The best part about this recipe is that all you need is bananas, a freezer, and either a blender or food processor. I added some other ingredients because I'm a texture person, but honestly the plain frozen banana is delicious too. I've heard this idea from many people be it co-workers, classmates, friends... and all of them told me how easy and surprisingly ice-cream-like it is. In the past when I really wanted to try it I was at school and there was definitely no food processor in sight. Thus, I just froze bananas and chopped them up. Still good, but not quite the same. Plus, when you freeze the bananas with the peel on it it's very hard to peel off unless you have a knife. So I had a very hard time trying to peel it off with just my hands and had to take breaks in between because my hands were so frozen! It was quite ridiculous. Anyways, here is my super easy recipe for a banana split without the worry.
Nutrishus Banana Split
1 1/2 bananas (frozen without the skin, broken into about 6 small pieces, and placed in a freezer-safe ziploc bag)
Take 1 1/2 bananas (or more so you can have them readily frozen for the next time you'd like to try this...) peel them, break them into about 6 small pieces, place in freezer-safe ziploc bag, and throw them in the freezer. I usually do this the night before, but I'm guessing it takes around 4-6 hours to freeze. Then, when the bananas are frozen take them out of the freezer. Add them to your food processor (I like our 7 power Cuisinart) and blend until creamy. Don't over blend so as not to make the bananas melt (never thought you'd hear that one did you?) or lose their cold temperature (that's more like it..)! Plus, the texture is nice when there are some gloppy banana pieces in the mix. (Right now this is a vegan dessert loved by many...)
(that didn't last long with me though... : )) Plop some REAL whipped cream (preferably not Redi Whip etc as that has added mono and diglycerides, high fructose corn syrup, etc...) and some chopped walnuts. Sprinkle with cinnamon and enjoy! I like to have some whipped cream with every bite because it actually tastes like a banana split!
Why whipped cream?
Bon appétit et Bonne santé!