When I was a kid and I wanted something sweet, my mom would always say “Have a piece of fruit”. For someone with a sweet tooth, a piece of fruit is a pretty sorry excuse for the treat that I really wanted. If only she knew about homemade banana ice cream. Frozen bananas and a little bit of milk together make something that is almost exactly like ice cream and totally satisfies any desire for a treat.
You’ll need to do a little planning ahead. When the bananas on your counter get overly ripe and mushy to the point where they are too yucky to eat its time to freeze them. The key to the whole thing is to peel the bananas before you freeze them. If you don’t peel them first, it will be very frustrating to remove the peels from frozen bananas. So peel your very ripe bananas, freeze them for several hours and put them in the food processor with the milk of your choice. I’ve tried them with 2% milk, half&half and even with almond milk. Drizzle a little chocolate syrup on top to make it extra special.
- 3 overly ripe bananas
- ¼ cup of milk
- chocolate syrup (optional)
Peel the bananas and put them on a small tray or plate so they are not touching each other. Once they are completely frozen (at least 6 hours) put them in a food processor with the milk and blend until all chunks are smoothed out. Enjoy immediately. Serves 2-3.