In celebration of National Ice Cream Month (July) and especially National Ice Cream Day (Sunday, July 19th), here's a roundup of some of our favorite ice cream recipes. Because here at Twink + Sis, it's our mission that you never experience mediocre ice cream again.

No-churn Banana Ice Cream with Salted Caramel Swirl from Citrus and Candy.

Roasted Strawberry & Buttermilk Ice Cream from The White Ramekins

Blueberry Cheesecake Ice Cream from Broma Bakery.

Green Ice Cream from Kale & Caramel

Ice Cream Cake from Food52.

Edible Sprinkle Bowls from This Heart of Mine


National Ice Cream Day is this Sunday and if you want to celebrate the greatest holiday ever, without a sugar hangover, we've got the perfect (and simplest) recipe for you! I make this healthy dessert for my family a lot and it's always a surefire hit. 

Ingredients (per serving):

1 Large FROZEN Banana (I freeze several ripe bananas ahead of time so I have them ready. They must be frozen, minimally, overnight to work)

8-10 Frozen Strawberries 

2 Soft Dates

Approx. 1/8 Cup of Water

You will need either a VitaMix or blender. 

Put all of the fruit and 1/2 of the water in a VitaMix. Turn on low and use the tamper to push the ingredients down and blend. If it is very dry, slowly add more water. Be careful not to add too much water, or your ice cream will become a smoothie. A blender will work too but will take more effort. The tamper in the VitaMix makes this extremely easy. If you use a regular blender, you will have to start and stop and use a rubber spatula with the blender turned off to mix it. I have done it, but it takes more time!

Scoop out and serve immediately. You can top with fresh fruit, nuts or coconut shreds if you like a little added texture! Happy (and Healthy) National Ice Cream Day! xx