Saturday, July 24, 2010

Weekend Cooking: One-Ingredient Ice Cream

It's been awhile since I posted on Weekend Cooking. I've gone bananas this week, after harvesting 50 pounds in my backyard, and have a recipe to share. This is a quick and easy Banana Ice Cream dessert that is soft serve style.

The only ingredient you need are ripe bananas. That's it! For each serving I peel two.

Slice the bananas thin and place on a cookie sheet (single layer). Freeze for an hour until solid. Place the frozen slices into a Cuisinart and process about 4-5 minutes until you have the consistency of soft-serve ice cream.

Last night I added some walnuts at the end and gave it 6 short pulses. It added a nice texture and flavor.

For best results eat immediately. You can also put leftovers in your freezer overnight. In addition to a great taste, you have a healthy dessert that's low in fat.

If you try this, let me know how it works for you.

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  1. what a fabulous idea! -- but I still can't get over the fact that you harvest bananas in your own backyard. How wonderful!

  2. Wow. I am pretty sure even I could do that! And, yes, I am with Molly. The idea of having bananas to harvest in your back yard is awesome!

  3. Let me add to the Wow! You have bananas in your yard! And I suppose you need to figure out how to preserve them.

    I love this idea. Cool, healthy, easy. And Mr. BFR loves bananas. Thanks for sharing this one.

  4. Sounds great Rob -- you must be "going bananas"...sorry LOL with such a large harvest!

  5. 50 pounds?! That's a lot of bananas! There used to be a banana plantation about 15 minutes down the freeway from us which had TONS of varieties, but unfortunately they closed down. Banana "ice cream" sounds yummy

  6. it is hot and humid enough that I feel like bananas should be growing in the backyard...
    It sounds like something interesting to try.

  7. Banana ice cream sounds amazing! I will try this the next time I have too many ripe bananas on hand, and a craving for healthy icecream.

  8. 50 pounds of bananas!?! Wow! We would never have to buy breakfast around here again since bananas are one of our fave breakfast foods.

    This sounds delicious. Great idea, especially since Chuck's favorite dessert is ice cream. Healthy alternative.


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