Thursday, July 29, 2010
One-Ingredient Ice Cream
This is quite possibly the coolest thing since sliced bread. This ice cream is fat-free, dairy-free, and definitely guilt-free. It doesn't require an ice cream machine - just a blender or food processor. It's super cheap, super easy, and get this: it's actually good for you. So what is this one magic ingredient that can turn into ice cream in less than two minutes?
Apparently, when frozen bananas are broken down in a food processor or blender, it becomes treat with the same consistency as soft serve ice cream. There's no recipe for this - just freeze some bananas (I recommend peeling them first - take it from me, it is rather difficult to peel a frozen banana), cut them into chunks, drop them into a food processor, and press the button. You may have to scrape down the sides a few time, but it still comes together very quickly.
I'm definitely looking forward to playing around with flavors and mix-ins. Next time, I might add some peanut butter, Nutella, or melted chocolate to the bananas before creaming them. I bet it would also taste great with some caramel or Reeses peanut butter cups swirled into them.
Now if you'll excuse me, I have some frozen bananas to peel.