With summertime comes warmer temperatures. That means swimming, soaking up the sunshine and playing in the yard with the ones you love. It also means making sure the family stays hydrated and well fed with something sweet and delicious!
Whether you need a few new snacks to add to the weekly menu, or you’re looking for something different to bring to the next get-together, the following primarily raw, plant-based desserts make the perfect options for summertime.
1. Pear Pecan Ice Cream
You won’t believe this frozen treat is dairy-free – it tastes just like real ice cream!
4 cups chopped pears 1 cup pecans 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1 cup pear juice 1 teaspoon vanilla 6 tablespoons honey 1/4 teaspoon unrefined salt Use raw pecans to complete this decadent summer treat.
Simply place all ingredients in a food processor, blending until mixture is smooth and creamy.
Once you reach the perfect consistency, pour into a medium bowl or container and cover with plastic wrap. Place in the freezer to set for at least four hours. Enjoy!
2. Frozen Carob Bananas
These delicious treats makes the ideal snack for the family on hot summer afternoon.
1 cup carob powder 1 cup liquid raw honey 4 bananas, ripe but firm Walnuts or almonds – chopped fine 4 wooden skewers
Prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
Place one skewer into each banana. Gently dip bananas in honey, roll in carob powder and