Simply Healthy Family: Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Gingersnap Crust Sprinkles

22.11.14

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream with Gingersnap Crust Sprinkles




This simple and healthy ice cream is dairy free, super low in sugar and takes about 2 minutes to blend up ~ no churner needed. It is completely adaptable to your tastes by adding extras of your choice, chocolate chunk pumpkin ice cream anyone???








This month on Recipe Redux we are talking about Food Memories. It's funny how certain smells and tastes can sometimes have such an amazing affect on us. For me it's roasted, sugared pecans, freshly squeezed lemon aid, home made tapioca pudding and pumpkin. Those foods will always instantly transport me to my childhood. 


The winter Holiday's mean different things to different people depending on your life circumstances, where you grew up and what your traditions were. I grew up in the 80's and 90's in a close knit, middle class neighborhood with 2 younger sisters and a brother. No extended family lived nearby so Holidays were usually a small affair except for when we drove up to Salt Lake City to have a huge Thanksgiving at my grandma and grandpa's home. Fond times. 










Slightly sweet and very creamy this pumpkin pie ice cream brings fall flavors to the table without having to unbuckle your belt (or put on your mommy yoga pants) afterwards. 








What I remember most about our family of six's Thanksgiving is the home made pumpkin pie with freshly whipped cream. The smell is what always got me and while I am not a pumpkin pie lover, the smell of cinnamon, nutmeg and pumpkin is very nostalgic for me. 


Wait. Wuuuuut?  'You don't like pumpkin pie?!' you say.


Nope. Or most any pie for that matter except maybe cherry and apple. But I'd rather have it as a cobbler than a pie. As for the pumpkin pie aversion, I think it's a texture thing, too thick and mushy. I do however l.o.v.e. pumpkin. Pumpkin cookiespumpkin muffinspumpkin wafflespumpkin eggnog custard,  pumpkin granolapumpkin cinnamon rolls and even pumpkin stew. All of that, but my newest obsession is 













Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream. 


Holy raving nostalgic overload with a surprising twist factor. 







nostalgia |näˈstaljənə-|

noun


sentimental longing or wistful affection for the past, typically for a period or place with happy personal associations















































HANDS ON TIME     2 MINUTES         TOTAL TIME 4 HOURS           YIELDS    4 CUPS 



Ingredients
2 cups canned or cooked pumpkin1 can of coconut milk or plain, fat free yogurt3-4 bananas, chopped and frozen1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice mix1 teaspoon real vanilla (I sometimes use bourbon vanilla ;)1 cup crushed gingersnap cookiesOptional additionschocolate chipsnutscaramel drizzlecrushed graham crackers
In your blender place coconut milk, pumpkin, bananas, spices and vanilla. Blend on your frozen dessert setting (or on high) for 2 minutes. Pour mixture into a bread pan and place in freezer. Freeze for  3-5 hours depending on the 'frozeness' of your bananas, your freezer temperature and what size pan you use to freeze it in. 





































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20 comments:

  1. Pumpkin ice cream from Trader Joe's was a must-have at my house around this time of year. I haven't had it since becoming vegan, but this recipe serves as the perfect replacement. It looks even better than what I had before!

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    1. I love TJ's!!! Just did all my TDay shopping there(only turkey I'll ever buy!). I've not had the ice cream but I have recently accepted the fact that I'm lactose intolerant. :(

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  2. I can't relate to your feelings about pumpkin pie (my FAVORITE EVER) but I'll forgive you because pumpkin pie ice cream is pretty legit, too. :) Looks fabulous!

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    1. I know, I know!! I'm a nut case! Please forgive me with this ice cream!!

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  3. Ahhh, this is a wondrous idea! <3 Thanks so much for sharing it! I have an ice cream maker, but it's currently hiding out in my pantry because I decided that it's too cold. :x This will probably have to change now because this looks awesome, but I love that this doesn't even need one! :]

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    1. I know, mine is packed away who know where. This is so simple it's crazy!

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  4. I love anything with pumpkin. This is a great dessert for the holiday.

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    1. Yup, gotta have pumpkin something on TDay!

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  5. I have to admit, I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin pie either though I LOVE pumpkin! And ice cream. This sounds dreamy.

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    1. Glad I'm not alone on this one Jo!

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  6. Ah this is genius! Who knew pumpkin ice cream could be so healthy? Can't wait to try this!!

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    1. I know!! Hope you like!

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  7. Thats one awesome Thanksgiving dessert

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    1. Thank you Sarah. simple but awesome is my thing ;P

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  8. I am a pumpkin pie lover, but I would gladly eat your pumpkin pie ice cream too. Maybe on top :-) Looks delicious, and love the crumbled topping too! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  9. I'm totally with you on the pie front - I love cobblers, crisps, and tarts, but pies just don't do it for me. Your pumpkin pie ice cream, on the other hand, has my mouth watering! Happy holidays!

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  10. Your pumpkin pie ice cream looks prefect! I love pumpkin ice cream and the gingersnaps are a nice addition.

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  11. LOOKS BEYOND DELICIOUS! THANK YOU FOR SHARING! I can't believe I missed it! Happy Holidays my dear!

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  12. I'm not a huge pie fan, but pumpkin pie is pretty wonderful in my book, and especially good with a gingersnap crust. So pumpkin ice cream with crumbled gingersnaps sounds fabulous to me.

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