Frozen Banana “Ice Cream”

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It was raining so hard in New York today, and of course, I left my umbrella at home. I’d been planning to stock up on groceries, but no way was I going to lug a bunch of bags through the downpour. Instead, I opted to concoct a few bizarre dishes using what was around (let’s not talk about the quinoa-kale-chickpea-marinara thing-y). Not having any ice cream was a good reason to whip up some frozen banana soft-serve for dessert.

It was very simple, I sliced a ripe banana and froze it for a few hours. When I was ready for something sweet, I put the frozen banana slices into the food processor for a few minutes. It’s pretty cool to watch the fruit get churned into what looks exactly like ice cream. I can’t take credit for this one—it’s one of those raw food things some genius thought up. It’s great alone or with added ingredients like chocolate, nuts and other frozen fruits.

4 thoughts on “Frozen Banana “Ice Cream”

    Caitlin said:
    March 31, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Ha, Bryan and I ate this for dessert last night! It’s one of my favorites. Awesome with a little peanut or almond butter swirled in, too.

      Jess responded:
      March 31, 2010 at 3:32 pm

      Oh wow, that sounds delicious! I’ll have to try that next time…

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