Friday, August 31, 2012

Healthy Ice Cream

I originally saw the healthy one ingredient ice cream recipe over at TheKitchn.  All it is is frozen bananas all mashed up in a food processor. However, I never really felt tempted to try it because I just hate bananas!

When I was little, my mom, being a great mom, was always trying to get me to eat healthy.  She was really into getting me to "eat your bananas." I was never a big fan and one day I got really sick after eating a banana.  Then, I was diagnosed with the stomach flu.  Once I was healthy again, my mom offered me bananas.  I was skeptical because I got sick the last time, but she was adamant that I needed the potassium and that I would be just fine now that I didn't have the flu.  I ate that banana and proceeded to get sick immediately.  I don't know why, but I just can't stand raw bananas.  If they are all mashed up and baked in a banana bread I am totally fine (especially if there are chocolate chips involved).

Lately, I have been craving healthy sweets and I have simultaneously seen many variations on the 1 ingredient ice cream recipe.  The combination of these two things finally convinced me to give it a try.  I bought some bananas, froze them, and then food processed them.  I added in flavors that I like to help mask that horrible raw banana taste enhance the ice cream and it was amazing!

Now, mom, I will finally eat my bananas :)

Healthy Ice Cream

1 1/2 bananas, frozen and then cut into round slices
1 tbsp natural, creamy peanut butter
1 tbsp honey
topping of your choice (I crumbled up cookie crumbs from the Crazy Layer Cookie Bars I have sitting in my room)

1. Food process the banana rounds until well mashed.  Add in the peanut butter and honey and continue to process until smooth and creamy.  Enjoy immediately as a soft-serve style and sprinkle in your favorite toppings or, place in a container and freeze for a few hours until set.

Enjoy :)

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  1. Personally I love bananas and have at least two everyday. So, this ice cream is right up my alley. Maybe I'll make little single serve portions and I'll have healthy ice cream whenever I want it! Your flavor combo sounds like it would go really well together and be delicious :)

  2. Looks really good. I love bananas! Thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday! Don't forget to come back and VOTE on Sunday!

  3. This looks delicious and thanks for sharing on Foodie Friends Friday. Newest follower