Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Healthy "Ice Cream"

This recipe is amazing, EASY, fast, and healthy! I don't really know who discovered this, but they are genius! I literally crave ice cream almost every day and I would eat it every day if it was actually good for me, but this "ice cream" recipe IS good for you! The best part about this, is you don't have to feel guilty about getting your ice cream fix! Interested!?!?!? Okay, here is what you need: 

1 1/2 Frozen Bananas (to serve one person) 

ummm.....THAT'S IT!!! okay, well that could be it...but, I like to jazz it up a bit! Basically, when you blend a frozen banana in a food processor or magic bullet for a few minutes, it turns into an ice cream consistency delicious treat! You can add things to the banana to make it more flavorful, my favorite add-ins are peanut butter and a little milk! I have not tried doing this in a blender, so I can not say if it works or not, but go ahead and give it a try if you want! The worst that could happen is you would end up making a banana smoothie...I could live with that! So, what you want to do is make sure your bananas are frozen completely...I buy a bundle of bananas, peel them and freeze them in a freezer bag so I have some on hand at all times. Then, you chop up the frozen banana into smaller pieces(to fit in my magic bullet) and blend until it is the consistency of ice cream- you may have to stop it and scrape down the sides a few times too! I know this method works better in a food processor, so if you have one, USE IT! Like I said before, add in peanut butter, milk, chocolate milk, or whatever your heart desires! This is a great snack to feed to your kids too- just don't tell them it's not really ice cream, they won't know the difference! Enjoy! 

Peanut Butter Banana "Ice Cream" 

I blended a few raspberries in my with banana this time! Added some chocolate drizzle and gobbled it up!

1 comment:

  1. I like this idea cause Riley likes ice cream but I don't want to give her too much or it will hurt her tummy cause of dairy. However I have neither a food processor or a magic bullet. I'll have to look into that :)