Wednesday, June 20, 2012

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Sunday, June 17, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Bananas Recipe

Yes, this is just bananas, cocoa powder and peanut butter
I am so excited about this.  Let me repeat: SO EXCITED! Last year I noticed a product that made "ice cream" from bananas.  Of course, it contains no dairy, so not really ice cream.  I wanted that product.  I imagined myself losing 50 pounds instantly, but it was a little pricey and had mixed reviews.  I didn't get one.  Fast forward to a few weeks ago when I stumbled upon a blog post where the writer (Sorry I forget where) just used a food processor.  Duh!  Why did I think I needed a special machine for this?  I can't believe I fell for that!

Last night I cut up 3 whole bananas into slices about half an inch thick.  I stuck them in a freezer bag overnight.  This morning I dumped the bananas into the food processor with a dollop (probably about 2 tbsp) natural peanut butter and 2 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder.  Then, I turned on the food processor.  It was loud.  I let it run a minute or so, and then shut it off.  I repeated this a few times, scraping the top occasionally.  Then it happened... instead of chopped bananas, the concoction turned creamy and looked JUST LIKE ICE CREAM!  I excitedly dished out some for my 2 kids and myself.  We had ice cream for breakfast! And it was healthy!!!  I honestly didn't really detect much of the banana flavor.  My husband, who I insisted try a bite, said it tasted just like bananas.  I'm thinking of all the possibilities: banana and cherry, banana and pineapple, chocolate banana, coconut banana, banana walnut... lots of ideas.  You need to try this!  I couldn't believe how well it worked!  The grocer is going to wonder why I'm suddenly buying so many more bananas.