I’ve never been particularly fond of bananas. It might be the years of smoothies my dad made for my breakfast as a child, but I’m more inclined to think it’s the texture.
They’re just so… mushy.
That’s why I was blown away the first time I tried this one ingredient ice cream made entirely from bananas. It is consistency is perfect. You can fool almost anyone into thinking this soft serve was spooned right out of some gourmet packaging.
The easy non-recipe:
Peel as many ripe bananas as you need (one per serving) and slice width wise and chunky, the way they’d appear in fruit salad before I pick them out.
Space these out on a plate, cover with wax paper or a paper towel, and stick them in the freezer for an hour or two.
Blend until you have ice cream.
Sometimes I’ll double the number of ingredients and add a spoonful of peanut butter, but even without that the chill of this treat keeps it from tasting too “bananay.”
I learned this recipe through word of mouth, but have since found a number of recipes out there, including the one at www.thekitchn.com which also supplies a number of mouthwatering photographs if you’re not yet convinced.
Erin Tewes – Brooklyn.