Monkeying Around with Frozen BananasPosted: March 20, 2012
Here’s something crazy. Crazy, I tell you! Did you know you can make ice cream with only ONE ingredient? And that one ingredient might just blow your mind:
Frozen bananas. See, totally crazy.
But it’s true. I think a lot of people have probably seen this recipe, especially those who read a lot of food blogs, but I didn’t really believe it worked until I tried it myself. You can make a creamy dessert that so closely resembles ice cream, you’ll swear it’s made with milk and cream and sugar. But it’s just a few ripe bananas, frozen and then whipped up in a blender. I added a little bit of peanut butter to give it some extra flavor. I think a drizzle of honey would be pretty tasty. Or even some pieces of strawberries mixed in. You can monkey around and add in whatever you like.
Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream
– 4 ripe bananas
– 2 teaspoons of smooth peanut butter
Peel and slice the bananas, and place on a small non-stick baking sheet. Freeze for 1 to 2 hours. Put the frozen banana slices in a food processor or blender, and puree until smooth and creamy. (If you’re having a hard time getting it smooth, just add a tiny splash of milk.) Spoon the banana ice cream into a bowl and stir in the peanut butter. Eat right away for soft ice cream, or put into a freezer-proof container and freeze for a few more hours for hard ice cream.