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 healthy substitute for dessert? Choose Banana Cream Sundaes instead of ice cream to avoid the empty calories and get a potassium rich delcious dessert instead.
Servings: 4 (161 G )
Prep Time: 5 Minutes
Cook Time: None
- 4 bananas (sliced, frozen)
- ½ cup grated coconut (Frozen or fresh, not sweetened)
- ½ cup fresh cherries
- ¼ cup cocktail peanuts
Place frozen bananas in a blender. Puree until they reach the texture of soft serve ice cream. Either place in the freezer in an airtight container for a hard-serve style treat or divide into four dishes to serve immediately. Divide toppings equally among servings and enjoy!