Thursday, May 24, 2012

No Fuss or Guilt-free Ice-cream

Have you ever tried making ice-cream at home? Do you think you have to invest on an ice-cream maker for that? Does the calorie guilt bother you? Here is an awesome solution for all these. This does not require ice-cream maker. This is a dairy free (yeah!!! No cream in the ice-cream!!) and a single ingredient ice-cream. Do you want to take a guess what that single ingredient is? its Bananas. Yep, Just bananas.
You will definitely scream for this ice-cream.....
Although I am not a fan of banana. My husband is. I loved every bit of it. This did not leave the banana taste in the end. I found this recipe on pinterest a couple of days ago and I thought I will give it a try. I did not expect such good results. For my surprise, it did turn out great! Thanks to Jen for a great recipe like this. Here is her blog with the detailed recipe. You can get creative with this one and try it with different flavors. I added cocoa for chocolate flavor, may be next time I will try it with peanut butter, nutella or some fresh fruits.

Preparation time: less than 15 mins
Freezing time: 1-2 hrs
Quantity: 3 large scoops

Spotted or ripe bananas - 2 nos
Vanilla extract  (optional) - 1/2 T spn
Cocoa, unsweetened (optional) - 1 1/2 T spn
Sugar (optional) -  2 T spn or to taste

1. Cut the ripe bananas and freeze them for an hour or two (depends on your freezer settings)
2. Put it in a blender or food processor and blend it till the frozen bananas turn to smoothie-like consistency (expect to stop in between to scrape the edges of blender)
3. Add vanilla extract, sugar and add any flavor - cocoa or peanut butter or fruits or nuts or even nutella. I used cocoa.
4. Freeze it again for an hour
5. Scoop that awesomeness and enjoy! (:

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