Thursday, 21 August 2014

Banananice Cream with Caramelised Walnuts

You might have seen it on blogs a-plenty over the last year or so, but it was only the other day I got to try this tasty banana soft-serve, and you know what? It wont be the last! This ice cream is so healthy, you can have it for breakfast! Which is....exactly what I did *smiles*

Banananice Cream with Caramelised Walnuts
(Serves 1)

2 bananas, chopped and frozen overnight (or for a few hours)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract

For the topping:
Handful walnuts
1 tsp light butter (vegan options available)
1 tbsp xylitol/sukrin gold/brown sugar

- For the topping, simply melt butter in a small frying pan along with the sweetener and add the walnuts, toast for a minute or two and set aside.

- Leave the frozen banana out for about 10-15 minutes to give it a chance to soften a little, before having it in a food processor with the vanilla extract, or use a stick blender to whizz until the bananas are just broken up and you have a smooth mixture.

Top the banananice cream with the walnuts and syrup and enjoy.

This. is. so. good!

Tips - Should you happen to have some leftover brownie or cookies, why not crumble it up and swirl it through the icecream? I only thought of this aaaafter I had demolished this bowl of awesomeness, dang!

If you want a little bit more of a zing, why not try and whizz a cup each of pitted frozen cherries and frozen diced mango? I am sure a strawberry/mango mix would be delicious too!

1/2 cup each of frozen cherries and mango blitzed up!

I also wanted to tell you about a couple of syrups I found in a health shop quite some time ago (which means I've had the chance to sample them thoroughly, hehe). They are called Sweet Freedom, and so far I have seen a normal syrup and a "Chot-Shot" which is basically like chocolate sauce. Sweet Freedom only used sugar from fruits, and so it is a little healthier!
My opinion, is quite split between these two, I mean, of course they wont be the same as normal syrups or chocolate sauces, but there is something a little "off" in the flavour of the syrup.

I love the chocolate sauce though, and am often found drizzling the lovely dark stuff on top of porridge and granola. It took me a little while to get used to the flavour, because it doesn't taste like normal, dark chocolate. Anyway, Choc-Shot get a thumbs up from me!

Have you tried the syrups or other products from Sweet Freedom before? And what is your favourite homemade ice cream?

Original source:
Sunnere & Sterkere med Proteinrik Mat, p. 124

- Jules


  1. Ahh you can't beat banana ice cream!! SOOO tasty!!
    I love the addition of caramelized walnuts.

    I don't think we have this brand of syrups in the US! I have tried other brands and found all of them terribly sweet (like, all I ever taste is sugar). I'm glad you found a product you enjoy!! :)

    1. I know right? I love adding chopped nuts to desserts, just for that little bit of a crunch :) Sometimes it's even nice when they're lightly salted, mmm ^ ^

      I was a little let down by the normal syrup, but I have gotten used to the chocolate now, and it's a nice compromise to top porridge and yogurts and such with it on the weekdays :) Bonus for being all natural too! x

  2. Jeg ELSKER nice cream og spiser det gjerne til lunsj! Denne varianten høres nyyydelig ut!

    1. Prøv med karameliserte valnøtter om du har muligheten :) Det eeeeer så godt! Pleier og ha det på havregrøten også, mmmm ^ ^
      Passer til frokost, lunsj og dessert spør du meg, men så er vi glade I søtsaker da ;) x

  3. You have written so perfectly, thanks for having your appearance with this blog

    1. Hi Ashley!
      Thank you so much for stopping by, and for your kind words 😊 x