Dairy free summer treats with Alpro and the tastiest, healthiest banana bread recipe

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With this week’s warm weather, we’ve been enjoying some yummy treats to help keep us cool. I teamed up with Alpro to create three delicious treats that are dairy free. I am vegan, and Miss Kiki is currently off dairy as we think she may be lactose intolerant, so we’ve been looking for alternatives to ice-cream and desserts that are traditionally not dairy free/vegan. Alpro ice-creams also contains 30% less sugar – making for a guilt-free treat!

Ice-cream sundae

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While we don’t always have dessert after dinner, sometimes it just has to be done, right?! Sunday is our family picky dinner day, eaten in front of the TV {our current family watch is Anne with an E}. We usually bake something or make a special dessert to enjoy after. There is nothing like a ‘fancy’ dessert to bring a big smile to the kids faces, and last week we enjoyed these tasty ice-cream sundaes!

  • Dip the rim of a wine glass in water, then in sugar to create a coated rim
  • Crumble some biscuit {we used homemade digestives} into the bottom of the glass
  • Add a couple of scoops of your favourite Alpro ice-cream – we opted for tasty Coconut in these
  • Drizzle some Sweet Freedom chocolate syrup over the top, sprinkle some Chia Seeds and crushed walnuts
  • Pop a cherry on the rim for extra jazz and enjoy!

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Quick Ice-cream sandwiches

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These were the perfect post-BBQ treat, eaten in the garden quickly before they melted in the heat!

  • Take two of your favourite biscuits or cookies {Hobnobs are current favourite!}
  • Spread one with a little Sweet Freedom Chocolate Spread
  • Scoop a little ice cream onto the chocolate covered biscuit, and top with the second biscuit.
  • Roll the edges of the ice-cream sandwich in sprinkles

 

Healthy Banana Bread and Ice-cream

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Some days you just need a little comfort food, when I’m tired or stressed out, there is nothing quite like a bit of cake to soothe my frazzled nerves. This quick and healthy banana bread hits the spot without any of the guilt of a tonne of refined sugar – and is perfect as I don’t eat wheat either.

  • Mash 1/2 banana in a bowl
  • Stir in 1 tbsp coconut fl0ur, 1 tbsp nut butter and 2-3 tbsp non-dairy milk
  • Pour into a greased ramekin and bake at 180C for 10-15 minutes.
  • Dish up and top with a spoonful of hazelnut chocolate Alpro ice-cream

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Have you tried the Alpro ice-creams yet? Which treat would be your favourite?

 

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