Chaga Ice Cream

Chaga Ice Cream 2
This is how Chaga Ice Cream scoops the second day. Photo by M.C.

Chaga Ice Cream is the most amazing ice cream you will ever eat. I found the recipe on Medical Medium.

Bananas, coconut milk, and spices are the most decadent and guilt-free dessert you will ever taste. It’s better than store bought. I wouldn’t leave out the cardamom because it leaves a sweet taste on the mouth. And it’s good for you.

A few vitamins and minerals chaga mushrooms have are B-complex, vitamin D, zinc, and iron. It helps reduce inflammation, cleanses the liver, and regulates the immune system.

I found chaga powder easily in my health food store. For four ounces, I paid $41 dollars. I make tea with half a teaspoon with my lunch and I’ve had it for a month or so. If you can’t afford chaga make the recipe without it. You are still getting benefits from the other ingredients. And there’s no sugar added!

Chaga Ice Cream
3 large bananas, sliced and frozen
1/2 cup unsweetened coconut milk
1-2 tsp chaga mushroom powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp ground cardamom (optional)
1 tsp alcohol-free vanilla extract

For serving:
1 tbsp chopped walnuts or pecans (optional)

I used my Vitamix to blend the bananas, coconut milk, chaga powder, cinnamon, cardamom, and alcohol-free vanilla extract, but you can use a food processor and mix until the ingredients are creamy. I didn’t need to add anymore coconut milk. I freeze it for about an hour in a glass container with a plastic lid. It scoops out beautifully the first day and makes about six scoops. I can only eat one scoop a day because it is rich. It stays in the freezer fine for about four or five days. So share it!

Food for thought:
In the past five weeks, over twenty-six million Americans lost their jobs. I’m seeing new homeless. I saw a small burger shack empty with a For Sale sign in the window. Another time I had to do some “essential” shopping and the store owner was so thankful we visited. He had to let go of his employees because unemployment would pay them more. I will leave you with a Letter from President Donald J. Trump on Emergency Determination Under the Stafford Act which sounds like he gave up a lot of authority to the CDC and FEMA on March 13, 2020. Pray.

“So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert, and self-controlled. (The NIV Study Bible, I Thessalonians 5:6)

Recipe from blog of melissacrismon.com

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