Have you ever heard of a blizzard cleanse? Yeah, didn’t think so. That’s because it doesn’t exist. I sure do wish it did exist, though. It would be great if blizzards were good for you. Don’t you think? Well… they can be, if you know where to look.
You’ve definitely come to the right place.
The trick to making a great homemade blizzard is the soaked cashews. I know that thanks to the inspiration provided by Minimalist Baker.
This blizzard is incredibly creamy. I mean, really, I’ve never eaten anything this creamy in my entire life. Ice cream lovers are really gonna love this one. It’s definitely a MUST TRY recipe!
I have to be honest; I haven’t had a lot of blizzards in my life. I have had a few, though, and there’s no doubt they taste amazing. The not-so-amazing thing about blizzards is the stomach ache that comes with them. It’s inevitable when you eat more than a cup of sugar in one serving. Yuck!
This flavor combo is outstanding. It combines all of my favorite things:
coconut whipped cream
This incredible blizzard is:
just like ice cream
VEGAN (yeah, really!)
kinda like a pie in blizzard form
- ¼ cup raw unsalted cashews, soaked in room temperature water at least 4 hours or overnight
- ⅓ cup full-fat coconut milk, refrigerated overnight
- 3 medjool dates, pitted (the softer the better)
- 2 medium ripe bananas, sliced and divided
- 3 Tablespoons unsweetened almond milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 2 Tablespoons creamy natural peanut butter
- 2 sheets honey graham crackers
- optional toppings: coconut whipped cream, mini dark chocolate chips
- Four hours or the night before, soak cashews in room temperature water and refrigerate coconut milk.
- Add all ingredients, except peanut butter and graham crackers to high speed blender in this order: dates, soaked cashews, 1 banana, coconut milk (scoop the cream off of the top), almond milk, and vanilla extract.
- Blend on high until all ingredients are combined and blizzard looks smooth.
- Prepare 2 medium glasses.
- Add peanut butter and blend to combine.
- Slice remaining banana and break graham crackers into medium pieces.
- Layer blizzard with banana and graham cracker pieces until both glasses are full.
- If desired, prepare toppings.
- Serve cold. Eat out of glass with a small spoon.
*The blizzard is too thick to drink with a straw.
* The picture displays 2 servings in one glass.
* This recipe was inspired by Minimalist Baker's banana cream pie blizzards.