I love ice cream. My favourite flavours are vanilla (has to include real vanilla beans), chocolate, and anything with peanut butter . So when I saw this recipe online I really did think “Um no. That is NOT ice cream”, but trust me this is delicious so don’t knock it till you try it!The conventional way to make ice cream can be time consuming and even require a ice cream maker, but this little recipe only requires 1 main ingredient (or more if you add milk and toppings!) and a blender or mixer.
Bananas – over-ripe is better for added sweetness but not too mushy.
Milk – This is optional. You could also use Soy Milk too
Peel some over-ripe bananas – just make sure they are not too mushy otherwise you will lose some of that banana flavour.
Chop into pieces that will fit in your food processor or blender.
Pop them in the freezer for at least an hour. Make sure they are frozen HARD and then put the frozen pieces in your food processor.
Pulse a few times to break up the big pieces. Hold on tight, it will rock a bit when the blades catch on the big chunks.
At first it will look chunky and granular. If you’re super-impatient, add a splash of milk to hurry the process along. But you don’t really need it. Just keep scraping down the sides and processing and it will suddenty get all creamy and smooth.
Once it’s got the consistency of soft-serve, grab a bowl and EAT!!!!
There are so many things you can add to this such as:
- Chopped walnuts or toasted almonds
- Chocolate chips
- A touch of honey or agave syrup for added sweetness
- Chopped strawberries
- For a chocolate flavour – use this base and add in cacoa powder, vanilla and agave syrup
- Try sprinkling a little cinnamon and nutmeg on top
- Add some dessicated coconut while blending
- Fold through some room temperature peanut butter (if you are that way inclined – yes that is for me!)
- Melt down some chocolate and pour over the top if you are feeling indulgent
This can also be frozen again, but when refrozen you will have trouble scooping it out, so maybe freeze in individual serving sizes. You can always allow it to stand at room temperature until you can no longer stand to watch it defrost and then EAT!!!!!!
What do you think? EASY right! If you always knew about this little recipe I would love to know what other extras you add in!
I found this via cooklikeyourgrandmother.com but I am sure this recipe has been around forever!