I love ice cream.  I really, really do.  But ice cream doesn’t really fit into my healthy and frugal lifestyle.  It’s terrible for you (so high in fat and sugar) and it’s not cheap.  Luckily, there’s a better (and yummy!) alternative and it just might be the simplest recipe ever:

Soft serve “ice cream”

Ingredients:
Frozen bananas

Directions:
1. Blend frozen bananas in a food processor until smooth and creamy.
2. Add mix-ins such as cocoa powder, nuts – anything your heart desires!

It seriously tastes just like soft serve ice cream.  It’s rich and creamy – just like the real thing!  The recipe is completely customizable.  Add cocoa powder for a chocolatey taste.  Add nuts (I’m thinking walnuts would be a perfect addition).

It’s also a great way to use up bananas that are almost too ripe.  If I see that some bananas are almost on their way out, I’ll quickly peel them and toss them in the freezer (you have to peel them first – made that mistake once and won’t be doing it again).  It’s a great way to reduce food waste.  Bananas are always the first to get way too ripe, way too fast.

Enjoy!

P.S.  I know what you’re thinking.  She’s got to be kidding me – there’s no way bananas can taste like ice cream.  But I’m telling you – you need to try it.  At first I was skeptical too.  I was all like if I’m craving ice cream, I going to want the real thing. I’m not going to be fooled by bananas.  Then one day I just tried it and I loved it.  Even though I knew it was bananas, I was shocked at how creamy and decadent they tasted!  Give it a shot, you’ll be surprised ;)

Have you ever been surprised by how yummy something healthy has tasted?  Have you ever tried frozen bananas ice cream?  Let me know what you think in the comments.

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6 Responses to Going bananas

  1. That’s funny – I just put some in the freezer for the very same reason! I love frozen banana icecream!

  2. Marjorie says:

    This sounds so good! I think I might try it with some coconut.

  3. I know I’m late to the party here, but I was reading one of your other posts while eating frozen banana “ice cream” and had to pop over and see your post on it! My favorite add-in is this stuff called PB2 – it’s powdered peanut butter. Sounds ridiculous but is totally natural and tastes like peanut butter! =)

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