This easy homemade frosty recipe tastes like the real thing, and it’s great for you! You’re just a few healthy ingredients away from homemade frosty deliciousness. I know you want to be talking about these amazing homemade Frosties. Me too. But first…new logo! What do you think?
Back in the day when I needed a boost, I’d get a new hair color or some wild new shoes. Once I got a pair of sequined Doc Martens.
Sequined Doc Martens. Only in the 90’s. They sound awesome, but they totally looked like clown feet. I wish I was exaggerating. I thought if I wore them a while they’d start looking awesome and less like clown feet cause the concept was sooooo good…but no. Clown feet till the end, which wasn’t far off cause I lent them to a friend who never gave them back.
Now that I’m blogging full time and at the moment can’t afford shoes (I’m joking, kinda), what I do instead is stay up all night redesigning my logo. And you know how most of those I-need-a-boost shoe purchases end up being almost as bad as sequined Doc Martens? So were most of my logo designs. Not exactly clown feet, but not _not_ clown feet, either.
But this one I like. I think it’ll be a while before I change it again. I especially like the little green bird with the cherries. But ok, back to the Frosties. This is a thing I keep seeing on Pinterest: homemade frosties that supposedly taste like the real deal, and they’re made with some combo of bananas, ice, cocoa and milk with a few variables from pin to pin.
But do they really taste like Frosties?? I had to find out.
They really taste like Frosties. Only better. The first time I tried it exactly as described in this one pin that keeps showing up in my feed. Banana, ice, vanilla, cocoa, almond milk. Blend into Frosty oblivion. And I’ll be gosh darned damned, it totally tasted very similar to a Frosty.
So I’ve been kinda tweaking the original to see how genuinely Frosty-esque I can make these. All I’m doing different is freezing the bananas first to get more ice creaminess going and adding a pinch of salt and some sweetener. The original is like super fat burning machine streamlined and doesn’t have any sweetener, which is kind of hardcore for me. I like my Frosties a little on the decadent side so I add some maple syrup. But you don’t have to. They’re actually pretty great even without the syrup.
I use a Quisinart food processor for everything blendy, including homemade Frosties. The ice crystals grind down ever so slightly bigger than they are in restaurant Frosties, but it’s not even a big deal. You might not even notice, it’s so not a big deal.
So are you ready to turn frozen bananas, almond milk and ice into a Frosty? Do I even need to ask?
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Use this easy homemade Frosty recipe to make the delicious treats you remember, only totally healthy! Prep time includes freezing the bananas, so if you do this ahead of time it's instant Frosty gratification.
1 hrPrep Time
1 hrTotal Time
- 2 bananas, sliced and frozen at least an hour
- 1 c unsweetened almond milk (or your favorite nondairy milk)
- 2-3 Tbs cocoa or cacao powder
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 Tbs maple syrup or your favorite sweetener (optional)
- pinch salt
- about 30 ice cubes
- Combine everything in a blender or food processor. You may want to crush the ice a bit before adding, depending on your machine. Blend/pulse several minutes, or until smooth and creamy. Serve right away, or transfer to the freezer for 10 minutes or so if you like a firm Frosty.
Pinterest can’t have too many healthy homemade Frosty recipes, so pin this sucka! And seriously, it can’t. This is what Pinterest is all about. Mason jar crafts, ways to use a lemon to clean your house and healthy homemade Frosty recipes. Oh, and cats and cute guys and how to start a herb garden in a wall planter made from pallet boards. No wonder I love it. Here’s another awesome fast-food inspired frozen treat I made the other day – Homemade Blizzards! First you make these ridiculously easy candy bars, and then if you don’t decide to just eat all the candy bars you blend them up in some banana nice cream. Reeeeally delicious, a lot more decadent than this Frosty but we all need a treat sometimes. Totally plant based and totally awesome.
Nice Cream Blizzards – Vegan, Raw, Paleo, Clean, Awesome
I’m off! Not to get on Pinterest, as is my usual plan at 4:30, but to grab a shower and spend some time with Graeme. Maybe we’ll get out those fun and only slightly dangerous old bikes again!