7/07/2011

One (or two, or three) ingredient ice-cream

One ingredient ice-cream. It couldn't possibly be any good. I figured it had to be one of those nasty, health tricks like substituting carob for chocolate or applesauce for oil. Especially when the one ingredient is bananas.

But I bookmarked it anyway. We always seem to have one or two random bananas hanging around and, at the very least, it could be a good way to use them up.

This morning I gave Ethan the task of reading the recipe and performing the first few steps while I was busy with something else. You'd think I asked him to decipher hieroglyphics. This child needs more time in the kitchen.

If you ever need a few (hundred) yawns, get your eight-year-old to cut two bananas into small rounds. Like watching the grass grow. S O S L O W.

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Ethan was under the mistaken impression that we were supposed to then cook the bananas. Good thing I'd read the directions ahead of time. We stuck them in the freezer instead.

Late afternoon we took them out, popped them in my ancient food processor and chopped, as directed. Behold, creamy bananas! Delicious all by themselves.

Ethan insisted we add peanut butter as the link suggests and if he'd had his way we would have thrown in any other sugary substance we had lying around. I let him add some caramel sauce, we returned it to the freezer to harden up a little and after dinner it was done.



Quite good, really. Not ice cream but not carob either.

4 comments:

Heidi said...

OMG, maybe it's because I have been dieting like a fool, but that looks AMAZING.....

gretchen said...

Wow, that does look really, really good. I'm tempted to try it myself: even I can handle a recipe with only one ingredient!

lis said...

Made it today: my guest and I enjoyed it to the max, especially in this heat! I added a little fresh ginger. She liked maple syrup and chopped walnuts. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Liane said...

Yeah, love hearing that, Lisa!