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Banana Raisin Coconut Spice Cream
A Whole Fruit Non-Dairy "Ice Cream"


4 cups Bananas, frozen, sliced
1/2 cup Raisins
1/2 Cup Coconut, shredded, frozen, unsweetened
1 tsp. Cinnamon, ground
1 tsp. Allspice, ground
1/4 tsp. Nutmeg, ground
1/4 tsp. Cloves, ground
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Begin by peeling and slicing the ripe bananas and placing them on a non-stick metal baking sheet for easy freezing.  Place the baking sheet in the freezer for about six to eight hours to ensure that the bananas are frozen solid.  Once frozen, we use a plastic spatula to loosen the banana pieces from the metal sheet.  The frozen pieces can be stored in a tightly sealed plastic container in the freezer for about a month. 

We prepare the banana raisin coconut spice cream in a high powered blender, such as a Vita-Mix

Place the frozen bananas and all the other ingredients in the blender container.  Cover, and run at the highest speed until the bananas and other ingredients becomes creamy smooth (about one minute).  To ensure uniform consistency, use the tamper to work the ingredients into the blades.  (Do this only with the cover firmly in place.)

Scoop the banana raisin coconut spice cream into individual serving bowls.  No topping is necessary.  Serve "as is" to appreciate the flavor.



The above recipe is in keeping with God's creation intent (Genesis 1:29-31):  'Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.  And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground-- everything that has the breath of life in it-- I give every green plant for food." And it was so.   God saw all that he had made, and it was very good.' (NIV)  Let no animal suffer or die that we may live!  (d-28)

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