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Published October 17th 2011
This recipe is as simple as they come. It's great for anyone looking for a healthier alternative to ice-cream, young children, vegetarians, vegans (switch the milk for soy) or anyone looking for a simple treat that's out of the ordinary.
Serves 2 small servings. You can double if you want to make a big batch, but you'll notice while eating it that you don't really want too much anyway.
Ingredients: 1. Two ripe bananas (you can use non-ripe bananas but I've noticed the ripe ones work better) 2. 1-2 tablespoons of milk 3. A splash of vanilla essence
Method: 1. A day before you plan on making this chop up your bananas and place into a seal lock bag and pop them in the freezer. Overnight works best as they'll freeze up more, but even a few hours before dessert should do the trick.
2. Once the bananas are frozen and you're ready to make your 'ice-cream' place them into a bowl, and add your milk and vanilla essence.
3. Using an electric hand blender (or a regular blender if that's all you have) blend until you're bananas look like ice-cream. Try not to over-mix. If you don't find it a bit runny just pop it back in the freezer for a few minutes before eating.
4. You can serve it as it is or dress it up with chocolate chips, nuts or anything else you fancy. Don't be discouraged by the look of it, it tastes great.