25 August 2014

Oh So Easy MOO Banana Ice Cream

MOO banana and hazelnut ice-cream

We were talking at the Workshop reunion about fruit ice-cream and I was quite surprised to realise that not everyone knew about this simple, fat free, dairy free, totally delicious and so easy to make "ice-cream".

All you need is banana. I usually use six large bananas at a time, but you can use just one or two depending on how many serves you want. This is a fabulous way to use up those soft bananas no one will eat, just pop them in the freezer until you're ready to make ice-cream then let them thaw for about half an hour before you use them.

Step 1. Peel your bananas first. Cut them into small pieces.

Step 2. Freeze for just 1-2 hours on a baking sheet or freezer safe plate.

Step 3. Put the frozen banana into the food processor (or a jug and use a stick blender) and blend, blend, blend – scraping down the sides of the bowl when they stick. Keep blending until the banana has reached the consistency of ice-cream.

At this stage you can eat it or put it into an air-tight container and freeze. It goes well in icy-pole moulds for individual banana pops too.

Want to glam it up a little? Try these variations:

Hazelnut Chocolate Banana Ice Cream

For every two frozen bananas you will need 4 tablespoons of chocolate hazelnut spread. Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in the choc hazelnut spread, transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Peanut Butter & Honey Banana Ice Cream

For every two bananas you will need 3 tablespoons of peanut butter (try crunchy for a delicious twist) and 2 teaspoons of honey. Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in peanut butter and honey and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

Strawberry Yoghurt Banana Ice Cream

For every two bananas you will need 2 tablespoons of plain, full fat yoghurt and 1/2 cup chopped fresh strawberries. Blend bananas in food processor until they are the consistency of soft serve ice cream. Blend in strawberries and yoghurt until smooth, and transfer to a freezer container and freeze until solid.

What other flavours can you come up with?



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4 comments:

  1. Oh my Cath, Yum Yum. Must try as i always have bananas left over.

    Can i ask a stupid question - what does MOO stand for?

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    1. Hi Lynda,

      No such thing as a stupid question, especially when it comes to Cheapskating. MOO stands for Make Our Own - the things we can make ourselves instead of buying.

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  2. I love your favour combos Cath. MMMMM, peanut butter. I'll try that. Actually I'll try them all. I mix banana, peach, plum and raspberries. Whatever fruit is in the freezer. I'm looking forward to having our own raspberries this year.

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    1. Wendy we use whatever we have if we don't like plain banana :) Mango goes well in summer when they are cheap enough to buy a box. The boys like cookies'n'cream - they just toss in a handful of biscuit crumbs from the bottom of the biscuit tin and sprinkle them over the top. Passionfruit is nice too, gives the banana a bit of tang instead of being so sweet.

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