Wednesday, March 21, 2012
RECIPE: Frozen Strawberry 'Shortcake' Dessert
(there, I think I've covered all the major allergens)
Because of our son's allergies his choices for desserts are pretty limited. It's difficult to find or make things that he likes. Not that I blame him, some of the things I've made are just disgusting. But when I do come across something that passes with flying colors I just HAVE to share it!
We recently got Enjoy Life crunchy cookies. Our allergy child loves their chewy chocolate chip cookies. So I was super excited to hear that they were coming out with a crunchy kind too. This was the 'hidden ingredient' in the new dessert. I find that the crunchy cookies do better in the blender then the soft ones. For this shake I used the Vanilla Honey Graham flavor. These cookies are super hard to find. I'm hoping more stores realize the need for allergy free foods. In the meantime, I will hound the store manager until he gives in. :) Poor guy.
This is what I did....
I froze rice milk in ice cube trays overnight. I also keep a stocked ziplock bag of frozen bananas and purchased frozen fruits.
Add one frozen banana, three frozen rice milk cubes, two vanilla honey graham crunchy cookies, and a bunch of frozen strawberries. I also add 2 Tablespoons of flax oil for added fat and nutrients. Then I pour enough rice milk in to come about a third of the way up to the fruit. Blend until creamy and smooth. Now you have yourself an allergy free dessert. You can add more milk and use a straw, or add less milk and create a frozen "ice cream" dessert that you can use with a spoon. It's delicious either way and doesn't take a lot of time to make.
As with all the other shake recipes I've told you about. I usually make a BIG batch (once I know it's a winner) and will pour some into popsicle molds, and others into ice cube trays that I put back into the freezer. I can pop the frozen dessert cubes back into the blender and create a dippin dot like consistency or add milk and make a shake. No matter the shape, it's all delicious and so much healthier then traditional ice cream.