I can’t confess to creating this – in fact there are many recipes and variations online – I was slightly skeptical to be honest but hugely pleased with the end result and more importantly so was Cam.
There is just one ingredient – bananas – that is it, absolutely nothing else whatsoever so not only is suitable for a dairy free diet but any diet – unless you are allergic or intolerant to bananas of course. I guess it not technically ‘ice–cream’ but it is so very near in texture.
It is really very simple to make, simply slice a banana (about 1″ thick) and pop into the freezer in container/tray in a single layer for a couple of hours. Gently pulse the frozen banana in your blender – I use my Lakeland Compact Chopper – until it resembles fine breadcrumbs. Then blend until it forms together. I must confess at this stage I thought it wasn’t going to work but after a minute or two of blending and stopping to scrape mixture down from the sides, the mixture suddenly comes together so keep with it!
Cam likes to eat the ice-cream as soon as it is made & slightly soft but you can easily pop back into the freezer if you prefer it a little more solid. I don’t know how long it would keep in the freezer as there is never any left over!
Roughly one banana makes one serving, and I have found that the bananas need to be quite ripe but with no black bits.
The verdict from Cam – a definite thumbs up!!