I'm trying to be healthy. Well........sure. Healthy. Er. Ish. Adjacent.
At the rate I
consume make ice cream, I should switch it up now and then for a less cream laden variety. Enter: the banana.
Yes, I've heard and laughed at this idea of the yo-nanas frozen banana soft serve. Sorry, but as a die hard ice cream addict, I just can't get behind it. That said, I had a brief moment of health consciousness and decided to try it out the only way I enjoy eating bananas....covered in sugar.
Did I say health conscious? Well.......um........it contains no cream. So that's something.
All said and done, I actually rather enjoy it. I'm surprised by the consistency. The addition of 1 tablespoon of rum keeps the banana puree from freezing to a rock solid state, allowing it to remain scoopable after freezing and truly does add to the creamy consistency. In all, it really is rather like ice cream, and a rather delightful one at that.
As for healthy..........well...........er? ish? adjacent?
Bananas Foster Ice Cream
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup milk
1/2 tsp. Vietnamese cinnamon
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1 tablespoon rum
Mix all ingredients except bananas in a small sauce pan. Stir over medium heat until all the brown sugar is dissolved.
Peal and chop the bananas.
Put pealed bananas and warm sauce into a food processor. Pulse until completely smooth.
Pour into the bowl of your ice cream make. Follow manufacturers instructions.
Place into suitable freezing container and freeze for 2 hours.