Yep that's right - last Sunday I had ice cream for breakfast.
Now before you judge me, let me just tell you what was in that ice cream - bananas, blueberries, peanut butter, and some vegan dark chocolate chips. Basically health food.
I froze a batch of bananas a few months ago when I first starting seeing recipes for making ice cream out of frozen bananas. I'd also had vegan ice cream in the freezer, so I never got around it making it. Big mistake. This is some of the best stuff I've ever had. As you can see from my picture above I wasted no time eating it and just used the spatula I had been preparing it with as a spoon.
I made the mistake of sharing it with Jay towards the beginning of the meal and had to fend him off the whole rest of the time as he kept on stealing it from me when I wasn't looking. This stuff was that good.
1 1/2 Frozen Bananas
1/3 Cup Frozen Blueberries
2 Tablespoons Peanut Butter
1/4 Cup Vegan Chocolate Chips
I had heard that ice cream made this way tastes a lot like banana. I'm not gonna tell you that it didn't taste like banana, but it tasted more like peanut butter and blueberry to me. If you don't particularly like banana just add some other strong flavored ingredients and you're good to go.
To make this recipe you need to have already frozen bananas and some other type of fruit. I think berries go best with peanut butter. I've starting freezing any bananas I have that get too ripe for my tastes. Peel them and rip them into 4-5 pieces depending on how big of a banana it is and put them in the freezer. When you're ready to use them just grab a couple pieces and drop them in a food processor.
Some recipes say to put the mixture back in the freezer after you've blended it all together to let it harden a little bit. This is probably a good idea. I was hot and hungry and inpatient, so I ate mine right away, but it well melting in the 90 degree heat.
Prep Time: 3 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Add about 6 pieces of frozen banana (about a banana and a half) to a food processor and blend until smooth. Add blueberries and peanut butter, blend until smooth.
Pour mixture into a bowl. Add chocolate chips as desired (and any other toppings) fold into the ice cream.
Place in the freezer until it reaches the desired consistency (1-5 minutes).
Serve and enjoy!