Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Banana Ice Cream

I was at the grocery store a few weeks ago and noticed a little sticker on the bananas that said "".

I was curious so I went there. It is basically this big blender by Dole that makes soft server ice cream out of frozen bananas. I decided to try it out with my own blender and was SOO impressed!

Here is my own Banana Ice Cream recipe!

1.5 ripe bananas
1/2 cup milk (I used skim)
1/4 cup vanilla ice cream

Serving Size: 2
Calories per serving: 127 (WOW!)

Peel your ripe bananas and place them in the freezer over night. Your bananas will last longer if you use an air tight container. (Mine isn't really the most "freezer friendly" but it works!) It is important that your bananas are frozen, not just refrigerated.

Place 1.5 bananas into the blender.

Add a 1/2 cup of milk. I've found that if I add less milk than 1/2 cup, it is more difficult to blend.

Add about 1/4 cup vanilla ice cream. Adding the ice cream makes the final product much more creamy and taste more like regular ice cream.

Blend it all together!

If you experience your blender blade not catching the ice cream well, use a spatula to push the mixture away from the side of the blender.

Continue to mix until you get a creamy consistency like this!

Serve it up!! You will be surprised at how much this makes. Trent and I always split it because it's way too much for one person.

I was super impressed with how similarly this tastes to regular ice cream! It tastes as if you are eating ice cream with some banana blended in rather than the other way around.

If you want to get REAL crazy, add a tablespoon of peanut butter while you blend. SO GOOD! (Compliments to Trent for this idea!)

I did try this recipe without the ice cream and I thought it tasted more like a fruit smoothie. Not really what I was going for.

Happy ice cream making!

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