Here’s a super simple healthy dessert idea that we got from Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood – Banana Swirl Ice Cream. Check your local PBS station for this fun new show from The Fred Rogers Company (yes, THAT Mr. Rogers).
Ingredients: Ripe bananas, overripe is better.
I know most people automatically think “Oh, the bananas are turning brown I have to make banana bread.” Don’t get me wrong, I like banana bread, especially my mother-in-laws super loaded version. But, sometimes you want something a little different and a little less work (and a lot less fat).
Peel the bananas and slice into 1 – 2 ” slices and drop them in a freezer bag and put in the freezer. Or throw them in whole and slice them with a sharp knife just before preperation. When completely frozen put them in the food processor or blender and mix until smooth. It helps if you defrost a few pieces in the microwave for a few seconds (not all, just one or two), or leave on the counter for a few minutes until some of the bananas start to thaw. Put in bowls and serve. You could put sprinkles or chocolate syrup or other ice cream toppings on top. My J likes it plain.
UPDATE: March 6, 2014 – I just figured out a simpler and better method for making this that even a preschooler can make “by myself”. Click here to check it out: Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood Banana Swirl – Kid Friendly Instructions.
Until next time, happy eating.