Do your bananas go “bad” way too often?
If so, then I have great news for you! There is a fantastic way to use those bananas that may be getting just a bit too ripe. After finding this recipe, I think you’ll agree that the bananas on your counter should never suffer the fate of the garbage can again.
Today, we are going to introduce you to one of our favorite family treats! Oh, and did I mention that it’s one of those incredible treats you can enjoy each and every day, without ever feeling one bit guilty?
And who WOULDN’T want to enjoy dessert every day!?
So, if you’re looking for a great dessert that will help you to get rid of your craving for “cheat days,” then look no further! This one really is a NICE option! 😉
And guess what! If you are able to peel and freeze a banana, you pretty much have this recipe in the bag!
Lol! Sorry…I just couldn’t resist!
So let’s get started. First, peel some ripe bananas, and stick them into a storage container, then place that container into your freezer. Use as many bananas as you want. The more bananas you freeze, the more nice cream you’ll be enjoying very soon!
If you don’t have a high speed blender, you may want to cut the banana into 1″ chunks before freezing. This will make it simpler to blend them when you make your nice cream. But please hear me, this part isn’t rocket science, so you don’t need to measure the pieces with a ruler or anything like that. HA!
Simply cut the banana into small-ish pieces and freeze. 😉
After the bananas are completely frozen, toss them into your high speed blender or food processor. I use our amazing juicer, which has an ice cream/sorbet attachment (coming to our Website Resources Page soon), so if your juicer has that options, by all means use it!
If you are using your blender or food processor, process the bananas, stop to scrape down the sides of the container, then continue this process until it reaches a soft-serve consistency.
If you have difficulty blending them, you may add a SMALL bit of nut milk. But don’t give up too soon, because you will probably find that you don’t need to add any milk at all. The more milk you add, the less thick your ice cream will be.
And you are DONE. Woohoo!!!
You may enjoy the deliciousness immediately or choose to freeze it. The Nice Cream will get firmer in the freezer the longer it’s in there, so you may need to set it out of the freezer a bit ahead of time to scoop it.
Now in our home, nice cream doesn’t usually last long enough to make it to the freezer. So at this point, we LOVE stirring in our favorite additions.
If you are using a food processor, you may want to add some of these items to the nice cream after it has reached soft serve consistency, then quickly blend to incorporate them into your nice cream. The food processor makes this step super simple!
Here are some delicious options:
- 1-2 Tablespoons Nut Butter of your choice (watch those extra ingredients on the label)
- Cacao Nibs
- 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Beans
- 1 Pinch Himalayan Pink Salt
- 1 Tablespoon Raw Cacao Powder
- 1/3 Cup Fresh Tropical Fruits of your choice (mango, papaya, coconut, pinaapple)
- 1 drop of Pure Organic Peppermint Oil
- 1/3 Cup of Berries (strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, etc)
- Pecans Pieces or your other favorite Nuts of choice
- 1 Tablespoon Matcha Powder
Choose your favorite combo of these add-ins and mix away. You’ll want to start with less, because you can always add more.
Go ahead…use your imagination!
The possibilities are almost endless!
So there you have it. Easy peasy and super delicious! But I just can’t bring this post to a close without giving your one of our favorite combos:
Chocolate Peanut Butter Surprise
- 6 Frozen Bananas
- 2 Tablespoons Natural Peanut Butter
- 1 Pinch Himalayan Pink Salt
- 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract
- 2 Tablespoons Raw Cacao Powder
- 1 Tablespoon Carob Powder
- Stir in: 3 Tablespoons Cacao Nibs and 1/4 cup chopped pecans
Cut bananas into small pieces and freeze. Once frozen, place the pieces into your food processor. Blend, open lid and scrape the banana down, and blend again. Continue this process until the nice cream reaches a soft serve consistency. Add in peanut butter, pink salt, vanilla, cacao powder, and carob powder and blend until well incorporated. Stir in cacao nibs and pecans.
One last tip:
The more add-in, the less and less you taste the base flavor of banana.
So go ahead, what are you waiting for? Get those bananas into the freezer and soon you will discover your favorite flavors too.
We know that just like our family, you’ll be saying:
“Eat your heart out, Marble Slab!” 😉