Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Pin FTW Blog Hop: My new favorite (clean) ice cream

So, my mom (whose birthday happens to be today - happy birthday, mom!!!) has been on my case to freeze bananas since she started doing it a year or so ago. She says frozen bananas make THE BEST smoothies. I've been ignoring her advice because I don't like frozen fruit (or ice really) and thinking about it makes my teeth hurt. Annnnyway. A week or so ago, my friend Amy was over and she said something to the effect of: Hey, I see some fruit flys eyeing your bananas. Maybe you should freeze them!? And, of course, in my head I was grumbling that someone else thinks freezing bananas is a good idea. So, in an effort not to be wasteful and let those stupid little bugs near our bananas, I bagged them up and threw them in the freezer. 

I didn't think about them again until I saw this pin. It was Sunday afternoon; a random chocolate ice cream snack sounded good, so I whipped up a batch. Oh. My. Goodness. This recipe (which takes about 60 seconds to prepare) is well worth making and I think it will be my go-to recipe when we have ice cream for dessert. The chocolate/banana/pb mixture tastes rich and it's the perfect ice cream texture. If you don't like the thought of mixing these flavors, be sure to visit the original pin. She posted links to other ideas as well. 

Now, I'm sure you have questions. Here are some answers: 

  1. No, the plain cocoa powder does not taste disgusting.
  2. No, it doesn't need sugar (the bananas make up for that).
  3. I used 1TB of crunchy PB as opposed to the 2TB the recipe called for and it was fine (and I saved myself a bunch of calories!)
  4. Yes, crunchy peanut butter is awesome - it's like having peanuts in your ice cream.
  5. I mixed it in my Ninja blender.
  6. Yes, I will make it again. And again and again and again.
  7. No, I'm still not using frozen bananas in my smoothies. ....I don't think.
So, there you have it. I'm SO glad I got pushed into freezing bananas so I could bring you this Pin for this Wednesday. What's been Pinteresting to you this week??

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  1. In your post, please link to your original source – the pin you got the idea from.
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  1. I have been obsessed with the frozen banana, cocoa and peanut butter smoothies! I love the combination of those three flavors!

  2. So what's the recipe for this yummy ice cream!?

    1. Hi Megan! It's just one frozen banana, 1T of natural PB and about another tablespoon of cocoa. Blend and enjoy. YUM!!!! You can also add in other things, like nuts or coconut. :)


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