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healthy ‘ice cream’

September 8, 2011

yes, there is such a thing, but you must love bananas to be able to enjoy this!

(remember my predicament about choosing how many bananas to buy, letting they get too ripe, etc? well, this is another awesome idea for over ripe nanners!)

here’s what you need:

sliced bananas

cocoa powder

natural peanut butter

food processor

take your just ripe nanners and slice into 1/2 inch circles. place the circles in a freezer bag or tupperware and stick in the freezer until frozen through.

once frozen, put the slices into a food processor and give ’em a whirl around. this takes a minute or two, but they will become whipped and creamy.

add in some cocoa powder(not too much) and some natural peanut butter(yes, natural/homemade. don’t pollute this innocent dessert with that Jif crap) and give it another whirl.

and you’re done! ( you can put it back into the freezer for a little while if you want a harder ‘ice cream’.

so easy, delicious and guilt-free! seriously, this is awesome for me because as much as i loooove ice cream, i try to stay away from dairy based products. i had found a coconut milk ice cream that i loved but i can’t find it anywhere around here, so this is the perfect solution!



….it’s cool if i eat this for breakfast, right?

5 Comments leave one →
  1. October 9, 2011 7:50 pm

    Ok so I tried this the other night and I don’t know if I did it wrong or something…..but mine tasted off. -_- I feel like I am doing it wrong because everyone raves about how awesome it is and I love all 3 ingredients ha ohwells.

  2. October 10, 2011 3:06 pm

    were your bananas a little over ripe? like brown and spotted enough? i did it once with “perfect” bananas and it didn’t taste the same at all.

  3. October 12, 2011 5:15 pm

    I did this tonight, but with a kitchen aid stand-mixer (I don’t have a food processor). It was yum! I poured a shot of rum over mine too. 🙂 haha Thanks!

  4. October 14, 2011 10:34 pm

    ahhh maybe that was it, I need to let them rippen up more. Mine were not very ripe.

  5. December 30, 2011 11:28 am

    This is basically what Yonanas does (the frozen fruit machine from TV that gives you an ice cream substitute made out of fruit, i just got on!!) – it’s just a food processor that’s marketed to tell consumers to make frozen banana mush with it.

    The instructions say that the perfect bananas to use have “light cheetah spots.” Those tase WAY better frozen and mashed than the ones I used that were, honestly, way over ripe.

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