Tuesday, September 28, 2010
Homemade Ice Cream in 3 Minutes!
Here is what you do. When you have bananas that are getting a little ripe and you know they won't get eaten, just peel them, break them in chunks, put them in freezer bags and freeze them. Then when you want a healthy, creamy, cold treat you are all set for instant gratification.
Just put your frozen bananas, approximately 1-2 per person, in the blender. Add a little liquid if you like. I like coconut milk or almond milk. Blend until it forms ice cream. I have a Vita-Mix and you have to push the bananas down into the blades for a few seconds. It doesn't take long so check your results. It comes out like a beautiful soft serve custard-like ice cream. I haven't made it in a regular blender, but I think it would work, just be sure to stop the blender to push the bananas down, then restart, until you get the right consistency. A food processor would also work I'm sure.
Of course you can add whatever you want also. I have tried walnuts, dark chocolate, and vanilla so far. Try what sounds good to you, but truly, just bananas by themselves is extremely tasty.
Give it a try and let me know what you think. Wouldn't you love to serve your kids or grandkids a wholesome treat that they will love!
Thanks to my fellow IIN students for this idea.