Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Healthy Three Ingredient Ice Cream Recipe

Okay. I know this basic recipe has been all over the internet.  But I'm a bit slow on the uptake and have just gotten around to trying it.  And I am so glad I did.  Mr. Peculiar loved it.  The kids loved it.  I loved it.

And the next day?  When I had ice cream for breakfast?  No guilt.  None. Nada. Zip. Zero. Zilch.

Six Bananas
1/8 to 1/4 cup Cocoa Powder
2 tsp Instant Espresso Powder (my secret ingredient)
Milk (optional)

Peel bananas, cut into slices and freeze for ~ 2 hours.  Place in a food processor and begin blending.  Be patient.  Blending took longer than I anticipated.  A touch of milk helps to speed up the processes.  As does scraping down the sides of the processor.   When nice and creamy add cocoa and espresso powder to taste (the espresso powder really helps bring out the chocolate flavor).  Serve and enjoy.

Many of the recipes recommend using very ripe bananas as, apparently, the banana flavor is less apparent.  Now me?  I like bananas.  And not only do I like them but I like them slightly green.  So that's what I used.  It resulted in a delicious chocolate flavor with a hint of banana.

You can also experiment with all sorts of additions.  Peanut butter.  Honey.  Agave.  Maple syrup.  You name it.   I can't wait to play around with different ingredients.  If you've not already tried this get thee to the kitchen ASAP.  You won't regret it!


1 comment:

Liz said...

Bananas and strawberries also make awesome ice cream :)