Nice cream Blizzard recipe: banana nice cream + luscious, healthy homemade candy bars. An awesome summer treat! In my last post I asked if you could remember the last really good candy bar you had. And that was kind of a trick question, aha, because I bet you can’t remember. But no worries, make these delightful homemade candy bars and some new and excellent candy memories at the same time. Today I have another trick question. When was the last time you had a Blizzard? Remember those? DQ Blizzards?
If you’re anything like me, and I’m rolling the dice that you are, it’s been a long time. And not just a long time, a looooooong time. A Long Time! Like forever. But even thought it was forever ago, I still remember how good it was.
It was pretty frickin good. But wait – good news, everyone!
The Blizzard drought has ended!
For reals. For serious. I mean it. You can have a Blizzard. A vegan, all-natural, paleo, gluten free Blizzard.
And it’s goooooood. Like, really put a lot of emphasis on that ooooooooo. Get in there like you mean it.
This is a damn good Blizzard. So you remember these candy bars. These fabulous, all-natural peanut butter caramel vegan candy bars that redefine candy deliciousness and need to be in a candy bar protection program or I’ll eat a whole batch of them in 2 days. These ones.
All you do is blend them up with some banana nice cream. I flavored my nice cream with some peanut butter to make the finished product more like a traditional Snickers Blizzard. Save a few to chop up and sprinkle on top for extra decadence. You might shed a deliciousness-inspired tear of joy or two, and that’s ok. Let it all out.
For the pics I heaped a ton of Blizzard into this glass. IRL, that’s _way_ too much Blizzard for happy enjoyment. Even I think so, and you know moderation isn’t my specialty.
I don’t know, I think it’s something about the coconut oil in the candy bars, but wow are these rich. No joke. You’ll get 4-6 happy-size Blizzards out of this recipe. It won’t look like a ton but a little of this goes a long way.
Hey before the recipe, fun fact: I worked at Dairy Queen two summers when I was in high school. I was often in trouble for using excessive ingredients to make things look extra delicious, making Dilly bars is fun, and one time I got caught in the freezer stuffing my face with frozen peanut butter cups.
I only got caught once. #ninja
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Miss Blizzards? Try this nice cream Blizzard recipe. All the sweet, chunky candy filled ice cream deliciousness without the dairy and sugar!
- Nice Cream:
- 3-4 bananas, sliced and frozen
- 3 Tbs peanut butter
- 1 Tbs maple syrup
- Candy Bars:
- 1/2 c coconut oil, melted
- 6 heaping Tbs cocoa or cacao powder
- 4 Tbs maple syrup
- pinch salt
- 20 Medjool dates, pitted (or regular dates soaked in 1/4 c hot water for 5-10 minutes)
- 2 Tbs peanut butter
- 1 Tbs almond milk (or any nondairy milk)
- 1 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt
- about 1/8 c plain roasted peanuts, crushed
- Make the candy bars as shown in this post . For this recipe you only need to let them set for 15 minutes.
- Combine all the nice cream ingredients in a food processor and blend until smooth. Scrape and stir as needed. It should come together nice and creamy after a few minutes of blending.
- Cut the candy bars into big chunks and add them to the nice cream. Set a few pieces aside as topping. Pulse until it's your perfect Blizzard consistency. Be careful not to over-pulse.
- Serve immediately. You can store leftovers in the freezer but you'll need to let them thaw quite a bit.
Pin it, Gangsta! 🙂 Did you see the post on the homemade candy bars that are in this Blizzard recipe? It’s got lots of yummy pics! All-Natural Homemade Peanut Butter Caramel Candy Bars – vegan, clean eating, paleo and gluten free. Plenty sweet with no refined sugar added.
I’m off to pursue some weekend fun and excitement, starting with a program at Graeme’s library: 25 Steps to a Healthy Lifestyle. Guess I’d better leave my 40 outside. ~gin