Thursday, September 9, 2010

Banana Gelato

The rumors are true...there IS such a thing as 1 ingredient banana gelato. And, yes, the single ingredient is bananas. Here's what you do:

1. Cut the bananas into a few pieces and freeze them. (How many? its up to you. I used 3 large bananas).

2. Once they're frozen, toss 'em in a food processor and blend away. At first they will get kind of grainy looking, and just about a minute more of processing and they will become soft and smooth and heavenly.

A few side notes:

Those of you, like myself, who do not own a food processor should not worry because you can still make this delicious treat. I used a blender to first blend the bananas, but when they became too difficult to blend, i transferred the mixture to a bowl and used a hand mixer.

You can add anything you want to the bananas to change the texture, flavors, etc. I chose some peanut butter (which i am currently obsessed with) and 2 scoops of vanilla protein powder. Yes, it was amazing. (If you use peanut butter, it helps to pop it in the microwave to melt it - it blends easier.)

I haven't tried this, but i would bet that you could add some milk, or (if i were going to do this) some fat free plain greek yogurt) and re-freeze the gelato, and you would have a milkier consistency, much more like ice cream.

From Food pics

No comments: