dairy free ice cream that has five ingredients and takes 5 minutes to make. This decadent treat is also refined sugar free. You will need a high powered blender to make the ice cream and a little patience, but its worth it.


  • 2 cans of FULL fat coconut milk
  • 8 large pitted Medjool dates *I buy mine at Costco 
  • 1/2 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon sea salt

Top with Cacao Nibs


kale-salad-how-to-make-iconHow to Make:

  • First, add all ingredients to a high speed blender and blend for 1 minute
  • Second, pour into a freezer safe container and place in the freezer
  • Every 30-60 minutes give it a good stir/mix
  • Repeat this process a few times
  • You can eat it after 3-4 hours as “soft serve” or completely freeze over night and thaw for just a few minutes before scooping like “real ice cream”
  • Finally, tag and brag about your ice cream photos on social using #Fit4Females


Trina’s Tidbits:  Benefits of Dates 

  • Dates are a great sugar substituteice-cream-chocolate-peanut-butter
  • Dates are loaded with iron, magnesium, copper, potassium, manganese and they are easily digested
  • Rather than Blizzards and McFlurry’s, use regular ice cream and make a homemade blizzard by chopping these Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites inside
  • Make the Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites ahead, freeze and pull them out when you are ready to eat ice cream.  Easier on the waist line and no food chemical additives *that’s how I replace my peanut butter blizzard Dairy Queen addiction
  • Try these Banana Muffins with a scoop of this Peanut Butter Ice Cream on top too

Recipe & photo credit Ashley of Real Roots

After all, dates are a great part of a healthy diet and have so many vitamins and minerals.  Especially iron which many of us need (especially Moms who had babies).  Unlike the added chemicals in toppings, you can enjoy a treat with all the vitamins and minerals too.

xo Trina

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