One of my life-long dreams is to be able to eat ice cream any time without guilt. And Isn't it everyone's secret dream, really? And doesn't it seem as impossible as any pipe dream ever did? Well guess what? You can.
I have discovered -- thanks to the wonderous internet -- that it is possible to create a deliciously sweet and creamy ice cream that is TOTALLY GUILT FREE. It's even GOOD FOR YOU!!! This ice cream is made from ONE ingredient. No additives, no preservatives, no dairy, no sugar, no packaging, and no ice cream maker necessary. It's true! I made it, I tried it, and now I am totally addicted to it, and that is actually a good thing!
We must now all bow down and give thanks to the almighty banana. For it is the banana, so simple and unpretentious in its yellow peel, happy to be the butt of so many slapstick jokes, that has this secret, magical quality: it turns into ice cream.
It couldn't be easier: simply peel and chop up 3 ripe bananas and stick them in a bowl in your freezer. Wait about 5 hours until they are frozen and pop them in the food processor. I tried it in my blender first, but it wasn't really powerful enough and almost fried itself. The food processor works like a breeze. Just blend until smooth That's it!
My favorite version so far, and the one I make about every other day, is a 3-ingredient ice cream: bananas, 2 T crunchy almond butter, and 2 t agave syrup. SO DELICIOUS!!!
Here is a fabulous article that will give you other add-in ideas like strawberries, cocoa and dulce cinnamon! I just love that this is so good for kids, too! It really is a dream come true. http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-creamy-ice-cream-w-93414