As soon as we got home last night (more on that adventure to come), I sliced up some bananas, froze them, threw them into my Cuisinart, and proceeded to be totally amazed/dumbfounded at the results. Delicious. Sweet. Creamy. And it's frickin' bananas! Mike and I loved it so much, we went out this morning to buy more bananas - and came back with a fifteen pound bag of almost too ripe 'naners that cost a whopping $2.99. I spent my afternoon slicing and freezing them, pretending I was Gwen Stefani, and dreaming about all the awesome, healthy desserts I would be chowing on in the months to come.
Here's what I did:
|First, we bought an insane amount of bananas. But it was less than three bucks for the whole bag and I was feeling thrifty. You can probably make do with two or three at a time.|
|Next, I sliced and laid them out on wax paper on a baking sheet.|
|Into the freezer! Two hours is probably enough time to get them good and firm. I threw all my extras into freezer bags.|
|Toss them into the food processor. This is probably three or four bananas. I was making a little extra since my parents were over for dinner.|
|Blend them up! It will take a few minutes - they will look chunky at first, but once they start to thaw a little bit it will be smoother. You should also periodically scrape the sides down with a spoon.|
|The finished product! You can stop here - totally delicious!|
|Or, if you're feeling a little crazy, you can add some peanut butter and chocolate chips. Mmmmmm.|
|Looks just like ice cream, right? Bliss.|
|The ultimate seal of approval.|
Happy Memorial Day!