Recently I've been trying to eliminate dairy from my diet (temporarily) because of MSPI. After watching the other four members of my family indulge in ice cream for dessert, I resolved to find something I could enjoy alongside them. The frozen chocolate-covered bananas that I used to order at Swensen's Ice Cream shop in Thailand were becoming quite an unfulfilled craving. How I wish Dairy Queen would carry them! But recently I found a bite-sized dairy-free version at Trader Joe's (imported from Thailand no less!). So I splurged and bought this box:
Then I made a more budget-friendly version at home, with the following results:
To make about 8 ounces of banana bites costs less than a dollar, versus $1.99 for the store-bought version. While the Ghiradhelli dark chocolate chips I melted are not entirely dairy-free (since they contain milk fat), vegan chocolate chips cost twice as much. Hopefully our fourth child will not notice any small trace of milk.
For more dairy-free ideas, I also have a list of 7 Surprisingly Good Ice Cream Alternatives.