Of course, being foodies a bunch of us started talking about different flavorings to add to it & decided to all post our creations this week. Matt & I decided to go the alcohol route & flavor our "ice cream" like a daiquiri.
This treat could not be easier to make & really gives you the ice cream experience without all the stuff that makes ice cream not exactly the healthiest treat. Making it doesn't require a recipe just a few directions.
- Peel & slice the banana into coins. The banana should be ripe but not overly soft. We used some that had just started to get a few brown spots. We used 4 bananas & got 4 small servings.
- Freeze banana coins on a plate until solid, ours took about two hours.
- Put frozen banana slices into a food processor & start processing. You'll need to keep stopping to scrape down the sides & push the bananas down. It will look crumbly at first but slowly turn into creamy goodness.
- Add your flavorings of choice & mix in. For our flavor, we added a tablespoon of Grand Marnier and a tablespoon of rum. If I had had some on hand I would have also added a little lime juice, Matt thought it didn't need it with the Grand Marnier. You are not cooking anything here so remember this will have alcohol in it.
I thought it was very much like ice cream. Matt said it wasn't ice cream but it was really good. The picture at the top of this post is how it looked after spending a night in the freezer. It had firmed up a bit more but was still soft enough to scoop easily (the alcohol probably aided with this). I think if you served this to guests or your kids no one would know it wasn't ice cream & you we're just giving them blended, frozen fruit.
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