It’s summer time in the southern hemisphere and the weather is fiiiiinnnneeee.
Actually, it’s perfect ice cream weather given we are going to be in the 30’s most of the week.
Ice cream is always a crowd favourite on a hot day, so I thought I’d share a deliciously healthy alternative to ice-cream – Banana Whip.
I first found out about Banana Whip from Rosemary Stanton’s recipe book “Healthy Eating for Australian Families”, a chrissy present a few years back. This simple, yet delicious concept blew my mind! When you blend frozen bananas for long enough, they turn into soft serve. It’s an ice-cream miracle! I’ve since found out that Banana Whip is actually a thing that many people know about, and there are lots of yummy versions out there. I feel like part of a secret club, like I’m in on this super ace secret that I’m about to share with you. So listen up, gear up your tastebuds and thoroughly enjoy this tasty chilled treat, which, by the way, is only 105 calories. Winning!
BANANA WHIP 1 banana serves 1 person 1) Freeze the banana for at least 2 hours, preferably overnight in a freezer bag 2) Break the bananas in to chunks and process in a food processor until the chunks break up and turn into a thick creamy soft serve (takes ~ 3 – 5 minutes) 3) Serve in a bowl, soft serve cone or straight from the mixing bowl, whatever floats your boat!
Mix-in ideas Now for the fun part. Whilst this recipe is ridiculously easy, requiring only one ingredient, you can play around with flavours and textures, making it also incredibly versatile. Do you wanna marry Banana Whip yet?
- Small handful of chopped nuts
- Grated chocolate
- A dash of milk and honey
- Sweetened condensed milk
- A little bit of yoghurt can add to the creaminess
- Spoonful of peanut butter
- Dollop of peanut butter
- Frozen berries