December 31, 2015

Make Your Dessert Healthy with Hemp Ice Cream

Photo by: Kristine Mahan.

Ice cream is a dessert that is enjoyed by both kids and adults alike.  Over the years, people have come up with all sorts of fun and bizarre flavors.  A new and surprising flavor, hemp, is on the rise. I know what you're thinking.... Hemp?! and Ice Cream?! Together??!! Well, with the rising legality of industrial hemp in the United States, get used to more and more hemp products on the market.  One italian ice cream maker came up with his own hemp ice cream in honor of Bob Marley, however there are still some DIY ways to make hemp ice cream.  Maybe you'll see some of your favorite ice cream brands releasing hemp ice cream in a store near you.

Although hemp ice cream won't have any mind-altering effects there are some health benefits since it contains essential amino acids.  If you're interested in making your very own hemp ice cream, check out some recipe's below!


Here's another recipe provided by Kristine Mahan at Boston University 

Prep time: 4 minutes
Cook time: 1 minute
Total time: 5 minutes

2 frozen bananas (sliced)
1/3 cup almond milk
¼ cup vanilla hemp protein powder
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
½ teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon of spirulina (or a handful of greens will do)
1 tablespoon nut butter