Lilac Nice Cream with Edible Flowers

Lilac Nice Cream with Edible Flowers {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo} - A 3-ingredient plantbased, vegan, ice cream or smoothie bowl that has 2 simple ingredients, frozen bananas and steamed then frozen purple cauliflower. Perfect for a summer day! Just so happens to be gluten free and paleo as well - Foody First - #vegan #plantbased #nicecream #lilacs #edibleflowers #glutenfree #paleo #smoothiebowl

Fancy a little lilac nice cream bowl with 3 simple ingredients and topped with my favourite sprinkles - edible flowers?

I’m on a serious smoothie bowl and nice cream kick right now, is there anything better this time of year?!

What makes this nice cream purple, or should I say “lilac” a hoo hoo hoo ;), is actually purple cauliflower!

I love cauliflower in smoothie bowls and nice cream because if you steam it and then freeze it you can’t taste it, whether it’s in a Minty Smoothie Bowl with Chocolate Grain-Free Granola or Raspberry Peanut Butter Nice Cream or this lilac nice cream!

I like to steam and freeze a whole bunch of cauliflower when it’s on sale (do you remember when cauliflower randomly increased to like $7 a head a couple years ago?!). How to do it:

  • Cut the cauliflower into florets

  • Steam over boiling water for about 6 - 10 minutes

  • Remove from heat and rinse with cold water to slow down the cooking process

  • Lay cooled pieces on a cookie tray and freeze

  • Place all frozen pieces into a freezer bag or container to add to smoothies and nice cream!

I find that steaming the cauliflower makes the finished smoothie bowl or nice cream have a nicer texture rather than using raw. If you find that you get bloated from raw cauliflower, steaming it first can help with this!

Baaack to this lilac nice cream! When I saw purple cauliflower on sale in the store my mind immediately went to a lilac smoothie bowl. Might seem like weird conclusion to jump to, but that’s just how my brain works!! Spring has been long here in the Toronto area so lilacs are still blooming and I couldn’t be happier. Did you know that lilac flowers are edible? Adding them to this nice cream bowl makes me heart so happy. I hope it makes you happy too!

Happy nice cream eating!

Lilac Nice Cream with Edible Flowers

Serves 1-2 // Vegan, Paleo, Refined Sugar-Free & No Sugar Added, Vegetarian, Gluten Free, Dairy Free

INGREDIENTS:

Nice Cream Ingredients:

  • 2 bananas, peeled, and frozen (230g)

  • 1 cup (100g) steamed then frozen purple or white cauliflower (optional)

  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk of choice (I used cashew milk)

Optional toppings:

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Using a high powered blender, Magic Bullet, or food processor, blend together all nice cream ingredients. I like to only add as much liquid to the blender or processor to get it going because I like them thick. If you want your nice cream runnier, just add more liquid!

  2. Serve into a bowl or jar and top with any toppings that you like! Suggested ideas are above!

  3. Enjoy!

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Lilac Nice Cream with Edible Flowers {Vegan, Gluten Free, Paleo} - A 3-ingredient plantbased, vegan, ice cream or smoothie bowl that has 2 simple ingredients, frozen bananas and steamed then frozen purple cauliflower. Perfect for a summer day! Just so happens to be gluten free and paleo as well - Foody First - #vegan #plantbased #nicecream #lilacs #edibleflowers #glutenfree #paleo #smoothiebowl