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Skinny Breakfast Ice-Cream

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The only thing better than sitting down to a big, sexy bowl of ice-cream is being able to scoop it up knowing you’re treating not just yourself, but your body too.

This is a cracking little breakfast that you can leave nestled away in your freezer until you want a bowl.

Perfect for a hasty working breakfast, or to whip out for a sunny sunday brunch.

(It’s also pretty good in the middle of the night, scooped right from the tub.)

It’s a bowl of goodness with just three ingredients.

One batch makes enough for about 4 breakfasts:

Frozen berries (around 300g/10oz)

2 Frozen bananas (chopped)

400ml coconut milk (reduced fat if you like)

(You could always add a couple handfuls of spinach or a sprinkle of wheatgrass powder here if you need an extra chlorophyl boost.)

Throw the above into a food processor and press that button!

Keep blitzing until you’re left with bright pink, soft serve ice-cream.

Scoop it into a Tupperware box.

Seal and lock away in the freezer until you need it!

Don’t forget to lick the spoon… and the blender… and your fingers.

When you serve it up, toss over a few little extras.

I particularly like pomegranate seeds and chopped coconut, but blueberries are excellent too.

Tuck in!

It’s great for your heart, your digestion, your vision, your immune system, lowers cholesterol & blood pressure… and tastes un-bloody-believable to boot!

Who says you can’t have ice-cream for breakfast?

Update: Sorry for not including bag info! It’s Jimmy Choo.


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  • http://www.wanderlustandbake.co.uk/ Wanderlust and Bake

    Looks delicious and so wonderfully pink!! I make a similar one with acai powder added to the mix and almond milk in place of coconut which is rather good too.

    • Rosie

      I was chatting about this recipe last night and suggested my coconut-hating-friend used almond milk too. You really can’t go wrong with (sugar free) nut milks! x

      • http://www.wanderlustandbake.co.uk/ Wanderlust and Bake

        Ahh nut puns. That old chestnut….. cashew later Rosie! x

  • Lauren

    Not a huge fan of coconut, but this sounds absolutely delicious!!!! And gives me another chance to use my KitchenAid ice-cream attachment! LOVE IT! Thanks Rose xxx

    • Rosie

      Give it a go with some nut milk Lauren x

      • Lauren

        That sounds yummy and right up my street! Will definitely do this!! xx

        • Michelle

          If you don’t like coconut, that’s cool, but I would be sure to use some kind of fat (even avocados) to control the blood sugar effects of the sugars from fruits :-) I would personally use full-fat coconut milk– refrigerate a can and scoop off a top of the fatty part. You probably would not taste too much coconut. Any way you do it though, lovely loveliness!

  • http://www.todds-travels.com Naomi Todd

    I’m partial to breakfast cake every now and then so this will definitely have to be tried out for a cheeky weekend brunch!

    • Rosie

      Cake & Ice-Cream?! The killer combo! x

  • Alice

    This looks delicious. I love making smoothies with bananas and frozen berries at the moment, but freezing makes much more sense. Just need the sunshine to stick around x

    http://www.teapartywithalice.com

  • Debs

    Is this 80 of the anti diet? Love the bag, where is it from?

  • Lucy

    Wow that looks incredible!
    Do you use reduced fat coconut milk or not? Are there very different health benefits?
    Thanks for the recipe, I love how you present all these delicious and simple ideas. You manage to have great recipes and laid out beautifully with all the pictures. Most blogs I find are so complicated or take a long time but all your recipes are easy to follow and faultless, when’s the book coming out?
    L xo

    • Liv

      Hi Lucy! I would absolutely use full fat coconut milk if (when) I make this recipe. The fat in coconut milk is SO beneficial… It is a good saturated fat that is made up of medium chain triglycerides, which have been shown to lower cholesterol, stimulate your metabolism/weight loss, and give you energy. A lot of people worry that fat makes you fat but really our bodies need fat to survive, and furthermore, since the kind of fat in coconuts is used for energy, it will not be easily deposited into your fat cells. Coconut fat also contains lauric acid which is an anti-bacterial and anti-viral powerful enough to kill the flu, measles, and even HIV.

      So, sorry to ramble, but as a holistic nutritionist I felt like I had to step in and answer your question. 100% of the time I would tell my clients to use full-fat coconut milk (or cow’s milk, etc.) over the reduced fat version. I think it’s good to have things the way nature made them, especially because reduced fat products are generally just replacing the fat with sugar or other refined carbs. Also, since this recipe has a lot of sugar (even though it’s the good kind from fruit) it is good to eat it with a dose of fat to keep you from overeating or suffering a blood sugar crash later!

      • Lucy

        Thank you very much for the rambling! I can see why you are a nutritionist, you have explain this very well.
        Will definitely be using full fat, I’m afraid I’m one of those people who see all those calories and freak out. It’s very interesting that you say eat sugar with fat- I’ll be trying that and seeing if it works. Thanks again Liv, you made me think!

  • Rosie

    Wow it looks delicious, beats my apple as I run out the door…
    Is coconut milk actually good for you though, because it’s a lot of calories just in milk. Do you think I could use almond milk instead?
    And when I freeze the bananas are they better unripe or overripe? I made your amazing skinny ice cream before and I managed to get glass in it somehow(!) so have been put off since… I don’t quite live up to your reputation as a domestic goddess…
    Thank you for the lovely posts and ideas!

    • Rosie

      Oh lordy, how on earth did you get glass in there?!
      Personally I cut up and freeze the bananas when they’re ripe, but it depends how you like them. The riper they are the sweeter they get, so I’ll leave it to you!
      Feel free to use whatever nut milk you fancy! x

      • Rosie

        I don’t even know, but my boyfriend was not impressed… there wasn’t a trip to A&E thank god but I haven’t had much to do with the freezer since. Perhaps it was French ice cream (sorry).
        Thanks for the advice!x

    • Michelle

      The fats — whether in whole organic milk or full-fat coconut milk– are going to be your best friend here. I wouldn’t worry too much! Coconut fat is truly amazing for you, have a Google when you have a moment :-)

  • http://katies-rose-garden.blogspot.co.uk/ Katie Jane

    Aw wow that looks delicious! Beyond that, I always love your food photography- you always have such nice flowers/table settings etc. The colours in this one are perfect for the first day of spring! =D

    KatieJane
    katies-rose-garden.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.redheadstory.me Julia Haase

    Looks super yummy! Also, this leads me to think that summer better arrives quickly. xx

    • Rosie

      Counting the days Julia!

  • Lucy Biggs

    This looks great!!

  • http://cheenithoughts.com Cheeni

    Love love love the idea of having ice-cream for breakfast! The photo look divine…almost licked the screen. SIGH! xo

    Cheeni @ http://www.cheenithoughts.com

  • http://primeministeroffun.blogspot.co.uk/ Jo Hind

    WOW! I am so doing this tomorrow for breakfast over the weekend.

    xXx

    http://primeministeroffun.blogspot.co.uk/

    • Rosie

      Good to hear Jo! Let me know how you get on x

      • http://primeministeroffun.blogspot.co.uk/ Jo Hind

        It was Fabulous Rosie :) I made it with Almond milk from Morrison’s!
        I tried to do the avocado cookies last night but they were nowhere near as good as yours :/
        xXx

  • Alix

    Rosie, this sounds amazing!!! Off to the kitchen I go! x

    http://www.alixhamilton.com

  • http://sotoelizabeth.blogspot.co.uk/ C Elizabeth

    putting my breakfast this morning to shame.. that looks delicious, can’t wait to try out this recipe!
    xo
    http://sotoelizabeth.blogspot.com.es/

  • Cate Elise

    Ooh gorgeous bag…(and the ice cream looks nice too!)

    The perks of being a hipster

    • Rosie

      haha thanks Cate!

  • Sarah Libros

    I love banana ice cream, but have never had it this way! Looks amazing, I’m very excited to try.

  • http://coffeeandconfetti.me/ Fiona Heath

    Looks amazing! Will definitely be trying this, with some pomegranate and pineapple on top.

    Thanks for the recipe.

    Fiona xx

    http://coffeeandconfetti.me/

    • Rosie

      Sounds good Fi! Go easy on the pinapple though, it’s very sugar filled compared to berries x

      • http://coffeeandconfetti.me/ Fiona Heath

        Will do. Thanks for the tip. Would you ever come back to Southampton to talk to students about how you got into blogging? xx

      • http://coffeeandconfetti.me/ Fiona Heath

        Thanks for the advice! Will be careful. Would you ever consider coming back to Southampton to do a talk to bloggers down here? x

  • Kat Cheng

    Yum! So doing that this weekend! Thanks Rosie!

  • Beauty Becky

    This looks amazing! I definitely need to try this – it would be lovely in the summer to sit outside and eat for breakfast :)

  • http://alltommalta.com/johanna Johanna EkstrΓΆm

    Wow. I just found your blog and I’ve seriously been reading it for hours. Your awesome recipes/foodporn-photos has made me hungry! Really inspiring, I love it. Hope you have a great day!

    • Rosie

      Thanks Johanna! x

  • http://www.nicolemariestory.com/ Nicole Marie Story

    What a pretty post!!!!!!!!!

  • Martine

    I’m sorry but the word “skinny” breakfast ice-cream just makes me sad. Skinny and healthy are two completely different things, you shouldn’t mix them up.

    Love your blog, and the ice cream looks delish. Hugs from Norway :)

    • Helena

      I think this might be down to a language miss-understanding. Her low-cal recipes are all tagged as “skinny” so that she doesn’t have to call them “diet” because she hates diets. In this instance I believe it refers to the food not the person eating it.

      Her “Anti-Diet” is well worth a read. http://www.thelondoner.me/2012/01/anti-diet.html

      • Rosie

        Thanks Helena, you’re absolutely right!
        Martine, I just mean that the recipe is skinny… I don’t think I would ever (or would ever want to) fall under the category of “skinny”! I like my lady humps ;) x

        • Gillian

          What about your friend Kimberly? Do you think she’s a good role model?

          • Ellie

            There are pictures of Rose on the beach in a bikini… and most travel blogs… and most clothing websites… What’s so terrible about it?
            Both Kimberly and Rose advocate health and happiness, which I think is a very positive message young people need to hear- Or are you just uncomfortable with a young woman running her own business, selling something she enjoys.
            Kim and Rose are great influences for young women as entrepreneurs, as well as happy and healthy ladies, so don’t try to shame them as anything else.

          • Nan

            She looks stunning! I’m sure that was meant to provoke a reaction, Gillian, but to body shame someone, whatever their body type is, is cruel. Kimberly looks beautiful.

          • Kate

            ‘Skinny’ is just a term for lower fat, healthier versions of things – think of a skinny latte from Starbucks (i.e. made with skimmed milk rather than whole milk) :)

            And Gillian, bit unnecessary. I’m a size 12 and even I look skinny when I lie down and arch my spine like that. Besides, less of the hating on other women – we have the Daily Mail to criticise other women’s bodies, we shouldn’t do it to eachother!

          • gdawg

            Kim is very naturally slim :)

          • http://whattheelleblog.blogspot.com/ Elle @ WhatTheElle

            Are you really creating ways to criticize one of her friends on her own blog? Yeesh.

  • http://www.theoverseasescape.com/ Margo

    Sounds so lovely and refreshing! Just in time for the first day of Spring! :)

  • Rosie W

    Yum yum! :)

  • http://thatextrainch.wordpress.com Angela

    I read this as I tuck in to a boring bowl of muesli Blah! Cannot wait to give this a try it looks and sounds AMAZING!!!! Xx

    • Rosie

      Would be great with a little muesli on top Angela! x

  • http://ailishgoes.blogspot.de/ Ailish Goes

    Ooh this looks delicious! Thank you for sharing, I would really like to try & make this! http://www.ailishgoes.blogspot.com

  • Alia Hansen

    This looks so good! And I love the images…beautiful colours! I’m definitely going to try this recipe out! xx

    http://www.genieinabubble.com

  • http://littlemissnottinghill.com/ Annie

    Amazing idea. I love smoothies so making something you can freeze and keep in the freezer is ideal for brekkie :)

    http://littlemissnottinghill.com/

  • http://www.lifeofaladybear.com Michaela

    Girlfriend can i just live your amazing life! Looks so yummy!

    Michaela

    http://www.lifeofaladybear.blogspot.com

  • Lynn

    I have made ice cream with bananas before…didn’t think to add berries though. YUM! And cute purse!

  • Hannah Oelker

    Such a beautiful post! Where is the bag from? xx

  • Gemma Barker

    looks incredible! I definitely won’t be limiting this to breakfast! Will it go super hard, crystallised and difficult to scoop if you leave it in the freezer though?

  • http://www.hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk Jordan

    Ice cream for breakfast? Yes please! I make a similar (but unhealthy) banana ice cream with frozen bananas, a bit of icing sugar and double cream and it tastes amazing!

    Love Jordan xxx
    http://www.hellomissjordan.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://louiseplace.com/ Louise

    Looks delicious and vibrant. Will have to try this! x
    http://louiseplace.com

  • Suzie

    OMW (Oh My Wow)! I can’t wait to get out of this stuffy office and go make a batch!

    PS. Spent all morning reading your travel posts, I have severe wanderlust! I wish I could afford to travel! Take me with you next time!!!!! :) S x

  • http://be-sofit.blogspot.co.uk/ http://be-sofit.blogspot.co.uk

    Mmm made this every Saturday for me and my bf to have as a treat whilst watching the Xfactor. Love making a chocolate version with raw chocolate powder or blueberry version with almonda roasted in the pan with honey and coconut. So good!

  • http://www.thehouseofkhan.com/ Zainab Khan

    Ah this looks so scrumptious!

    I’ll definitely have to try it – maybe with mangoes :)

    PS where’s cute bag from?

    http://www.thehouseofkhan.com

  • Queenie Lee

    This looks lush! I’ve definitely never considered ice cream for breakfast before! xxx

    http://peanutbutterandmussels.com/

  • http://www.anthonyshock.blogspot.co.uk AnthonyShock

    That looks fantastic! Perfect and pink!

    It’d be nice with some goji berries too I reckon. :)

    http://www.anthonyshock.co.uk

  • http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk Lauren S

    i love this idea ! you seriously need to write a lifestyle column or a recipe book
    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Fashion Lifestyle + Photography – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk
    Vote for my blog here !

  • Lipsticks & Smoothies

    This looks amazing! I have got to try this, as I’m pretty keen on eating a little cleaner and healthier lately!

    xx,
    http://lipsticksandsmoothies.blogspot.com

  • Jo Fisher

    This is amazing and will be perfect in the summer. I’ll definitely be whipping this up soon – though I’m not sure I’d be brave enough to have it for breakfast! (I’m a stickler for my routine haha).

    Another wonderful recipe Rosie, thank you so much for brightening my day – it’s been a hard few weeks for me but your posts are like little rays of sunshine :)

    Jo xxx

    She Wears Burgundy

  • saradujour

    I always love your food photography, and the way you surround your dishes with beautiful things. Gorgeous flowers! xx

    Sara
    http://www.saradujour.me

  • Veronika

    This looks fab-I have to put fresh coconut on mine soon.
    I make this alllll the time and it’s absolutely ah-ma-zing! …Frozen mangoes and raspbs are my fave combo! & I use greek yoghurt for extra thickness ;) x

  • TheGivingBride

    So bright and cheerful looking! Perfect recipe for the first day of spring!

  • http://Www.gettheskinny.co.uk/ Tara

    Stunning photo’s. Looks delicious, such a lovely colour too. I usually like to add in some protein powder and some thick coconut yogurt or Greek yogurt instead of banana’s to give it a protein boost / extra fats and keep those blood sugar levels steady from the morning :-)

    Tara x
    http://Www.gettheskinny.co.uk

  • http://www.intotheblonde.com/ intotheblonde

    As an ice cream addict I have to make some of this. I’d definitely use the low fat coconut milk.

    Looks amazing!

    Hugs xoxo

    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

  • http://tomwaitsforme.blogspot.com/ Ceren

    It looks amazingly delicious, but I have a question. :) I’m a college student and I don’t have time to eat every 2 or 3 hours. For how long does this keep you filled?

  • http://tomwaitsforme.blogspot.com/ Ceren

    It looks amazingly delicious, but I have a question :) I’m a college student and I don’t have time to eat every 2 or 3 hours. For how long does this keep you filled?

  • http://mariannapapagiannopoulou.blogspot.gr/ Marianna Papagiannopoulou

    So beautiful pictures!!!
    I love ice cream too and this looks really healthy!! Thanks for sharring!

    I found your blog a few weeks ago and I became a big fan!!

    Will you visit my blog sometime and tell me your opinion?
    Thanks!

    http://the-haute-strawberry.blogspot.gr/

  • Rhiannon Johnson

    This looks so good! I’ve been trying to be healthy and failing so well might have to give this a crack.

    I like how everything on your table is tonal and pastel too haha.

    http://www.rhiannoneyre.blogspot.co.uk

  • Natalie Diver

    This looks amazing!!! Definitely going to try it… http://www.orange-champagne.com

  • Sepideh

    This does sound delicious!!!!!

    http://www.seppysmontreal.com

  • Robyn

    Is it coconut milk as in from a tin (thick, creamy) or coconut milk as in the stuff you get in cartons with the soya milk, etc?

  • http://lovemilly.blogspot.ca/ Milly

    Not particularly a fan of coconut but will definitely give this a try with almond milk!

    Xx Milly

    http://www.lovemilly.blogspot.ca

  • http://molliebylett.blogspot.co.uk/ Mollie Bylett

    Im not sure what i love more! the thought of eating this ice cream or the beautiful colours in this post!
    so pretty! worth a pin!
    :)

    Mollie xoxo
    molliebylett.blogspot.co.uk

  • Camille Beygui
  • lineupnow

    Yum. So love your recipes.

  • Rina

    Looks delicious!!…and such great photography too! Will definitely be trying this recipe out. :)

  • http://bitofafreak.blogspot.co.uk/ Kathryn

    Minus the coconut, this looks like healthy breakfast heaven! I will definitely be whipping up a batch with almond milk in place of the coconut! Another great post and health food suggestion! Thank you!

    Kathryn xx

    Bit of a Freak | UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blogger

  • Kate Cheetham

    Read this blog post and went straight out to get the ingredients. excited to make it :)

  • Talisa Lauren Tossell
  • http://acoest1984.com Amanda @ A.Co est. 1984

    UNREAL. Well done girl! This looks awesome and I’ll def give it a try!

  • Anna

    again an amazing looking recipe! and especially your ice creams are amazing!
    (: Anna

  • http://seventeentwo.wordpress.com/ Connie Moseley

    This looks delicious, I love the sound of trying it with almond milk too! Can’t wait to whip up a batch to enjoy on lazy sunny mornings.

    Connie
    http://seventeentwo.wordpress.com/

  • Alara

    Will definitely have to try this – looks great! Slightly distracted by the bag though.. where is it from? Xx

  • http://aimeecorneliusx.blogspot.co.uk Aimeecorneliusx

    Ughh this looks so scrummy!!!
    I’m not sure I could wait that long for it to freeze :s
    xoxo
    A.Corn

  • http://www.waterpainteddreams.com Hayley

    Oh this looks amazing. I must try it out.

    Hayley

    Water Painted Dreams xxx

  • cornellcomment

    This is such a great post! I have been a vegetarian for 15 years, and a vegan for six months now. It’s great that you’re featuring a healthy, delicious vegan breakfast-dessert on your blog! I believe everyone should eat what makes them happy, and what makes them feel their best; i.e. if you love dairy or meet, go for it, but also try dairy and meat alternatives! By experimenting with new recipes, such as your delicious banana-berry breakfast treat, people can keep enjoying the animal products they love, but work on reducing the amount they consume. Small individual steps lead to progress.

    Anyway, lovely post and beautiful photography!

  • http://beautytimebreak.blogspot.com The Beauty Break

    That looks so tasty!! And the best part is that its so easy to make!
    I will definitely try it!!

    The Beauty Break

  • http://champagnelifestyleteabudget.blogspot.co.uk/ Ellenor

    This looks delicious I am so stealing this as it looks so simple! :) xx

    http://ellenorsworld.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://analeote.blogspot.pt/ Ana Leote

    Ice cream for breakfast?? Great idea

    xx
    http://www.analeote.blogspot.com

  • http://slothlyf.wordpress.com/ sloth lyf

    this looks absolutely incredible. can’t wait to whip some up. everybody needs a bit of colour in the morning!

  • Shaleen G

    Yum! I definitely want to try this. Those coconut pieces looked super yummy too!

    Hope your having a happy International Happiness Day!
    -Shaleen

    | http://www.thearchetypelife.blogspot.ca |

  • http://www.jenniferbakes.blogspot.ie/ Jennifer
  • http://www.thesurlyhousewife.com/ Katie @ The Surly Housewife

    So decadent! I love the idea of ice cream for breakfast. Well, I will eat it anytime, but you had me at breakfast ice cream.

  • http://esttrill.co.uk/ Naomi Kam

    Looks absolutely yummy, though I’ve never thought of have ice cream for breakfast :]

    NK | http://www.esttrill.co.uk

  • Lesley

    This is such a great idea! Can’t wait to try it! x
    http://www.rawvogue.com

  • Emily Kalbun

    This looks delish! And I actually really like your photography on this post especially. The pinks, blues and orange tones were so pleasing to see and really looked right out of a magazine! (Im an artist so I pick up on stuff like that)
    nice job!
    emily

  • http://www.littlemisadventures.com/ Little Misadventures

    Oh yessss, I make a similar one using just frozen banana + cocoa powder. PURE HEAVEN. It comes out exactly like soft serve! So delicious.

  • http://greywalls94.blogspot.co.uk Petrina

    This looks so yummy, such a great idea.

    P.xx

    GreyWalls

  • Tsui

    Ice cream for breakfast? Delicious!

    I love how beautiful the colours are!

    Tsui.
    Fashion Ganache.

  • Abi

    sorry to ask – is this tinned coconut milk you’d find in a curry, or koko coconut milk I have with my porridge? could I use either?

  • http://www.lifeofmisslaura.blogspot.com Laura Channing

    Genius! Love the blog & everything about you, Miss Rosie! Hope you have a fabulous weekend! xx

  • http://thoughtsofglam.com/ ThoughtsofGlam

    I usually skip breakfast, I know really unhealthy.
    I’ve recently been trying to get into it thought, just posted my Breakfast Basics

    http://www.thoughtsofglam.com

  • Evelien

    Help. I can’t stop looking at these photos. I’m trying to close the page but everytime I’m like “allright go on then, one more scroll”. I need to make this NOW!! Thanks Rosie x

  • stephen holman

    this looks yummy, LOVE ice cream but always feel guilty afterwards so this could be a solution :D

  • http://www.thelipstickchannel.com/ Esther & Grace

    Wow I need to make this-looks gorgeous and healthy too!
    http://www.thelipstickchannel.com

  • chloe harris

    oh wow this looks truly amazing, i’m such a huge fan of ice cream as well x

    http://simplybeautythings.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://honestmum.com/ HonestMum

    Adore this and your bag…hmmm might need to buy everything on this post!

  • http://www.lovemavin.com Maggie A

    ..Way to stuff ALL my favorites things into one snack. This would definitely be comfort food for me! :)

    xo
    Maggie A
    LOVEMAVIN/YOUTUBE || LOVEMAVIN/BLOG

  • Emma

    Made some, tastes great, put rest in freezer………come out rock solid???! Help what did I do wrong ??

  • http://heyiris.wordpress.com Iris Zhou

    Ice cream and breakfast together? Well, you’ve just made something that’s really, really cool. (Pun intended!)

  • http://annaleeporter.com aebp53192

    GENIUS!!!!

  • Samantha

    I love this idea and I can’t wait to make it! I’m just wondering why for breakfast and not like dessert or something?

  • http://www.thisisitthough.com Agirl123

    This “ice cream” looks super refreshing! Love the recipe. I do a series called, “The Week’s Healthy Eats,” on my own blog that features similar breakfast ideas. Feel free to check them out (below) and thanks for sharing this one!

    http://thisisitthough.com/tag/the-weeks-healthy-eats/