I think Daniel Tiger on PBS is one of the cutest shows ever. It doesn’t teach ABC’s or school facts, it teaches morals and the proper way to handle anger, etc. Of course, growing up with Mister Rogers, I probably have a bit of a bias.
In one of the episodes of Daniel Tiger, Mom Tiger makes Banana Ice Cream. Every time Cade sees that episode, he tells me we need to try it. I have frozen bananas in the past and they have eaten on them. My family always tells me it tastes like ice cream. However, I have never blended them up before. When writing my “Weekly Mix” newsletter, I included banana recipes. (If you would like to start receiving weekly tips, recipes and more delivered to your inbox once a week, sign up for the newsletter. You can at the top of this page or on the sidebar. We would love to start sending you a copy!) One of the recipes was for Banana Peanut Butter Ice Cream from Two Peas And Their Pod.
I was thinking about that recipe and the fact I had a bunch of ripened bananas sitting on my island. Of course, it is strawberry season over here with our strawberries being picked daily. What can I do to combine the two? Banana Strawberry Ice Cream, of course.
The recipe is so simple and easy you will feel it will never work. My family (namely the hubby) questioned it.
Just bananas? That’s it? It makes ice cream? Really?
Banana Strawberry Ice Cream
Take ripened bananas, peel and slice them. (I used 4 bananas.) Place them on a lightly greased cookie sheet and place in freezer until frozen. When frozen, place bananas in a blender or food processor. Mix until smooth. It will take awhile so don’t get discouraged. Be patient. 🙂
Wash and cut stems off of strawberries. (I used 6 strawberries.) Place in processor and pulse until the strawberries are incorporated.
Two ingredients. Healthy dessert. Happy family. I put the ice cream in cones for my children and they were THRILLED!! The hubby? He said:
Two ingredients? Really? No sugar? This is it? This is really, really, good.