Anyone get a little bit of anxiety when all the stores start putting out Fall and even Christmas decor out? It's like they're rushing me and I am not at all ready for the abrupt changes. I like to enjoy each of the seasons but nevertheless we have to get ready for these upcoming holidays and I am starting off with Halloween. Here in Houston, it is rare that we get a significant seasonal change until December so our treats are a little different than those who get to enjoy all 4 seasons.
Introducing Halloween "Naughty & Nice Cream Bowls". Halloween will probably still be a bit toasty and you want to cool off this treat. The trend has been these nice cream bowls so I had to turn it for Halloween with a bit more moody colors for the adults and fun and playful for the kids.
Learn how to recreate your own and I can guarantee these are just as tasty (and somewhat healthy) as they look! Be warned, these aren't ice cream bowls so the extra sweet flavor you are expecting isn't here but you can make it as sweet as you like with the fun toppings & mix ins.
Ingredients: 2 Cups Frozen Banana, 1/2 cup of coconut water, 1 cup of frozen orange mix mango, peaches, and papaya, 1 cup of frozen green (select your favorite green fruit...I went with kiwi). 1 teaspoon of Spirulina Powder, 1 teaspoon of Turmeric Powder. Toppings - fresh fruit, cocoa powder, cinnamon, waffle cone crumble, marshmallows, chocolate pieces...whatever you like!
Step by Step:
1. Start with a base of 1/2 cup of frozen bananas and your choice of either 1/2 cup of orange or green fruit mix.
2. Add corresponding powder (turmeric or spirulina) - 1 teaspoon
3. Add 1/4 cup of coconut water
4. **Optional** If you'd like some sweetness, you can add 1 teaspoon of simple syrup
5. Blend until smooth and thick
6. Scoop and smooth mixture into a small bowl
7. Top and decorate to your liking
I went with a Halloween and moody theme and created a vibrant geode themed bowl and a jack-o-lantern. I created black "icing" by mixing black food coloring with frozen bananas and coconut water. Texture should be the consistency of icing.