Monday, 18 February 2008

Banana Plus Ice Creams x 3

Strawberry Banana Ice Cream

4 large bananas, frozen
4 cups strawberries, frozen
2 tablespoons sugar (or powdered stevia)

  • Place strawberries in a bowl or measuring cup, sprinkle with sugar and toss to combine.  
  • Place bowl in microwave at 30 second intervals until the strawberries soften slightly and the sugar dissolves in the juice.
  • Add bananas and strawberry mixture to the blender and blend until they reach the perfect consistency.
  • When your ice cream stops moving in the blender, you will want to stop and scrape down the pitcher of the blender and stir a few times.  About 2-3 minutes total blending time. 
  • Your frozen fruit may separate into tiny frozen chunks before it becomes a fabulous creamy consistency, so be patient.
  • Serve and enjoy! You can also transfer to a freezer safe container and allow ice cream to firm up in the freezer for 2 to 3 hours.




Chocolate Banana

6 ripe bananas (3 fresh and 3 frozen)
3 tablespoons cacao powder (or cocoa powder)

  • Place bananas in a blender.  
  • Blend until mixture starts to get creamy, scraping down sides as necessary.  
  • Add cacao powder and pulse until completely combined. 
  • Transfer to a resealable container and place in freezer for 3-4 hours. 
  • Scoop and serve or scoop and place scoops into a container for later use.  
  • If you decide to leave it in the freezer, just allow it to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes or so, to soften before serving.





Peanut Butter and Chocolate 

3 frozen ripe bananas
4 tablespoons peanut butter
1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • Place bananas and peanut butter in a blender.  
  • Blend until mixture starts to get creamy, scraping down sides as necessary.  
  • Add chocolate chips and pulse until chocolate has speckled your ice cream.  
  • Transfer to a resealable container and place in freezer for 3-4 hours.  
  • Scoop and serve or scoop and place scoops into a container for later use.  
  • If you decide to leave it in the freezer, just allow it to sit at room temperature for 10 minutes or so, to soften before serving.