Friday, May 5, 2017

Easy Low Fat Ice Cream

Photo: King Arthur's Flour
Nothing beats Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice cream. The cold, slurpy scoops of goodness (2 scoops, one is never enough!) must be what Homer names ambrosia, the food of the gods. B & J's ice cream contains rich cream and loads of sugar, but undoubtedly, it is worth every single calorie. So delicious!

Well I cannot duplicate the results of the Ice Cream Masters, but what I like to do with my overripe bananas is make an, easy, refreshing, creamy, low fat ... and yes, healthy ice cream in a food processor.

When my bananas get too ripe to eat, I slice one up, throw it into a container, or plastic seal bag and store it in the freezer. When I feel like a dessert, I use it. If I slice 4 overripe bananas, I still freeze each one separately for single serves. Here's how I like to make and flavor the ice cream:

Quick Chocolate Moca Ice Cream

Ingredients (for one serving. You can always double, or triple the servings):

1 sliced frozen banana
a tiny bit of milk (about 1 tablespoon)
1 tablespoon of cocao, cocoa or Dutch chocolate powder
A sprinkle of instant coffee (I use decaffeinated coffee for desserts.)
A sprinkle of sugar, or Stevia

Directions:
Photo: Brit & Co

Throw all the ingredients (except for the sprinkle of sugar) into a food processor. Pulse; then blend until smooth and creamy. Scoop into a bowl, or on top of a cone to eat. Top with a sprinkle of sugar, if you wish. 

You can also make a plain banana ice cream without the other ingredients, but I would get tired of only banana ice cream and much prefer chocolate-mocha ice cream. Also you can leave off the sprinkle of sugar, but I like the extra sweetness. (If you toss the sugar into the food processor, the sweatness gets lost in the mixture, that's why I save it as a finisher.) Keep the dessert simple with just a sprinkle of sugar, or get fancy by topping with syrup; chocolate shavings; shredded nuts; or coconut.  

Slurp away and enjoy!

You may also enjoy:
Coffee, People Love It!
Overnight Chia Seed Chocolate Pudding  
Coffee Walnut Cake: High Tea My Way
Chocolate Was Once A Beverage For The Rich 

2 comments:

  1. Yay, I love this recipe!!! I always have frozen bananas and we get tired of making banana cake. Bananas get over-ripe so quickly here, because of the heat and humidity. This is a life-changer Debbie:))

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    1. Don't bannas spoil quickly, Trish! I, too, am thrilled to have this recipe. Before making it, I was making a lot of banana pudding, which is much more waist expanding then this low calorie and super easy dessert. You will love it ... as will Mr. C and Little Aussie.

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