Hi friends! I just need to share what happened during the photographing of these bars before we get into the delicious details of it all. So I set it all up, you know, making it look super great and everything. Lets all remember that these are ice cream bars, so obviously they're going to melt fairly quickly, which means I was kind of pressed for time. Anyways, so it's all set up and ready to roll when I realized that I needed my camera. I ran, literally, to get it and slipped on the floor. I was wearing socks which is a very rare thing and blame them for my very ungraceful fall on the living room floor. After gathering myself up and making sure all limbs were still attached (and laughing at myself too) I grabbed the camera and headed back to the ice cream. I went to snap my first shot to realize that my memory card was full. UGH. I didn't have another one on hand so I frantically erased a bunch of photos on the camera. Then finally got to have my little photo shoot. Ice cream challenge of the afternoon. Thank god it's not summer (who would have thought that I'd ever say that?!?!) because I'm sure they would have been a complete disaster by the time I could compose myself enough to share 'em with you guys.
But they're here and all is well. So let's talk about the flavors in these decadent bars. The bottom is just a simple (and by simple I mean 2 ingredients!) crust to make it easier to hold/eat/enjoy. It's soft and chewy and nut and date combo which we all know is always a good idea. You'll probably have a little bit of extra crust, but i figured you'd need something to snack on while waiting for the bars to be ready. You're welcome. To top off that crust you have the ice cream, which is just a combination of three ingredients! Mmm. They have a banana base. I love using bananas for "ice cream." Nothing easier than throwing some frozen bananas into the blender and getting a mock soft serve ice cream. Kind of want some right now since I'm talking about it. Back to the bars though. So when putting together the crust and ice cream you get a delicious dessert. Actually you can eat this for a meal if you really wanted. I mean, why not!?
Blueberry Ice Cream Bars
1 cup dates
1/2 cup almonds
Blend together ingredients in food processor or blender. Press down into bottom of parchment paper lined pan. I used two mini pans; 6"x3.5" each. Set aside.
2 frozen bananas
1/2 cup almond milk
1 cup blueberries
Blend together bananas and almond milk. Once consistency is smooth; stir in blueberries. Pour ice cream into pans. Place in freezer for at least 4 hours.
Remove from freezer 10 minutes before serving to soften. Cut into slices. Serve, enjoy!
Store in freezer.