We’ve all been there. On the counter. In the fruit basket. On top of the fridge.
Spotted bananas staring at you. You try to ignore them, but no. They keep haunting you. Sometimes it seems like we can never eat bananas fast enough. They always turn brown and beg us to make them into some sort of banana bread..or banana cookies..or better yet, use them in an ice-cream.
The last time this happened to me. I had one bunch of cheetah spotted bananas.. I had to put them to good use. So I froze them.
Then, I food processed them and it turned into the creamy goodness pictured above. Heres the chemistry: If you freeze a banana until solid, then whiz it up in a blender or food processor, it gets creamy and a little gooey, just like custard ice cream.
Ice cream sure has come a long way. From being prepared with a base of dairy, sugar and egg yolks to a now delicious raw vegan ice cream from just one ingredient?
So what do we need for the recipe?
Ingredients: (1 serving)
- 2 chopped up frozen bananas
..And we’re done. The recipe is so simple, I wasn’t even going to put the above ingredient list. All you have to do is peel and freeze ripe bananas, then blend them in a food processor. After processing..
And pressing down with a spatula..
You’ll end up with a sweet, gooey, creamy, frozen dessert that looks something like this…
This one ingredient banana ice cream is great by itself, but once you have this base, the possibilities are endless.
Why not throw in a few more ingredients for different flavours.
- Baklava: 1 Serving of banana ice cream + handful of walnuts & pistashios + raw honey + cinnamon
- Pitashio: 1 Serving of banana ice cream + handful of pistashios + 1/2 Cup of dates + 1 Tsp of Moringa for colour and nutrients
- Monkey Business: 1 Serving of banana ice cream + 2 tsp of raw cacao + 1 Tbs of organic peanut butter
- Baobab surprise: 1 Serving of banana ice cream + 1/2 lemon + 1 tsp of baobab
Are there any banana dislikers here? Try substituting banana with frozen mango, frozen berries or frozen pear.
So there you have it. Banana icecream 101 + some bonus recipes
What’s your favourite banana ice-cream combo? Comment down below!
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