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?