Dairy free ice cream is expensive. Delicious but so expensive. We have got through a lot of it in recent weeks and I have wondered how easy it would be to make my own. A few days ago, I read an article about freezing and blending bananas to make ice cream and today I decided to give it a go.
Here is the link. http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-creamy-ice-cream-w-93414
I was sceptical at first, but had some bananas on the turn and had the option of throwing them out ( the kids won’t eat them once the skins are speckled) or being brave and trying something new. I hate waste and love a challenge, so chopped them up, froze them and waited for the right moment.
Today was a bit rainy and I was running out of activities for the children, so decided today would be the day. I was amazed. It really does work. The recipe promises that all you need are some frozen banana pieces and a food processor. Too good to be true? The bananas melt quite quickly and watching them flying round the food processer and quickly turning into ‘ice cream’ was very exciting.
Even better was the smell when I took the lid off. It was such an intense banana aroma and the soft but icy, almost slushy texture was very inviting. In went the spoon and I was thrilled to discover it was perfect. Possibly a bit sweet for some, so I decided to blend some with a bit of the Swedish Glace vanilla dairy free ice cream we had in the freezer. A clever way to make the expensive stuff go a bit further and taste a bit different. Would recommend this one to anyone – dairy free or not.