Spinach Ice Cream

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Ha! Do I have your attention now? Since I am doing a week of St. Patrick’s Day ideas, I thought I would throw this one in.  I promise you can’t taste the spinach!

We went to Costco last week and BlendTec, which is an awesome blender, had a display and the pitchman was making this Spinach Ice Cream.  We were all skeptical, but I knew that I secretly put all sorts of veggies in my smoothies and no one knew…..so I wondered if this could work as well?

YEP!  Besides being bright green (and perfect for Thursday) you cannot tell there is any spinach in it.  If you have a super picky eater just tell them you added food coloring or the leprechauns got it or come up with your own tall tale!  I promise….you can’t taste.  My family happily gobbled it down at the store and then requested a batch of it the next day at home!  I actually felt good about letting them eat it right before supper!

Spinach Ice Cream

3/4 cup half & half (I used fat free)

1/4 cup agave nectar

2/3 cup nonfat powdered milk (the guy used a vanilla protien powder)

2 cups spinach, lightly packed

1 1/2 tbls vanilla

2 1/2 -3 cups of ice

Combine all ingredients in your blender.  Replace lid.  Blend on med-high for about 20-30 seconds and high for an additional 20-30 seconds, until smooth.

Note: We ate it right away, but putting it in the freezer in a freezer-safe container for about 5 hours really helped it set up and gave it a more firm consistency.

Comments

  1. You definitely caught my attention! Wow – I think I’d meet my veggie daily quota with this.

  2. Yes! Definitely got my attention!

  3. Yes you definately got my attention. Spinach ice cream sounds very interesting.

  4. Wow! That’s something new! I would LOVE to serve this to my kids!

  5. Add some mint and chocolate chips and no one would guess that it’s got spinach in it! I found a really healthy recipe for spinach mint chocolate chip icecream here http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2011/03/13/spinach-ice-cream/ , that doesn’t have any cream in it! It’s a spin-off of banana soft serve, if you’ve ever heard of or tried that.

  6. Wow! I love this idea!!! I’ve been on a smoothie kick lately, but haven’t been brave enough to add more than the already obvious smoothie flavors. But the color of this is soooo pretty and refreshing! I might have to try this soon!

  7. TOtally got my attention! What a yummy looking treat!

  8. Wow! So need to try this!

  9. I bet that it is good! Would love to try this out on the grandkids with them having no idea what is in it! :)

  10. Think the leprechauns might leave this! I wonder if u can use almond milk?

  11. I made my own version of spinach ice cream today. I based it off of a Ben an dJerry’s recipe believe it or not. I covered up the greaan with cocoa powder. If is a light chocolate flavor.
    2 pasteurized eggs (easy to do…Google it)
    1/4 cup sugar
    1/4 cup xylitol (great for teeth and bones and tastes great)
    25-30 drops of stevita (plain)
    1 cup whole milk
    1-2 cups spinach
    3 Tablespoons cocoa
    1 teaspoon vanilla
    2 cups cream
    Whisk eggs until fluffed up and add sugar, xylitol, and stevita…keep blending for a few minutes. Put spinach in a Vitamix (or Bendtec) with the milk and cocoa and blend until smooth..no traces of spinach
    Mix the milk, cream and vanilla with the egg mixture and freeze in a ice cream maker. It will be like softserve. Just put in a covered container in the freezer for a few hours to harden. :)

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