Quick and Easy “Ice Cream” with Frozen Bananas
This was a delicious experiment back in August, but I think the experimenting will continue – I can see lots of fun variations on this theme. It’s really surprising how well pureed frozen bananas can mimic the creamy texture of ice cream.
Make no mistake, though – although this is significantly healthier than ice cream, it’s not like it’s calorie-free or even super low on calories. That’s the trouble with tasty foods, they actually have calories. Yeah, yeah, fruit, vegetables, celery, negative calories, bla bla bla. I hear you, but you sound like Charlie Brown’s teacher.
Anyway, this is also a great use of extra bananas, so it also suits our general waste not, want not philosophy.
“Chunky Monkey” Faux Ice Cream
- 3 ripe (but not overripe) bananas
- 1/4 cup walnuts or pecans or even almonds
- Large handful of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 – 3 TBSP Nutella or peanut butter
Add in the Nutella or peanut butter. This is allegedly an optional ingredient, but I don’t want to know you if you can resist the impulse to add Nutella to things. Stir until well-blended and eat up. If you want to save some of the “ice cream” or serve it later, store it in the freezer.