One of the things I missed most when experimenting with raw foods was ice cream– particularly the soft serve variety! Fortunately, I discovered the wonder that is “banana soft serve.” It’s so rich and creamy, you’ll never miss the traditional stuff again!
My favorite flavor to make is chocolate– it masks the banana flavor, fooling even the pickiest of eaters!
Chocolate Banana Soft Serve
Makes one serving
1 frozen banana
1 tablespoon cocoa powder
1 tablespoon pure Grade B maple syrup (or 2-3 drops of liquid stevia)
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
splash of almond milk, as needed to facilitate blending
Combine all ingredients in a Vita-mix or mini food processor, and blend until smooth and creamy.
Add 1-2 tablespoons of natural peanut butter for Chocolate-Peanut Butter soft-serve (my husband’s favorite!)
Add an extra tablespoon of cocoa (2 T. total) for Dark Chocolate soft-serve
Add a few fresh mint leaves for Chocolate-Mint soft-serve
Omit the cocoa powder, and add some of your favorite frozen fruit instead! (i.e. strawberries, mango, cherries)
…the possibilities are endless!
This recipe is great for using those overripe bananas that you don’t know what to do with– simply store them as chunks in the freezer, and you’ll always have frozen bananas on hand that are perfectly sweet and creamy!