Bananas & Strawberries Ice Cream
Yes, you can have your ice cream and eat it too without any guilt! You don't even need a ice cream maker to do this. All you need is some frozen bananas and a food processor! No, your eyes aren't making trick on you. It is FROZEN BANANAS that you just read :)
I was really skeptical when I tried making this healthy "ice cream". Since I had lotsa overly ripe bananas that I bought at discounted price (US$1 for a big bunch of bananas, of course I couldn't resist as overly ripe bananas are fantastic for baking!!!), there was no harm trying it just for the fun of it.
Holly cow! But it really tastes like real ice cream!!! Hub couldn't believe it was just frozen bananas (and frozen strawberries as I made banana strawberry ice cream), and there was no milk, cream or sugar added. To my surprise, he loves this guilt-free ice cream as much as I do. Hahaha.
HOW TO MAKE GUILT-FREE BANANA ICE CREAM:
1) Peel the bananas and cut them into 1-inch pieces. Put them in an air-tight container or zip-lock bag, pop them in the freezer and leave them overnight until they are frozen solid.
2) When the banana slices are frozen solid, break the pieces apart with your hands or a spoon and put them in a blender or a food processor. Blend until totally creamy, about 2-3 minutes.
3) You'll have to stop the blender every so often to push down some pieces and make sure everything is getting blended evenly.
4) One large banana makes about one 2-scoop servings. You can enjoy the ice cream right then, or place it in an air-tight container in the freezer to harden up a bit more before scooping into bowls or cones.
You can design your own ice cream flavours too! You just have to include your favourite frozen berries, stir in some chocolate sauce or add some chopped nuts. Check out Mother Nature Network for more recommended variations.
Source: Mother Nature Network
So what are you waiting for? Go and make some ice cream now!