Summertime is one of our favorite times of the year. Whether it's grilling up some burgers, sitting poolside or enjoy a cool beverage, it's a wonderful time of year to be outside relaxing and soaking up the sun. One of our favorite things to do in the summer is to stop at our local ice cream stand (Giffords and Fielder's Choice Ice Cream are our favs). How can you go wrong eating ice cream on a hot day? Well, if you're like our marketing specialist who lives a mile and a half from an ice cream shop, you may come to the realization that ice cream is tasty, but it's also expensive and loaded with calories.
Lucky for you, we've done some of the leg work and come across a wonderful one ingredient ice cream that is tasty, healthy and inexpensive to make! Here's what you'll need:
We're serious! Did you know that by freezing bananas and then putting them in a food processor and blending them, you'll be able to create a quick dessert that compares to any ice cream that you've ever had. Here's what you do!
- Peel the bananas and slice them thickly.
- Lay them on a plate and freeze until solid, (It takes about 2 hours).
- Put them in the blender or food processor and turn the machine. Blend until smooth.
- Serve right away or store in the freezer in a lidded container for later snackage!
What's that you say? You think that's too plain? Never fear! Add some of your favorite toppings into your ice cream for an added flavor boost. Here's a few that we like:
- Chocolate chips
- Peanut butter, chocolate syrup and graham crackers with mini marshmallows (S'mores ice cream)
Honestly, most any concoction will work and you can enjoy your ice cream knowing that it's cheap and a healthy alternative to jumping in your car and snagging a cone at the local ice cream shop. Now, we're not implying that you should never go treat yourself to a cone...after all, Campfire S'mores isn't going to eat itself! But, if you're looking for a simple way to keep the sweet tooth at bay while savings a few dollars, we encourage you to try out this recipe!
-The Taconnet Team