Hello moms! With the sun setting a bit later and days getting warm and lazy, are you and your families finding yourself craving for cold treats? How many of you find yourself guilty munching on ice-cream and feeling the heavy weight of guilt later in the day, and are exasperated that you’ve put on a pound or two just in time for beach-season? I know I have – we’ve all been there. But fear no more, I’m here to tell you about a healthy alternative to satisfy some serious cold-treat cravings. And what’s even better – adults and teens can eat freely without worrying about calories, and you can let your kids eat this “ice-cream” as much as they want without worrying too much about calories! (This is what I consider a legitimate double-whammy)
Believe it or not, ice-cream can be healthy! That’s right, with just a single ingredient, (that you most likely already have in your kitchen), you can turn your whole summer around for you and your family. Don’t be intimidated when I say that we’ll be making ice-cream. The beauty of this recipe is that it only takes one ingredient, and absolutely no special equipment will be needed. All you will need is a banana – no joke. The best feature about bananas is that they’re so versatile – besides eating them as is for an afternoon energy boost or easy breakfast-to-go, they can be used in so many recipes – you can add them to any baked goods to add moisture and creamy texture, dip them in chocolate for simple party favors, or turn them buy zolpidem online india into ice-cream!
If you’ve never tried banana ice-cream, you’ve been missing out. It’s the perfect pick-me-up in the summer heat, and it is so guilt-free that there will be absolutely no qualms about eating a second (or even third) serving. To be honest, I was a bit surprised at the texture when I first tried it – with a consistency quiet similar to frozen custard, it is the creamiest, richest “ice-cream” you will make, I guarantee!
After a bit of experimenting – (because what else does a college student do on her summer break?) I’ve come up with a few combinations to add a pizazz factor and make your banana ice-cream even more addicting.
You will need:
(Are you starting to see why I’m so obsessed with this dessert, other than its delicious taste?)
Chop your banana into ½-1 inch pieces and place them in a plate. Pop them in your freezer for at least an hour. Once your banana slices are frozen, throw them in a blender and blend away. Blend until smooth, then abracadabra – banana ice-cream!
If you’ve got an insatiable sweet-tooth like me, I recommend adding a tablespoon of peanut butter, Nutella, or honey to sweeten it just a bit. For extra texture, add in berries, nuts, chocolate chips (I personally LOVE adding dark cocoa nibs), or coconut flakes.
Note: I’ve tried this recipe with other fruit, and blending it with other fruit like mangoes, strawberries, or cantaloupe is absolutely divine.
If you try this recipe, please leave a comment and let me know what your favorite “pizzaz” is – I would love to try out new ideas!