Using Your Keurig in the Summer: Raspberry Sweet Iced Tea and a Guilt-Free Frozen Banana Ice Cream

Mocha Peanut Butter Frozen Banana Ice Cream

I L-O-V-E my Keurig.  It’s the one Kitchen Appliance that I simply could not live without.  It’s what I would take with me to a deserted island and what I almost packed for our vacation [and what I’ll totally pack next time because I missed it that much].  But just in case you thought Keurig’s were only good for a hot cup of coffee – think again!  Today I’m sharing two fabulous ways that you can enjoy your Keurig in the hot, Summer months – with a delicious guilt-free Mocha Peanut Butter Frozen Banana Ice Cream recipe AND the fact that you’re always only 30 seconds away from sipping a cool, refreshing Raspberry Sweet Iced Tea!

Brew Over Ice Raspberry Sweet Tea

One reason that I love my Keurig so much is that I can make anyone in the family a drink that they want – hubby likes De-Caf in the afternoons, the girls enjoy a cool glass of Lemonade [yep, Lemonade from the Keurig!], and I do enjoy my Sweet Tea!  I love being able to pop in a Brew Over Ice Snapple  K-Cup and being only 30 seconds away from enjoying an Iced Tea in the afternoon!

Although some coffee makers may not see as much action in the hot Summer months, ours does because of the great K-Cups that are intended to Brew Over Ice.

I was so excited to see the Raspberry flavored Iced Tea from Snapple.  It’s one of my favorite flavorings for Tea and I’m used to enjoying it at a local cafe so when I realized I could have my own cup whenever I wanted, well, I was golden!

30 Seconds Brew Over Ice Tea

When you’re ready to enjoy that crisp, cool glass of Iced Tea, you simply [1] Put in a Brew Over Ice K-Cup; [2] Fill a plastic [never, ever use a glass cup to brew over ice] tumbler with ice; and [3] Choose the 60z or 8oz cup size for the best brewing taste!  You don’t have to worry about your ice watering down the tea, the Brew Over Ice K-Cups are specially formulated for brewing over ice.

Of course, I decided to pour my Snapple Raspberry Sweet Iced Tea over fruit infused Ice Cubes and enjoyed drinking it out of a mason jar – like any Southern Belle normally does!

Raspberry Sweet Tea Brew Over Ice

As if a glass of delicious Iced Tea wasn’t enough – I had to take my Keurig addiction one step further and use the Brew Over Ice Coffee in a fun, new recipe for our family.

Ice Cream from Frozen Bananas Brew Over Ice

As some of you may know, Sophia was diagnosed with a dairy allergy this January, so I’m constantly looking for alternatives that are safe for her and when I started seeing Frozen Banana Ice Cream recipes floating around Pinterest – I knew I had to try one!  Rob absolutely did not believe that frozen bananas could make ice cream – not until he tried it himself and now he’s a BIG fan and I bet your family will be too!

You can make Frozen Banana Ice Cream as simple or complex as you want – trying different ingredients and flavors.

Ice Cream Ingredients

I’m a huge sucker for Coffee-flavored Ice Cream and since the Brew Over Ice French Vanilla Iced Coffee already had a bit of sweetener and flavoring in it, I thought it would be the perfect addition to some cocoa powder and peanut butter!

Secret Ingredients Mocha Frozen Banana Ice Cream

There are definitely 2 not-so-secret ingredients to this guilt-free Ice Cream – frozen banana chunks and Brew Over Ice Coffee [once again, brewed in a plastic tumbler – not glass]!  Once your bananas medallions have been sliced, place them in the freezer for about 3 hours and then pulse until they’re smooth and creamy in your Food Processor or high-powered blender.  I promise – they WILL become the texture of ice cream – it’s AMAZING.

Yields 3

Mocha Peanut Butter Frozen Banana Ice Cream
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  • 3 Bananas
  • 2 tbsp Peanut Butter
  • 1 tbsp Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tbsp Brew Over Ice French Vanilla Coffee


  1. Slice your bananas in to small medallions and freeze for about 3 hours.
  2. Once frozen, place bananas into food processor or blender and pulse until the texture is smooth and creamy [just like ice cream].
  3. Add in Peanut Butter, Cocoa Powder, and Brew Over Ice Coffee and pulse a few more times to blend.
  4. If you like smooth, soft, and creamy ice cream - it will be the perfect texture for you! If you like your ice cream a little more stiff, return to the freezer for about 30 minutes... then enjoy this guilt-free delicious frozen treat!
Recipe Type: Frozen Dessert

The possibilities really are endless with the varieties of Brew Over Ice K-Cups available!

How will you enjoy the Brew Over Ice Drinks this Summer?

  1. Yummo!! That ice cream sounds amazing!! My hubbys uncle got a yonana for Christmas and we made "ice cream" with it and it was fantastic!! We think everyone should have one!! Such a healthier way t eat it! It basically does what you did with yours ;)
  2. I know other ppl who are in love with their Keurig. Even though it is cold out, I still like making my own frozen treats - this sounds wonderful, maybe a good enough reason to get a Keurig!
  3. Thank you SO MUCH. I have heard about the frozen banana ice cream thing but thought I needed a special gadget to do it. My husband has given up sugar, but ice cream is his favorite. This is something I can make him as a treat. Thanks again, I'm doing this!!
  4. This post makes me want a Keurig more than ever! I just love the idea of being able to make one serving at a time. And I love that you can use it for cool beverage in addition to warm ones. I NEVER would have thought to use it for ice cream!!
  5. This recipe looks so easy and yummy! My daughter has a peanut allergy, but with WOWButter tasting a lot like peanut butter I think it would work as a substitute! Thanks :)
  6. I think I must be the only person in the world who doesn't have a Keurig... My husband and I brew 2 12 cup pots and keep it in the fridge for iced coffee. It lasts 3 days. We drink a lot of coffee...
  7. Okay, it's been decided, I MUST get a Keurig! I've been itching to get one and a friend of mine even bought me some reusable k-cups - just no Keurig to use them with! :( I've already told hubs, next time we buy a coffee maker, it will be a Keurig!
  8. I have been wanting one of those for a while but we live in Mexico and I am not sure about the availability of flavors... Sounds like a yummy recipe!
  9. I REALLY love this. My daughter has a dairy allergy and my son has an intolerance. Plus, I love how simple it is and how few ingredients. Also, raspberry iced tea is my fave! Wonder if this'll convince the hubby we need a Keurig? ;-)
  10. I am in awe that you made that in a blender with so few ingredients, I am trying this for sure, it has all my favorite ingredients! #Client

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