Recently I started making my own homemade “soft serve” for when the cravings hit when I am at home. I now keep a Ziploc bag of peeled, chopped, frozen bananas in my freezer for such occasions. The dessert is relatively healthy, makes a hefty portion, and is insanely versatile. The banana becomes a soft ice cream consistency when blended with a little water or dairy (I use coconut milk) and the mix-in combinations are endless. Some of my favourite are: dark chocolate pieces and walnuts (tastes like Ben &Jerry’s Chunky Monkey), almond butter and chopped cherries, peanut butter and strawberries, or dried coconut and chopped pineapple.
I serve mine in little mason jars. Gorgeous and delicious!
Banana “Soft Serve”
makes 2 servings
2 large bananas peeled, chopped and frozen
3 T of water, milk, or non-dairy ( I like coconut milk for the recipe)
Various mix-ins: chopped walnuts, almonds, cashews, brazil nuts, chocolate, various fruit, shredded coconut, peanut butter
In a blender or food processor (I use a Vitamix and cannot express to the adoration I have for this piece of kitchen equipment) blend together the banana and water or milk until it is the consistency of soft serve ice cream. You may need to add more liquid or ice cubes until it reaches the consistency that you wish. Scrape in to a medium size mixing bowl and fold in your flavour combinations. Grab a spoon and enjoy!