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 1 ingredient 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!
Here’s how you do it:
First, peel some ripe bananas, and place them into a storage container. Next, 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 ice 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. No one needs that much pressure in their life. 😉
So just cut the banana into small-ish pieces and freeze them.
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. We have used this method too, and it works very well.
If you have difficulty getting the bananas to blend, 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 thinner your ice cream will be.
And you are DONE and ready to eat your fantastic treat. Woohoo!!!
You may choose to enjoy the deliciousness immediately or freeze it for later. The Ice Cream will get firmer the longer it remains in the freezer, so you may need to set it out of the freezer a bit ahead of time to scoop it more easily.
Now in our home, this ice cream doesn’t usually last long enough to make it to the freezer. So when it’s ready we LOVE to immediately stir 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 easily incorporate them into your ice cream. The food processor makes this step super simple!
Here are some tasty optional add-ins:
- 1-2 Tablespoons Nut Butter of your choice (Tip: Alway look for unnecessary ingredients that might be lurking on the nut butter label)
- Cacao Nibs
- 1/2 teaspoon Pure Vanilla Extract or Vanilla Bean Powder
- 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:Print
Simple, delicious, and great for your health, this is one fantastic treat you can enjoy without feeling any guilt. 😉
- 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.
Tip: The more add-ins, the less and less you will taste the base flavor of banana.
So go ahead. What are you waiting for? Get those bananas into the freezer and soon you’ll discover your favorite flavors too.
We know that just like our family, you will be saying…
“Eat your heart out, Marble Slab!” 😉
PS. While you’re here, hop on over and grab our favorite Single Serve Banana Bread Recipe. You’ll not only score another healthy and delicious recipe, you’ll also get a sneak peek straight into our family kitchen escapades!
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