Monday, September 9, 2013

two ingredient (healthier) "ice cream"

So this is some pretty interesting stuff right here, this is definitely something worth trying for anyone who wants to feel less guilty when cheating diets! I amped up this recipe to make it a bit more decadent but it's easily a very healthy treat without my alteration. The texture is amazing, it takes very little time, and it gets rid of those bananas that you have wasting away on the counter.

So what exactly is this stuff? I don't know. Frozen banana mash? It definitely is NOT Ice Cream, but it could fool you if you didn't know any better.

So let's get to it. Let's make this frozen - banana - mash stuff that looks like Ice Cream.

-Ingredients:

  • 4 ripe bananas. (Really it doesnt matter how many, weather its 1 or 20, I suggest at least 2 for one serving)

-Special Equipment:
  • Blender or Food Processor

-Add ins:
  • Nutella
  • Cocoa-Almond Spread
  • Nuts
  • Berries
  • Coco powder

Directions:

1. Get your over-ripe bananas off that counter top and be happy that you aren't gonna toss them in the trash or make some banana bread for the millionth time.
2. Peel them.
3. Slice them into coins/slices. I sliced them about 1/4 in. thick but they could be sliced thinner so they freeze quicker. 
4. Put them in a bowl, tray, plate, or pan. I used a cake pan to keep them cool even after the freezer. 
5. Place them in the freezer for about 1 hour. 
6. After an hour check them, they should be frozen already.
7. Put them in the blender or food processor and blend till it reaches a smooth consistency. 
8. Pour into the pan and freeze for 1 more hour. After an hour it should reach the perfect ice cream consistency.

If you are going to follow my alterations, skip step 8 and go back to step 7. Add in the 2 tbs. cocoa-almond spread (Trader Joes take on Nutella), or Nutella. I also added 2 tbs of  Dark Chocolate cocoa powder. Blend. Pour into pan and freeze 1 hour and 30 minutes. 

Enjoy your frozen banana mash. 

12 comments:

  1. Ooh I've heard of using bananas for this...gotta try this out! Loving all the food posts! :D

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  2. That looks so delicious!
    I am really liking this and all the recipes you have posted!!
    I must try it!

    xxx

    Thia

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  3. coucou!
    I didn't know you where back at blogging!!I'm so glad you are. please cook for me or teach me or something!!I'm lazy when it comes to cooking =)
    but i have to try your recepies.
    like the new look on the blog too. so clean and with lots of space! thanks for the be-lated birthday wishes ;)

    Bea =) hugs!
    beasbeautycloset.blogspot.com

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