“Ice Cream”

17 Jan

It’s the new year and I know a lot of people are probably on a health kick to start the year off right.  However, I think that every good meal should end with some sort of dessert.  Unfortunately this philosophy can be challenging when I’m trying to be healthy, so I’ve had to get a little more creative.  Three of my favorite things to eat are peanut butter, bananas and honey.  I’ll often make myself a little sandwich with these ingredients.  And, at this restaurant in Dallas called Purple Cow, I like to order a peanut butter and banana milkshake.  Mmmmm…

Ok, I got sidetracked momentarily, but back to being healthy.  So, keeping with this banana, honey and peanut butter thing, I made some “ice cream”.  Here’s what you need:

  • 2 ripe bananas, frozen and cut into one-inch pieces
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (or more if you’re like me)
  • 1 tablespoon of peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of milk

So, the one part of this recipe that stinks is that you have to plan ahead.  You have to cut your bananas up and put them in the freezer.  But, it’s so worth it, so just do it.  Then, when they’re nice and frozen throw them into your food processor:

Mix those around for a while until you get something that I think looks like Dippin’ Dots:

Don’t worry, I promise it will start to look like real ice cream soon.  Then, add the remaining ingredients:

Then, mix it around some more until you get something so deliciously rich and creamy you’ll swear you’re eating ice cream:

The great thing about this recipe, is that you can add anything you want.   Try some chocolate chips, or anything else that you like with your bananas.  Enjoy!

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13 Responses to ““Ice Cream””

  1. Cathleya 01/17/2011 at 8:17 pm #

    Oh my god, just bookmarked this. I love frozen bananas…the thought of actually turning them into “ice cream” never occurred to me. SO awesome!

  2. Kira@hernewleaf 01/17/2011 at 8:51 pm #

    Mmm that looks delicious. I had something similar for “dinner” the other night.. A big bowl of oatmeal with a banana and chunky peanut butter mushed in and a little agave on top. Yummm

  3. morgana 01/17/2011 at 10:10 pm #

    That looks awesome. I want to make it and add chocolate chips, walnuts, maybe some chunks of cookie dough :)

  4. Abby 01/18/2011 at 9:40 am #

    Umm…yum. I’m totally going to try this. And I definitely laughed when I read: ” But, it’s so worth it, so just do it.” :)

  5. Amy 01/18/2011 at 10:57 am #

    I have 3 ripe bananas at home silently mocking me. I’ll have to show them who’s boss and throw them in the freezer now. This looks delish!

  6. Jessica 01/18/2011 at 12:42 pm #

    I love you for posting this, I always have bananas in my house and this sounds amazing!

  7. indeeskitchen 01/18/2011 at 4:16 pm #

    Looks delicious! Banana-peanut butter is one of my favorite combinations.

  8. Mina 01/19/2011 at 11:29 am #

    oh man, that looks way too delicious and dangerously easy. this will lead to bananas being stored in our freezer all the time.

  9. Jennifer 01/20/2011 at 6:58 pm #

    I cannot wait to try this! It looks delish. Also the auto generated related topic post was “birth control” kind of random.

  10. Deanna 01/23/2011 at 4:27 pm #

    OMG this sounds amazing. I have to try this! Thanks!

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