Here you will find recipes past down from generations before me and quite a few new ones I have found along the way. When possible I will add a story that goes along with them.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Banana Maple Ice Cream !...No Dairy!

Wow! We know how  maple syrup is good for you and now add that to bananas and this is a good for you desert.
My diet restricted sister really liked it. I started with four bananas that I put in the freezer and......screeeeecch!....

...put on the brakes! 
See the problem up there in that picture of the lovely, frosted up bananas? 
Don't leave the peels on! I'll say it again, DON"T  LEAVE the peels on! I can't say in words strong enough for decent ears, so I will just wine pathetically.
 I am soooo sorry, so very sorry, I left the peels on! I had to carve the peels off like I was whittling a walking stick from a log. I wined and cussed a bit and whittled away and felt not so smart as family members walked by and said,
"I could have told you to peel  them first!"....
"Well then why didn't YOU?", I yelled and cast hateful looks as they walked away smirking, leaving me to pick teeny- tiny bits of slippery peel with my frost bit, numb fingers... but any hoo... "Sigh, sniffle!"... I eventually got the peels off. My fingers got back their feeling...Now back to the recipe.

You will need:
About 4 to 5 ripe bananas
2 Tablespoons of lime or lemon juice
3 Tablespoons of maple syrup

Step one
 Peel the bananas and chopped them into large pieces
Toss them with a little of the lemon or lime juice to keep their color and save the rest of the juice to add later.

Step two
Freeze the bananas. Freeze them hard!

Step Three
Put the bananas in to a food processor and blend ...

Looks a bit rough at first, just keep blending.
Now add the rest of the lemon juice and add in the maple syrup.
Blend some more, the texture will start to look very creamy and smooth and lighter.

When the mix is completely smooth and creamy, transfer into another container and put into the freezer till firm.
Scoop out with an ice cream scoop and serve. The texture is so much like real ice cream it is amazing! 
Next time I try this one it will be banana coconut.
Yeah Buddy!