As food bloggers we know that not everything can be perfect……BUT we know that our dishes will always taste delicious! Do you remember my Serendipity Muffin? It was supposed to be a muffin, and ended up a delicious parfait!
I went back and forth on if I should post this recipe or not. There was some discoveries made when making this fun treat, thank you to Vegan Richa for her help. The container I used did not seal perfectly, and I kept taking it out of the freezer to stir the banana. The banana ice cream turned brown…..brown is really not appealing to the eye…..it IS however appealing to the tummy!
The deciding vote on why I wanted to post this fun recipe- my hubby! A little bit about my hubby, he doesn’t eat bananas. He doesn’t hate them, just not his favorite. If he is going to enjoy fruit, he loves pears, pineapple, and strawberries. Last night he devoured a huge bowl of this banana ice cream topped with some chocolate sauce of course….BECAUSE chocolate goes good with everything, especially bananas!
This recipe has been shared by many, and always amazes me when I see it. Finally it was time for me to make banana ice cream. I first learned about making bananas into ice cream from Nelly from Cooking With Books. Then just recently I read Richa’s delicious post on Vegan Richa. Here is a picture of what the banana ice cream would look like if you have a sealed container, and let if fully freeze.
Photo Courtesy of Vegan Richa
I had fun making this dessert, and will for sure be making it again…..with a really good sealed container of course! Instead of using the printable recipe option today, I am going to share photos, it is that easy I promise!
1. Let your bananas sit and become very ripe, with lots of brown spots.
2. Peel the bananas.
3. Dice up the bananas, and freeze them for about one to two hours, until almost frozen.
4. Place almost frozen bananas in a food processor. (Optional – add toasted pecans and 1/4 tsp of cardamom.)
5. Place pureed banana in a air-tight container and back in freeze for about 1-2 hours or more depending on your freezer.
6. Enjoy with your favorite chocolate sauce, or your favorite ice cream topping.
I am so happy I finally made banana ice cream, and now I know how easy the dessert is to make. This treat is truly a fun dish that is so healthy, full of flavor, AND perfect for everyone especially vegans!
Have you made banana ice cream before?