Sunday, June 5, 2011

Banana Ice Cream

I saw this on an infomercial complete with a special device to "make" it.  The device amounted to a food processor with a banana sized opening in the top.  The device is a joke, but the end product isn't!  I was skeptical, but gosh darn it, it works.  It passed the me test & the three-year-old test & it's going to make an ah-may-zing banana split substitute in the not too distant future.  Prepare to be shocked.

Here's What You Need:
  • a few ripe bananas
  • nothing else

Here's What You Do:
  1. Peel & cut bananas into 2-ish inch chunks.
  2. Freeze solid.
  3. Put frozen chunks in food processor & blend.
  4. Scrape down bowl.
  5. Repeat steps 3-4 until you have goop that is the consistancy of soft serve.

Here's What I Have Learned That May or May Not Be Useful:
  • You can make as little or as much as your food processor can handle, so the servings are up to you. 
  • The end product is pretty rich, so Lincoln didn't eat much, but he LOVED it (the chocolate chips that I sprinkled on top probably didn't hurt).
  • This is so easy that it makes a good "fun with cooking" activity with little ones.
  • When I Googled this idea, I found that leftovers put back in the freezer will come out more like traditional ice cream, while your first go-around is more like soft serve.
  • This lends itself to being used as a sundae base, as a pie filling...the possibilities are endless.
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