It isn’t even Memorial Day and the weather here in Michigan is as hot & steamy as a typical August afternoon. Even at six this morning, our temperatures were nearing the 70s and the humidity was already upon us. So what does this sudden emergence of summertime mean? Unwavering, unstoppable cravings for ice cream, that’s what. But seeing as it will surely be a long summer, and daily trips to TCBY may be a little rough on both my wallet and my waistline, I decided I needed a substitute. And after some searching through the lovely world of food blogs, I discovered something wonderful. Faux Frozen Yogurt made from bananas. Amazingly, putting frozen bananas through a food processor produces a creamy, almost flavorless base in which you can add chocolate, peanut butter or whatever delicious mix in floats your boat to create a perfect ice cream substitute. But the thing is…it tastes so much like the real thing that you may forget you aren’t indulging in ice cream every day. This frosty, creamy treat has become my new nightly ritual and after one trial, I’m sure it will become yours as well. A daily serving of fruit that tastes like a decadent dessert? Doesn’t get much better than that.
Ingredients: 2 servings
- 2 medium bananas, diced & frozen
- 1 tablespoon peanut butter
- 1-2 teaspoons chocolate syrup
- Chop bananas into bite sized pieces, wrap in plastic wrap & freeze overnight
- In a food processor, blend frozen bananas until mixture becomes creamy. This process takes about five minutes.
- Add peanut butter & chocolate syrup and blend until just mixed
- Serve and enjoy!