Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Banana "Ice Cream"

One of my new years resolutions was to cut back on sugar (specifically white, processed sugar). This is a tough one for me because I have a major sweet tooth. I saw this recipe floating around pinterest for a blended frozen banana ice cream substitute and thought it could be healthier way to curb my sugar cravings.

I gave it a try and was instantly in love! All you do is freeze a banana, then blend it in a food processor with a tablespoon of peanut butter and half a tablespoon of cocoa powder ( I used hot chocolate mix because I was out of cocoa powder making it slightly less healthy). To me it tastes just like soft serve ice cream and the banana, peanut butter and chocolate flavor combo is one of my all time favorites  We even made a large batch and saved some and it is totally scoopable. I can see that this will be a staple for me all summer long. It will totally satisfy my need for ice cream!


  1. Cool! I've been meaning to do this forever!

  2. Yay, found the comment button again! (I think my computer was just slow to put it up on the page last time). I love this idea, since I am also trying to curb my sweet tooth. Ryan and I are thinking of buying a little popsicle maker. It still requires sugar, but we figure it's still better to eat a popsicle made from green juice than to go out for ice cream.