Monday, June 13, 2011

Banana "ice cream"

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My son decided to put a whole bunch of bananas in the freezer. With the peels on. I didn't want to let them thaw out totally to peel them because they would be completely mushy. So, I let them sit on the counter for about 10 minutes and took the top layer off with my hands and then used a knife to peel the rest. Anyway, if you are going to freeze bananas on purpose, you should peel them first. :)
I didn't want the bananas to go to waste, and while thawing them out and making banana bread is a good idea, I wanted something different. I had remembered seeing an idea for making banana ice cream in the blender so, I decided to try my own version of that. The results were very yummy. Here's what I did...

Put 3 frozen, peeled bananas in a blender. If they are sliced, even better.
Add a splash of coconut milk (approx. 1/8 of a cup or more, depending)
blend away.

This works best if you have a fairly powerful blender. My blender has a "snow" setting so, it crushes ice and frozen fruit very well. You may have to stop your blender and stir a little bit in between. Add more coconut milk until the consistency is to your liking. It should be almost like a soft-serve ice cream consistency.

There you have it. Quick, easy, sugar free, dairy free, gluten-free...and yummy!!
Give it a try and let me know if you do!!

*This post is linked to Pennywise Platter over at The Nourishing Gourmet!


Sara Shoemaker said...

ok banana flavored ANything is my favorite. Hello Yum! this sounds so delish I may have to try it!

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Ashley said...

I make this a lot and just love it! It tastes great with cinnamon and nutmeg too.