Banana Ice Cream

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For years I ate oatmeal with bananas every day for breakfast. apple battery case iphone 7 plus But one must not get caught up in the rut of repetition. One must try new things, explore new avenues, conquer new experiences. And so at some point I switched over to eating my oats with raisins.

I still do love bananas, though. But there’s always been the issue with them going bad so quickly. The only possibility I’ve heard of for overripe bananas is banana bread (admittedly, I have not researched the subject, and surely there are many uses). But banana bread is a project, and when you’re being too lazy to eat your damn bananas, the chances of making bread out of them is no doubt diminished.

So, on Facebook I mentioned that I was eating bananas for dinner. We had a bunch that was on the edge of becoming overripe, and I was feeling lazy about preparing a proper meal for myself. It seemed a perfect idea… iphone case 8 for the first few bananas. Ah well. Sometimes in reality, what was thought of as brilliant idea, is really just a weird dinner.

Fortunately, Matt mentioned on my FB post about “banana ice cream.” I was intrigued, especially since:

  1. the ONLY ingredient is bananas (what the?)
  2. I’ve cut dairy out of my diet, and so I have limited “ice cream” options
  3. the ONLY ingredient is bananas (no, seriously, WHAT THE?!!)

So, I tried it. iphone 6 case disney lion king The ingredients? Bananas. Seriously. mouse case iphone x Just peel them, cut them into pieces (inch or less), and freeze them for a couple hours. Then put them in a food processor.

The immediate result was very soft and creamy, but after putting the “ice cream” in the freezer overnight, it became a perfect ice cream texture. skech case iphone 7 It has not gotten overly hard like ice-cream does. And it’s naturally sweet, so, although I may try adding maple syrup or sugar to future batches — I feel no dying need to.

It’s a good day to like bananas.

4 comments to Banana Ice Cream

  • A friend on Facebook just suggested adding “a little vanilla extract, cinnamon, and nutmeg.” mmmmmmm. :)

  • War Pig

    Yes. That’s the reason bananas go in smoothies. They go creamy.I make a drink with almond milk, bananas and either cantaloupe or berries. Put it in the Vita-Mix and blend. Add some ice and you have a smoothie. I also add some espresso powder occasionally for a little kick.

    Chocolate-banana ice cream? Use Hershey’s chocolate syrup. It makes for better texture especially when freezing, or just dump it on top and pig out. Also great in a smoothie.

    Another unlikely additive is Nestle’s Quick, in either chocolate or strawberry. I would add it to pancake batter and my kids raved over the pancakes. It can also be added to smoothies and your banana ice cream.

  • YUM!!!! (and thank you, Chris!)

  • @War_Pig, i hadn’t thought about flavoring it. Madness and goodness! :)

    @Matt, cheers. Thanks for the prod. ;-)