When we saw this awesome tutorial from Come Together Kids on making ice cream from only bananas, our first thought was “Does it earn Guiding Stars once you put it on the cone?” Sadly, the answer is no. The partially hydrogenated oils in most cones mean trans fat, and when you figure in the added sugar, the cone outweighs the nutritional value of the banana to give you a snack that doesn’t quite earn Guiding Stars.
The crazy, awesome news is that you can have an ice cream sundae with this banana ice cream that certainly does earn one Guiding Star. The trick is to keep the fruit fresh and include star-earning nuts. If you decide to splurge and add some sauce, stick to a homemade chocolate syrup that let’s you control the amount of sugar.
Looking for a more nutritious way to satisfy your sweet tooth? Frozen bananas can be pureed into a satisfying substitute for ice cream. Topped with fresh cherries, coconut, and nuts, it’s a downright treat.
Tip: Freeze bananas that are brown and very ripe for the sweetest dish.
Servings: 4 (154 g )
Prep Time: 5 min.
- 4 bananas, frozen and sliced
- ½ cup grated coconut
- ½ cup cherries, pitted and halved
- ¼ cup peanuts
- Place frozen bananas in a blender. Pureé until they reach the texture of soft-serve ice cream.
- Top with remaining ingredients and serve immediately.