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Tuesday, July 26, 2011

It's Ice Cream!! Or is it??


We go to Ocean City NJ every year. On the boardwalk there was a store called Bashful Banana. They make Banana whips, which are heavenly!! They take a frozen banana and run it through a juicer. That is simply IT! SO, I decided to try this at home, but without an expensive juicer. Here is the recipe I came up with. Very simple! The kids will adore it, and you will not feel guilty about eating it. It's a banana (and some milk).
Peel your bananas and freeze them. for 24 hours is good. when you are ready, chop your frozen banana up into slices, and put them in a food processor. Add a little bit of milk (maybe 1/4 cup?) and blend in the food processor. It should be light and fluffy, like the consistency of soft serve. THAT, my friends, is IT! There are some fabulous things you could add to make it more interesting if you like. Some ideas would be ~ peanut butter, chocolate chips, m&m's, chocolate syrup, strawberry syrup, other fresh fruits, nuts, or put sprinkles on top and some whipped cream for a sundae!!
If you try this delicious alternative to ice cream, leave me a comment and let me know what YOU think of it!! Happy eating!

6 comments:

  1. Hmmm, this is a good idea for my toddler. Way healthier than her favorite vanilla ice cream:)

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  2. Amazing! I definitely want to try this out. I'll let you know how it comes out.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  3. I just used my bananas in bread, but will try this when I stock back up!

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  4. We have been doing something very similar over the past few weeks with our Vitamix. I use 3 frozen bananas, a few tablespoons of peanut butter and about a tablespoon of cocoa or carob powder and just enough milk to allow the machine to blend well - wonderful and good for us!! Enjoyed the post!

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  5. I did this on Friday and added vanilla to the mixture as well...it is SO good! And bananas are a free food on weight watchers!

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  6. Good thing today is grocery day! I'll be buying some bananas:)

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