Super Simple Banana Ice Cream
Happy Tuesday everyone! Today’s post is all about food cravings. Cravings that hit you every time you go to open the pantry/fridge/freezer. Cravings that make you wish that you could turn your everyday chicken salad lunch into a fresh-out-the-oven bacon maple donut. Cravings that make you linger a little longer in front of the chocolate babka at the Trader Joe’s fresh baked desserts section. I’m craving sweets.
In an effort to start this year off on the right foodie foot, I’ve done my best to cut the junk out of my kitchen. This includes eating out less and little-to-no sweets. So, when the sweet tooth hits, I’ve had to be a little creative with my “desserts” of choice. My newest obsession: banana ice cream.
Making this ice cream is incredibly simple and only really needs two ingredients: bananas and mix ins. Though I find the riper the banana, the sweeter the ice cream, any banana would do. I remember reading somewhere that as bananas ripen, the banana’s sugar level increases, so if you are concerned with your sugar content, I would suggest using greener bananas.
The second ingredient is really a list of ingredients, or what flavors you want in your ice cream. I decided to copy cat one of my favorite ice cream flavors: Chunky Monkey from Ben & Jerry’s. But if you want chocolate, just add a tablespoon of cocoa powder. For vanilla, add a 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract. You get the idea. This ice cream lends itself to mixing and matching flavors.
I hope you enjoy!
- 2 Frozen, Peeled Bananas
- 3 Tbsp Walnuts
- 2 Tbsp Mini Chocolate Chips
- Take the bananas out of the freezer and let sit on the counter for at least five minutes.
- In a high-powered blender, blend the bananas for at least 3-5 minutes. The bananas should start to break down. Add half of the walnuts and chocolate chips and blend until the banana mixture starts to resemble an ice cream consistency.
- Serve in a small bowl and top with the rest of the walnuts and chocolate chips. Serve immediately.