Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Banana Ice Cream Treat


My son absolutely LOVES bananas, so we go through a lot of them each week. One of his favorite ways to enjoy them is Banana Ice Cream. Now, I know what you are thinking...banana icecream doesn't sound like the healthiest thing on the menu. Ice cream is a great "treat", but you can serve this version any time you want and your kids will thank you for it. Bananas are rich in potassium and are so sweet and creamy that no extra sugar is needed for this recipe. If you decide to add some dark chocolate chips and toasted walnuts, you can pretend you are indulging in Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey(my personal fave) without any of the guilt!

1 frozen banana
1-2 TBS. milk
dark chocolate chips(optional)
toasted chopped walnuts(optional)

Take your banana out of the freezer and let it sit for a minute or two. Then, throw it in the blender(I use the Vitamix 5000 and it is worth every penny!) or food processor if your blender isn't super powerful. Add milk in by the tablespoon until the banana is broken down and combined, but not too slushy...remember this is supposed to be like ice cream! Mix in or top "ice cream" with walnuts and chocolate and serve. Serves 1.

3 comments:

Lim Family said...

You are so smart! What a great idea to make a healthy snack for the little ones this way!

mamabirdsblog said...

I think I can handle this one! Ice cream is right up my alley!

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The Mommy Chef said...

Sara-you are such a great cheerleader. Wish I had known you all my life!

mamabird-thanks for your vote!