Thursday, June 26, 2014

Banana "Ice Cream" (Vegan, Gluten-free)

I'm not a huge banana fanatic, but do like a good slice of banana bread and love a good ole' frozen banana dipped in chocolate.

I had heard about the idea of pureeing frozen bananas to create "ice cream," but was skeptical.

I am no longer a skeptic.

Super easy and a sweet, guiltless treat, frozen banana "ice cream" is a refreshing summer alternative to frozen yogurt or ice cream.

Here's the easy way to make it!

Frozen Banana "Ice Cream" (Vegan, Gluten-free)

3-4 over-ripe bananas
optional:  1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
toppings:  salty peanuts, chocolate syrup, sprinkles, etc.

Freeze the bananas overnight or for a few hours:

Prepare your food processor as you allow the bananas to thaw about 5-10 minutes:

Peel the bananas (snapping them in half will help) and place the chunks in the food processor, along with the vanilla, if desired:

Process for a minute, scrape the sides and continue to process until smooth:

Scoop into a bowl, and enjoy!:

Serves 2-3.

Life is sweet,