Ice Cream tends to be not all that good for us, but here is a simple, homemade "ice cream" that actually is good for us- and tasty too! Bananas are delicious, low GI (52), a good source of potassium, fibre and vitamin B6. And this frozen treat is all banana!
I was rather sceptical when I saw this on blogs all over the blogosphere (the most excellent example being here). I generally don't like the texture of mushy bananas, so wasn't sure how I was going to like this. And it looked too easy. Turns out it is very easy. And very delicious.
The only thing I would add is that frozen whole bananas are VERY difficult to peel, and so I will trial freezing peeled bananas instead- it has to be easier.
Banana Ice Cream
Makes 3 modest servings
2 frozen bananas, peeled, chopped in chunks
Pop frozen banana chunks into your handy food processor
and whizz for a few minutes, until texture becomes creamy.
Add flavourings as you wish. Tonight I trialled nutmeg which was good. I recently learned that ingestion of large amounts of nutmeg can cause psychosis! So, naturally was keen to try it out on the family......
Mr Adventures was a bit reluctant in his praise for this new confection, but is willing to keep eating it, and Master Adventures ate his share without complaint (which is about all any parent can hope for I suspect, he is allegedly going through a not liking bananas phase, when we all know he has loved them since he was a baby). Neither complained of hallucinations, and sadly mine don't appear to have started as yet.
Tomorrow I'm going to try banana cinnamon ice cream. I'm also thinking about adding medjool date or honey or maybe my gingerbread spice. The possibilities are endless I'm sure. I know that I should be a good blogger and try some more variations before posting, but well, I just can't wait. It's delicious, please give it a go.