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.

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Comments

  1. says

    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!

  2. Linda B. says

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

  3. Holly says

    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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