- July 14, 2012
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I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! My family loves ice cream. In fact, ice cream might have been responsible for those ten pounds I can’t seem to get rid of. Yum, ten pounds of ice cream. Okay, that might be excessive. My kids are no exception, they would eat ice cream until they were blue in the face. I don’t know about you, but I don’t much like any of the “diet” ice creams out there. In fact, I’m sort of against “diet” products all together.
they would eat ice cream until they were blue in the face.
They are usually loaded with things that I cannot pronounce. Things I for sure don’t want my kids eating. Because of all this, we have limited our ice cream consumption to once a month. Or for special occasions. In order for us to get our fix of the good stuff we have turned to this banana “ice cream.” All you need is a banana per person, one tablespoon of cocoa powder per banana, and enough milk to make your blender happy. Peel your bananas, and give them a rough chop. Put them into the freezer and allow them to completely freeze. At least a few hours.
Once they’re good and frozen throw them into your blender with the cocoa powder and the milk. On a side note, yogurt also works well in lieu of the milk. Then blend everything together. It takes a few minutes but you will eventually have a tasty, creamy mixture that closely resembles soft serve. You can definitely eat it at this point or, if you have the time, you can cover it and put it back into the freezer to re-freeze. If you’re feeling extra creative, you can also pour it into Popsicle molds. I have been known to add extras into the mixture as well. Protein powder if I’m making it for myself, or things like flax meal to add some extra punch for the kids. Super yummy and healthy, you cannot beat that!