Monday, June 24, 2013
So, I've been seeing this idea floating around for awhile, where you take frozen pieces of banana, blend them, and they magically become this creamy, delicious, ice-cream like treat. And my reaction was pretty much like, "hmm...I am skeptical."
But today, I was cleaning my kitchen and found that my bunch of bananas from Sam's has already ripened past the stage I like to eat my bananas at (they were green when I got them 4 days ago!). So I chopped them into little coins, and popped them in my freezer. I figured, if nothing else, put them in smoothies or something. But then I remembered this whole "banana ice cream" thing.
So just now, I take some, pop them in my little food processor, start to blend and get...gritty little frozen pieces of banana--pretty much what I expected. But I decide to keep blending a little more, and add some peanut butter for good measure (because yum). And then...oh, and then. :-)
Does it taste like vanilla ice cream? No, it tastes like bananas--because, you know, bananas are the only ingredient. But maybe add a dash of sugar and a splash of vanilla, and you have yourself some banilla frozen treat. Mine was banana with a kick of peanut butter--I think I'll call it frozen Bananas Elvis. I saw someone online who added Nutella to theirs--OM NOM NOM.
You don't need the silly special machine they sell--I did mine in my little 4 cup Cuisinart, and others apparently have done theirs in a blender. But if you're trying to be a little better about your sweets, or if--like me--you just have some obscene amount of bananas that have ripened ridiculously fast that you need to use up, I would totally recommend trying this.
"Where's a picture?" you may be asking. "I'd like to see photographic evidence of this culinary miracle!" you might say.
Well, too bad. Because I ate it all before it even occurred to me to take a picture. Because it was delicious and melting. Make your own and then you can see it for yourself. :-)