Coconut milk: A while back I was making something with coconut milk. Only need about a quarter cup. A week or so later, I needed another quarter cup. The milk I had transferred to a container in the fridge was smelly and green. Ugh! Wasted coconut milk. I came up with (what I think) is a brilliant idea. I have a silicone chocolate mold that I use for my #Runergy bars. They hold just a touch over 1 tablespoon. I filled the molds with coconut milk, froze, then stored the cubes in the freezer. Now, I have pre-measured coconut milk whenever I need it!
Bananas: Do you get frustrated when you buy a bunch of bananas and a short time later before you've had time to mix them in your favorite smoothie or eaten them fresh with peanut butter they've gone too brown and you are so tired of banana bread. I mean really, how much banana bread will fit in the freezer? Solution? Buy a dozen bananas. Go ahead a whole dozen. Not the green ones, the ripe ones that no one wants. When you get home, peel, cut into thirds or fourths then wrap in plastic wrap (tightly). Put the dozen wrapped bananas in a gallon sized freezer bag and store in the freezer. Ready for a smoothie? Pull out a frozen banana. Making ice cream with avocados and bananas? Open the freezer and there it is at perfect ripeness.
Fresh fruit: When fruit such as blueberries and strawberries, are in season, buy as many as you can haul home. Get a clean cookie sheet or jelly roll sheet (the one with a short side so they don't fall off). Put your berries on the sheet, no touching, then into the freezer. Once completely frozen (for about 4-6 hours) put in a storage container and keep in the freezer.
Pineapple ice cream:
16 ounces of frozen pineapple (you can buy a whole fresh pineapple and pre-freeze like the tip above)
6 cubes of frozen coconut milk
2 tsp vanilla extract
1/4 c honey or agave
shredded coconut to taste
Put all except the shreds in a food processor and puree on high until smooth. No need to wait until the ice cream freezes, it already is! Garnish with shredded coconut and, if daring, chocolate chips.
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