Thursday, August 5, 2010

Carnival #179 - Banana "Ice Cream"

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A few weeks ago I found myself with an excess of bananas. Normally if I have too many bananas I will freeze a few to use for baking at a later date. The trouble this time is I already had quite a few frozen for baking, andI had a lot of bananas that need to be used. Luckily, my sister-in-law had a wonderful idea.

She told me that you could make an ice cream like treat from frozen bananas. I'm always up for ice cream. So she peeled a couple dozen bananas, stuck them in a freezer bag, and put them in the freezer.

Awhile later I pulled them out, broke them into pieces, and let the food processor do all the work. I did add a little bit of milk because the bananas were so thick my food processor was having a hard time mixing it.

The result? Creamy, cold, and delicious. And any leftovers keep well in a container in the freezer. For some ideas for variations of this simple and delicious dessert, check out the comments section in Step-by-Step Instructions for One Ingredient Ice Cream.

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  1. Wow, that looks amazing! I am going to show this to my 10 year old; he would love to make this. Thanks!

  2. What a frugal treat! I am always worrying about what to do with extra bananas. My kids will be thrilled if I turn them into a frozen dessert.

  3. I have always wanted to try this! It looks better than I imagined it. Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. My boys and I love this as a snack! I add some milk, cocoa powder, a little bit of honey and vanilla...delicious!

  5. I just came over from Mommie Cooks because I am crazy about bananas and saw this recipe title on her sidebar! Looks amazing and so simple. Definitely bookmarking this one.

    I love your site. I'm getting ready to post some popsicles that I made. I'll have to link up to your event !!

  6. I can't wait to try some of these recipes!

    Your blog is wonderful.


  7. Amazing! Three steps and its ready to be serve.
    I can't wait to make ice cream, its really easy.
    Thanks for the idea.


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