There are very few 'original' recipes anymore.
It seems that there are soooo many food blogs and websites out there and with that, sooooo many slight variations of the same dish (and I'm not excluding my own blog here).
Recipes for the 'best chocolate chip cookies' or 'the ultimate burger' or 'the creamiest mac and cheese' abound, but the variations among each can be crucial.
For example, you might be searching for 'the best grain-free chocolate chip cookies with cinnamon and cayenne' or 'the best burger made with turkey and zucchini', or even 'the best vegan mac and cheese made without soy or cashews', and good luck to ya on that last one!
As you can see, recipes can take on a precision that is only emulated in the world of lasers.
I often find myself coming across the same recipes, so the key for me has been finding bloggers or sites that are of 'like taste'.
What does that mean?...well, for me, it simply means that I've tried a recipe (or two or three) from that site or blogger and enjoyed it!
You'd be surprised at the number of recipes I've tried and had some type of difficulty with, be it in execution or final taste. I'm sure many have had similar problems with the recipes I post, and it's not that the recipe is bad, per se, it's just that we all have such varied tastes.
If you're reading this, hopefully it's because you've tried something from my site and enjoyed it!....or you're just here for my biting wit, either way, I'm glad you're reading. 🙂
This recipe started out completely unoriginal, but based on my allergy needs over the years, it has morphed into something I might call semi-original.
It seems the recipes I make out of necessity are the ones that end up my favorites, and this one is no exception.
This started off as a dollop of Greek yogurt, topped with berries and honey. Like I said, not original.
Then, as I started to develop an intolerance to eating too much dairy, it became berries and dairy-free milk topped with honey.
Finally, after I cut back on my sugar intake more, I started substituting in some vanilla and stevia and lowering the honey amount, making it the treat I now love and eat practically every day!
Please enjoy the following video showing you just how to make it.
Ice Berry Milk - Video
- (ALL ROUGH MEASUREMENTS)
- ½ large mug of dairy-free milk
- capfull of vanilla extract (about 1/2-1 teaspoon)
- enough frozen berries to fill the mug
- stevia , to taste, if desired
- raw honey or maple syrup
- Fill mug with milk.
- Add in rest of ingredients and mix until 'slushy'.
- Drizzle the honey over the top.
I don't have exact calorie information on this recipe, as amounts are very subjective.
Have a great weekend!
Love the video! I cant wait to try this
Your Ice Berry Milk looks fabulous, thanks so much for sharing with us at Full Plate Thursday!
This is such a fun treat! I'll be featuring this at Savoring Saturdays linky party later today. Thanks for sharing it with us.
Raia Torn (@RaiaTorn)
I love how simple and delicious this sounds! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Savoring Saturdays, Lauren! I'm going to feature it at this weekend's party. Hope to see you there. 🙂
Yay, thanks so much Raia! 🙂
April J Harris (@apriljharris)
I love how recipes evolve over time, and I really enjoyed reading about this one. Great video too. Your Ice Berry Milk looks and sounds delicious as well as super healthy! Pinned and stumbled. Thank you for bringing it to the Hearth and Soul Hop.
Ice berry milk looks delicious thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop. pinning and tweeting.
I've eaten this several times this week - once with almond milk and once with kefir. So yum with an extra sprinkle of cinnamon. Seriously - even if you think the recipe has "already been done" - I love seeing the little twists everyone adds and I think its so cute to read about how you make life easier for your girls and their allergies.
Have a great week!
Thank you, I'm so happy you're enjoying it! 🙂
Love the video! Great recipe too! I know what you mean about recipes not always working out. I remember the first time I tried a recipe after my absolute fav vegan blogger (Ms. Kathy Palatsky), the recipe did not turn out all. I was super bummed, but didn't let it deter me, which is good because every single every recipe I have tried since have been nothing short of amazing =)
I have tried a few of your recipes and they have all worked out great =D I'm sure this one will be too!
ps. Thanks for sharing at HVF - I'm pinning & sharing =)
Love your video! This looks awesome. Thanks for linking up!
This looks SO GOOD! Don't judge but it actually reminds me of this drink I used to make when I was younger called "nuts and berries" it is a mix of frangelico and chamboard and I can imagine this is what yours tastes like, especially if you use a nut milk! Pinning for later so I can give it a try 🙂
Haha, no judgment at all! I hope you like this version if you try it! 🙂
This looks amazing! I love the video, it was good to see how you make it. I'm looking forward to trying this healthy treat! Pinned & Tweeted 🙂
I'm here for both reasons 🙂
Haha, thanks Laura!
Sammi @ Grounded & Surrounded
I remember seeing this on your IG a while ago! So glad you have it on your blog now 🙂 It has been in the back of my mind to try. Thanks for the reminder that it needs to be in my life! Blessings to you!!