How to Make Banana Soft-serve Ice Cream
According to the American Dietary Guidelines for 2015-2020 section on fruit we should be consuming about 2 cups of whole fruit per day. In addition to that, we should limit added sugars to less than 10% of what we consume in a day.
Given the Facts, let’s kill two birds with one stone here friends! We can limit sugary desserts and sub in tasty fruit in it’s place 👌👌.
Now let’s get to How to Make Banana Soft-serve Ice Cream! You will need a bunch of bananas (about 6 to make a batch) a dash of cinnamon, and a spoon of vanilla. I used a pineapple as a cute bowl (it is still pineapple theme month at OvenHug!) No fancy ice cream makers necessary – a standard blender will do.
Whip up a batch of this banana soft-serve ice cream. I guarantee you no one will believe that there is nothin’ but bananas, nonfat milk and a touch of spices in there. It tastes exactly like soft serve ice cream!!
How to Make Banana Soft-serve Ice Cream:
- 6 bananas
- ⅔ cup of nonfat milk
- 1 teaspoon of vanilla
- Couple shakes of ground cinnamon
- Peel and slice the bananas
- Store in a large zip lock freezer bag and freeze a minimum of 3 hours (over night for best results)
- Let frozen bananas sit at room temperature for 5 minutes or so
- Add bananas to blender
- Add nonfat milk to blender
- Add vanilla to blender
- Blend for about 45 seconds (do not over blend)
- Scrape down sides with a rubber spatula
- Blend another 10 seconds
- Sprinkle with cinnamon
- Stir and serve
In the spirit of our Pineapple theme, I’m sharing a video demo of how to core a pineapple. I use a coring device Bob ordered for me from Amazon – All Ware Stainless Pineapple Slicer. It works well, is relatively easy to clean and fairly easy to store. Warning: very sharp at the end, be careful when handling!!
Do you need inspiration for starting a ‘fruit for dessert’ trend in your family? How about a watermelon cake or fruit kabobs? What fun ideas have you tried for getting your family on-board for eating more fruit?