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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Banana Ice Cream (One Ingredient!!!!!)

So If you've read my post about food waste in America, you know I have acquired somewhere around 150 already ripe bananas.

 So what is one to do with this many bananas?

 Well, firstly, eat a bunch of them raw over the next few days. Then you can make banana bread, or banana pudding.

 But what I ended up doing with the majority of them was put them all in the freezer. Yep. The freezer. Why, you may ask. Pssshhhhtt, to make ice-cream silly goose!

No! I'm not lying! You really can make ice-cream from a boring old banana!

Its a really simple process, which can be summed up as:

  • Peel your bananas first.
  • Cut them into small pieces.
  • Freeze until solid (1-2 hours, or overnight)
  • Blend, blend, blend (until it reaches a soft-serve consistency) - scraping down the bowl when they stick. (this so easiest in a food processor, but if you use a blender you will need to push the pieces down until it decides to behave for you)
  • Enjoy the magic moment when they turn into ice cream!

To dress it up you can add things like cocoa powder, chocolate chips, strawberry jelly, or a (large)spoonful of peanut butter (my personal favorite).

  • you can use up to 6 bananas in a food prossor (which will make about a quart of ice-cream.
  • in a blender you can only add about two bananas at a time.

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