Banana Soft Serve with Blueberry Cheesecake Swirl
- Course/Dish: Dessert
- Meals: Snack
- Main Ingredient: Lemon, Almonds, Dates
- Difficulty: Easy
- Equipment Needed: Food Processor
- Serves: 1
Lisa Pitman tells it how it is about this recipe of hers- "Simple. Sweet. Special. One spoonful at a time, the chaos of life was kept at bay. I sat in quiet contemplation of the glorious combination of blueberries, dates and ginger."
1 cup blueberries, fresh or defrosted
1 tsp lemon zest
2 Medjool dates, pitted
2 tsp coconut oil, melted
¼ cup almonds
½ cup walnuts or pecans
pinch of sea salt
½ - 1 tsp freshly grated ginger
4 Medjool dates, pitted
2 ripe bananas, peeled and frozen
1 tsp lemon juice
In a food processor, combine the blueberries, zest and dates, blend until smooth. Add the coconut oil and process until well combined. Chill in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to thicken.
In a food processor, pulse the nuts and sea salt into a fine meal. Add the dates and grated ginger then pulse until well combined.
In a blender or food processor, blend the bananas until a creamy, ice cream-like, consistency is achieved. Add the lemon juice and pulse to combine. To assemble, divide the soft serve between four bowls or glasses. Add 1/4 cup of blueberry swirl and 2 TBSP of crust to each bowl. Swirl the mixture gently with a spoon. Or add each layer separately for a more elegant look.