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Thursday, 31 January 2013

Banana Ice Cream

I remember a while ago reading somewhere that you could make a super quick ice-cream using just one ingredient - ripe bananas!

So, instead of making banana bread, which would just add some grams to my body, I decided to use the four over ripe bananas in my fruit bowl to make an healthy ice-cream instead.

Peel and slice the bananas and put in a container in the freezer during a couple of hours.


When frozen, put in the food processor and mix for a while, using a spatula to scrape the sides of the bowl until it all becomes a smooth paste.
I added a tablespoon of honey and just to make it a little wicked I added 2 teaspoons of Baileys (Irish Cream Liqueur) as well.



When the mix was smooth, I  scraped every last bit from the mixer bowl, put in a serving dish and into the freezer again, to be served after dinner.





Before serving I poured another tot of Baileys (Irish Cream liqueur) just for good measure.
This was enough for 3 servings.

Yummy and super quick too!!
I might add one or two figs next time, as it's fig season and my tree is full of beautiful sweet figs.
What else would go well with bananas? A couple of diced walnuts might be nice too.
Anything else you could suggest?


18 comments:

  1. I've had the "ice cream" but not with Bailey's. Love it!!! Am going to have some tonight!

    Hugs,
    Terri

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  2. Love this recipe and it's so simple!

    What a great way of utilizing ripe bananas

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  3. Ohhh I love this icecream, we make it here without the bailies. My hubby would love it with a dash of wickedness :)

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  4. that is amazing! Just bananas? I froze some mangoes and mixed them with plain greek yoghurt in the blender. That made awesome ice cream.

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  5. HI Terri, Carole, and Aimee:
    It tastes great with the Baileys, I also thought Port wine might be another alternative.
    Gill: I love mangoes and they are still available in the shops. I usually cut a mango in tiny pieces and add to Greek yogurt, but had never thought of making ice-cream. Another good idea, thanks!

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  6. I've been wanting to try this! The Bailey's sounds like a fabulous addition! (visiting from the Grow Your Blog event)

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  7. Hi Sami,
    Thank you for sharing the easy recipe - sounds yummy.
    Happy Day,
    Blessings,
    Erin

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  8. My sister & I have discussed the banana ice cream recipes. We haven't been gutsy enough to try it. Your's sounds delicious. I don't know what Baileys is though. I love your tutorial, it's fun and tasty. Thanks for making it and sharing it with us. :)

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  9. HI E.C. - Baileys is a liqueur (Irish Cream liqueur)made with whisky and cream (there are even home made versions) I hardly ever drink, but I will have a Baileys on ice, once in a while...

    Thanks Erin.

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  10. Thanks Sami. Very creative way to spice up the ice cream. :)

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  11. Thanks Sami, this is a recipe I will be trying first thing tomorrow morning, i have all the children in the family coming for a swim in the afternoon, this will be perfect..and healthy!!

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  12. Que bom aspecto! Provava já um bocado. :-)

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  13. JM - ficou muito bom, acho q ate vou deixar bananas ficarem maduras para fazer mais vezes.

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  14. Grace, just omit the Baileys for the kids, lol, you don't want them to drown.

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  15. Que boa ideia! Eu nunca sei o que fazer às bananas velhas...
    E adicionar canela? Acho que ia bem com as bananas e o Baileys. Vou experimentar ;)

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  16. Boa idea a canela Sara. Obrigada.

    Great idea to add cinnamon Sara. Thanks

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