Ice cream that’s healthy

This one is so damn exciting that we have made this every single day since we discovered it 5 days ago!! A desert that anyone can whip up at a moments notice. Creamy. Melt-in-your-mouth. Smooth. Delicious. Healthy. I was actually jumping up and down and whopping in delight when I first discovered this actually worked!

No sugar. No cream. No butter. No baking. No cooking. No microwaving…. Just a beautiful-satin smooth textured dessert.

One secret ingredient.

1. B A N A N A S.

 

2. S L I C E  and  F R E  E Z E.

 

3. B L E N D

 

That’s all. You have instant, no-fuss,  deliciously smooth I  C  E   C  R E A M.

Note:

  • I know it’s tough to get excited about plain old bananas but do give this a go. The texture of the ‘ice-cream’ is what makes it incredible. Exactly like smoooooth soft serve. Each time I make this, I need to pinch myself. And I don’t even like bananas.
  • This works best in a blender. My guess is that the blender blade (that looks something like this) in a mixie should work too but the others may not.
  • The bananas need to be frozen hard.
  • The flavour is ‘banana-ee’. I find that caramel and nuts go beautifully with this.
  • I am toy-ing with adding a teaspoon of cream/coconut milk but worried it will loosen the ice cream up. As is, this is firm enough for you to stand your spoon in!

PLAY

  • I can think of some more ideas to play with – Nutmeg and lemon juice, Peanut butter and jelly swirled through, a spoonful of Nutella swirled in, lemon zest and coconut flakes, chocolate chips thrown in at the very end…
  • Given that this has become a staple at our house, will definitely to vary it with more flavour combinations. Ideas anyone?

Comments

  1. Aditi says

    Nutella & Strawberry will definitely go well. I have a couple of days old bananas. Not sure if its going to be as good with those, but I am trying it out right away.

    • says

      Yes great idea with the strawberries too. Maybe chop them and add it in the end so they dont water the bananas down when blending.
      Do remember to freeze the banana well. Hope it works well for you… hoping to hear from you soon :)

    • says

      Yep.. I do that all the time too. And, if made at home, I bet the dahi would be better too!! The recipe you shared is interesting and am intrigued by the banana-mango combination. Did it work well? I suspect that the texture would be quite different from this because of the addition of the yoghurt. This results in a very surprising consistency – creamy but not liquid. You can actually scoop it and stand a spoon in it too!

  2. says

    Reblogged this on Lil Switch and commented:
    I tried this one as well and both were fab and super loved by the 22 month old fussy one -http://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/sweets/ice-cream/banana-mango-and-vanilla-frozen-yoghurt
    banana, mango and vanilla frozen yoghurt
    6 bananas, peeled and chopped
    2 mangoes, peeled and chopped
    1 cup (280g) vanilla-flavoured yoghurt
    Place the banana and mango in an airtight container and freeze for 4 hours or until frozen. Place the banana, mango and yoghurt in a food processor and process until smooth. Serves 6–8.
    Tip: If not serving straight away, return to an airtight container and freeze. Allow to soften for 5 minutes before serving. You could scoop into ice-cream cones to serve.

  3. says

    I make this with my Omega juicer! if you haven’t seen it, its worth looking at ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sV7k2EBxDds ) you can put any combo of fruits through, just freeze them all. Banana and blueberry is very good. Also, pineapple alone or with a few mint leaves thrown in makes a great sorbet like dessert…Bananas are a good base when you want it to be really creamy and ice cream like!
    and another good one is Donna Hays frozen banana, mango and yoghurt dessert…http://www.donnahay.com.au/recipes/sweets/ice-cream/banana-mango-and-vanilla-frozen-yoghurt

  4. says

    Just found this and immediately popped three chopped bananas into the freezer. I’ve been doing the exact same thing with mangoes all summer. Works beautifully with the fleshy varieties.

    • says

      I think you will find that bananas and avocado will up the magic factor on this because of the consistency you can achieve.. Something to do with the whole chemistry of it turns frozen banana into beautiful soft serve with nary an icicle! But then how can a banana compete with the king of fruits.. I bet mangoes are bloody delicious too

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