I cannot recall where I first saw this idea for making ‘soft serve’ from frozen bananas (my best guess would be Pinterest) but having given it a try, I think it is awesome. It is so easy and given that it’s school holidays here right now my suggestion to Immy that we make ice cream for breakfast was a hit!
I had pre-cut three bananas into roughly 1.5cm chunks and spread them out onto a lined tray to freeze overnight. Then it was simply a matter of throwing them into the food processor (though I have read that a blender works as well) and hitting start. Process or blend until smooth. By this stage ours had melted a little (more the consistency of a very soft mousse) so as we served each portion we popped it back into the freezer for a few minutes.
The bananas by themselves were perfect for AJ (image at top) but you can easily add other ingredients for a range of flavour sensations. For Immy and myself, I added a tablespoon of cocoa powder and a teaspoon of vanilla essence (play around with the quantities until it is just right for you – I would have loved more of the chocolate flavour but didn’t want to make it too rich for Immy).
Next time I am going to add fresh strawberries as well!
If you are a family of banana lovers be sure to check out my latest post for Dettol’s Mission for Health where I share four more fun banana food ideas, including something for the littlest family member, an idea for school lunches and a family meal suggestion.
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