Grandma’s Banana Bread

This banana bread recipe was my grandma’s. My mom still has a copy of the recipe that my grandma wrote on a card for her. It’s a small card, with cramped writing, spotted with years of batter droplets. It’s the best. And I love it. And it smells like home and family and bananas and bread and sweet and yummy.. and so I’m telling you about it. Turns out, you can make it in the Bullet with the blender attachment. […]

Peanut Butter Banana Trifle

This peanut butter banana trifle dessert is so fast and easy to make, and incredibly delicious! You can make it in one large trifle dish or in four miniature trifle dishes. All you need to make these tasty little trifles is a box of instant vanilla pudding, milk, peanut butter sandwich cookies, peanuts and bananas. The Magic Bullet will whip up the pudding in no time and then you just need to add everything to the trifle bowls. No need […]

Mini Chocolate Cheesecakes

One of my good friends has a “specialty dessert,” and I get so excited every time she makes them: mini cheesecakes! I have always wanted to try making them in a chocolate version and finally created a delicious mini chocolate cheesecake recipe using my Magic Bullet. The ganache layer on top is optional, especially if chocolate cheesecake is already rich enough for you, but I love including it when I make these. I can’t get enough chocolate! Leave them plain, or […]

Fudge Popsicles

Do you remember loving fudge popsicles during those hot summer days as a kid? Or was it only me? Either way, you are going to love how easy and delicious this fudge popsicle recipe is to make at home with the Magic Bullet. No need to make a mess with melting chocolate, this recipe only requires cocoa powder for a rich, fudgy taste. Only natural ingredients here and no preservatives or artificial colorings. The hardest part is waiting for them […]

So Let’s Make Ice Cream!

Did you know how easy it is to make ice cream? Yes, we’re serious. Freeze a banana. Blend it in your Magic Bullet. Presto. Add chocolate chips, a tablespoon of peanut butter, even fresh mint leaves for all the classic ice cream flavors. Plus it’s healthy. What could be better?

Light Cheesecake Dip

This low-fat cheesecake dip is a great party appetizer or addition to the dessert spread. It is made of light cream cheese, sugar, milk (to create more of a dip consistency), lemon, vanilla and graham cracker crumbs. It tastes just like cheesecake, but as a dip! Try it with graham crackers and fresh fruit, like strawberries or raspberries. I like to use this dip as an alternative for a heavy baked cheesecake when I (or my guests) are more in the mood […]

Coconut Whipped Cream

Who doesn’t love whipped cream with strawberries? Add coconut into the mix (anything with “coconut” in front of it is a winner in my book), and you’ve got yourself a fun and tasty recipe that’s guaranteed to be a hit at any party or evening in. Homemade whipped cream also allows you the ability to regulate the amount of whipped cream you make – so often I’m forced to throw out a store-bought container after discovering the expired leftovers three […]

Grapefruit Sorbet

I am always looking for healthy dessert alternatives and the other day I made this grapefruit sorbet with a little sugar and lemon juice. It is really easy to make and you don’t need an ice cream maker. You can skip the sugar of course, but, as you know, grapefruits are on the bitter side without adding the additional sugar. I like to top these with fresh mint leaves to introduce a new, refreshing flavor to this dessert. A fun […]

Avocado Brownies

I was always scared of trying to make avocado brownies, because brownies are one of my favorite desserts and the thought of making them healthier did not sound very good! I bought way too many avocados that all became ripe at once, so after a few bowls of guacamole, I decided it was time to get adventurous. You might be surprised to know that you cannot taste the avocados at all in these brownies – they simply add to the […]

Gingersnap Cookies

1962… It was the year of the Cuban Missile Crisis, the birth of Jim Carrey, and Western Samoa’s independence (congratulations!). It was also the year that these gingersnaps were born, in the Better Homes & Garden cookbook. They’re still really good: soft and buttery like air, with a pleasantly warming spice flavor. Spooooooky! (Ten points for you if you get that reference.) If this recipe is retro, it’s retro in a good way, requiring only pantry ingredients that are inexpensive […]