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
2 bananas, chopped and frozen overnight (or for a few hours)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
For the topping:
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.
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!
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?
Sunnere & Sterkere med Proteinrik Mat, p. 124