Years ago I was introduced to this recipe. It has been a staple in my home ever since! This yummy frozen treat tastes just as good as ice cream, but it is light and fresh. I collect bits and pieces of leftover fruit (you know, the half of a banana left on the counter top, the loose grapes, strawberries that are too ripe, leftover fresh fruit salad, the last of the watermelon, etc.) and freeze them in a labeled container, adding to it as I get more. I often buy the very cheap overripe bananas just to peel and freeze for this purpose. Peeling is a great job for toddlers! Serve in an ice cream cone, dip in nuts and coconut and put a cherry on the top for a great treat!
- Ripe bananas, frozen
- Strawberries, frozen
- Any ripe fruit, frozen
- Ice cream cones
- Coconut, unsweetened and shredded
- Nuts, chopped
- Cherries, ripe or frozen
Peel ripe bananas, cut into chunks and lay on a cookie sheet and freeze. Wash, trim and freeze strawberries (or pitted cherries, apricots, peach slices, kiwi, grapes, etc.). Put a few banana chunks and frozen strawberries in blender and blend until smooth. You will need to stop the blender and push the fruit down a few times since this makes a very stiff ice cream. The best combination is to use 3/4 part bananas as a base as they provide the sweetness and creaminess. Then you can make flavors by using 1/4 part strawberries, peaches, etc. Scoop into a cone. Dip in chopped nuts and coconut.
This is amazingly refreshing and easy to prepare, especially as we anticipate summer. Also, it is very healthy and nutritious…no added sugar! Enjoy!
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