I may be having a slow baking season this summer. One, summer is hot and turning on the oven no matter the time of day heats up the entire apartment. Not the greatest. And two, the bf and I have been on something of a health kick. We even joined a gym! I can tell you I haven't worked out some of these muscles in years, and the burn the day after some of these workouts is pretty harsh.
But what it also means is that we've been trying to eat healthier. So, less cookies. Less bars. Less everything sugary and fatty and delicious, basically. Which brings me to this "ice cream." Because it's not really ice cream. There is no cream present at all. In fact, this is perhaps the easiest dessert you can make - ever.
Now, if you don't like bananas, this probably isn't for you. But if you want a light dessert that tastes like banana ice cream, then heck, get on it. I was actually quite amazed at how ice cream-like this is. All you do is cut up a banana, freeze it, then put the frozen pieces in a food processor and wham-o! Grind that up and up until it comes together into what basically resembles ice cream. I mean, can you tell from the pictures that there isn't any actual cream in it?!
It's sweet and creamy all on its own, and if you buy a bunch of bananas and can't eat them all before they go bad, then here is a great summer solution. Next time, I'm going to add in some peanut butter for some peanut butter banana ice creamy goodness. I think there are quite a few different possibilities here - add in chocolate chips, or peanut butter chips, for example. Basically whatever you can think of that sounds good with banana ice cream!
Banana Ice Cream
- 1 or more bananas
- Cut up and freeze banana(s). Once frozen, put the slices into a food processor and blend until smooth. Enjoy!