This is one of those things you have to see to believe. If you happen to be a fan of ripe bananas–I know not everyone is–then you can officially rethink how guilty you feel every time you have a craving for a frozen treat. Like some sort of kitchen miracle, all you need are bananas and a food processor to get a fat-free, no-added sugar 'ice cream' (notice the quotes: there is no actual cream involved). Once frozen, the mixture is so much like ice cream (to me the banana flavor is quite mild), that I've used it on top of cobblers and pies but also ate it on its own in a cone–with chocolate chips of course. Try it for yourself and you won't be disappointed.
p.s. Congrats to Charlotte C.–she's won the Lodis satchel giveaway! You're going to love your new handbag. Look out for an email from me shortly. Disappointed you didn't win? Don't worry–there are a lot more exciting giveaway coming up soon!
4-6 extra ripe bananas
1. Peel bananas, cut them into approximately 1/2 inch slices, and arrange on a tray in a single layer. Cover with plastic wrap.
2. Place tray in freezer for about 2-3 hours, or until the bananas are frozen.
3. Put frozen bananas in a food processor. Pulse and run the machine, scraping down the sides often, until the mixture becomes creamier.
Optional: At this point, additional flavorings may be added–vanilla extract, honey, chocolate chips, nuts, peanut butter, etc.–to taste.
4. Put the mixture in a storage container and freeze until solid. Scoop out like ice cream to serve.