Friday, January 21, 2011

Yummy Yummy in my Tummy - Banana Soft Serve

I have a confession to make... I LOVE ice cream. LOVE IT! But I don't keep it in my house. I know that if I purchase a carton of ice cream I will not have the will power to stop after one 1/2 cup serving...I probably wouldn't stop after a  full cup serving either.
Because I know I can't keep it in the house, I only allow myself ice cream as a special treat and buy it by the cup or cone. I have my treat and I am finished. No constantly hearing the ice cream calling my name from the freezer :)

A couple of months ago I started reading Alissa's blog. I love her blog because she does picture posts of the food she eats each day. It is great for getting new food ideas. One of the things she mentioned on her blog was banana soft serve. Then I noticed she had the recipe listed in her Weight Watchers Recipes tab. The recipe seemed simple enough and I had all the ingredients...bananas :) Well, I tried it and fell in LOVE! This was my ice cream fix! I love banana ice cream and this is so yummy!

All you do is find a couple of bananas (I used one that was about to be too ripe to go in my morning breakfast bowl). Then peel them, stick them in a zip lock bag, and freeze them. I let mine freeze overnight, but you can let them go a couple of days in there too. When you are ready to make your soft serve, take your bananas out of the freezer and throw them in the microwave for about 15 seconds (this is very important, I tried it without doing the slight thaw and it is not nearly as "creamy" and yummy. Then you put them in a mini food chopper and pulse it a few times until it starts to look like ice cream. Then ENJOY! :) I have also added a tablespoon of peanut butter *SO SO GOOD*!

Honestly, I would have never imagined this being as good as it is. It totally takes away any cravings I have for ice cream. Plus you get a fruit in for the day!

Thanks to Alissa for letting me share this with you guys. And if you don't already read her blog, get over there and take a look. I think you will enjoy her :)

6 comments:

  1. Great idea! Now I'm craving that very thing.

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  2. I LOVE banana soft serve, too! :) It's so delicious and I find it unbelievable that it's just a banana!

    Have a great weekend! :)

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  3. Banana ice cream is one of my desert island foods!!! Definitely trying this this weekend!

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  4. Thank you for the award and for the banana idea!!!! =)

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  5. Yum! That banana ice cream sounds AWESOME!!

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