Last January, I began my blog as a way to work through the death of my Grandfather. For the last few years of his life, my life revolved around caring for him. After his death, I found myself with some time on my hands. Little did I know that those early jottings would become something that I love so much. I have come to really look forward to sharing things on my blog and interacting with my readers. Another little did I know fact was that joining Twitter would lead me to #SundaySupper. I have said it before and I will say it again, the mission to return families to the dinner table for quality time and wholesome meals is very dear to me.
As 2012 came to an end and we welcome in 2013, in place of a resolution, I wanted to make a commitment. This year, I want to commit to replacing lots of processed foods in my family’s life with the unprocessed version. I had such an awakening when I took part in #Unprocessed October that I want to make it more of our family lifestyle.
This weekend’s #SundaySupper theme was Bucket List Foods. Is there something out there you have been really wanting to try? Something new that sparked your eye or an oldie but goodie with a new twist? Something that has been on my Bucket List of Dishes is Faux Ice Cream made out of bananas. I had heard from friends following Weight Watchers that you could blend frozen bananas into an Ice Cream like dessert. I have added frozen banana into smoothies and they did have a smooth texture so why not try to make the faux ice cream. It is unprocessed and healthy plus I could use the blueberries I had put up last Fall. Win Win situation for me.
What you will need:
- A Blender or Food Processor or Dole’s Yoanana Machine
- Ripe Bananas pre-frozen
- Milk … for thinning texture (I used 2%)
- Berries (Optional) frozen
- Chocolate Chips (Optional) frozen
Yes, that ingredient list is really it. It seems too simple to be true. Well, it is not. I placed 2 frozen bananas that I chopped into large chunks, in my food processor. I then added a handful of frozen blueberries and a sprinkling of chocolate chips that I had stuck in the freezer when I froze the bananas. Then you splash in milk and begin to blend. Use the milk sparingly to thin out the texture of the frozen goodies as you go. You can add lots to make a milkshake like end product or keep it thick. I stayed with the thicker side. I then used my ice cream scoop to scoop it out much like real ice cream. The 2 bananas made about 2 cups of faux ice cream so you may have to adjust the recipe depending on how many you are serving.
Amazingly, this really is a lot like ice cream. I was completely surprised by how much like soft serve ice cream it really was. My boys even liked it and were completely fooled until I told them it was only bananas. Who knew?!It is unprocessed as I want to get and a great low calorie healthy alternative to ice cream.
Be sure to check out the other Bucket List dishes that are being tried out and served up by other #SundaySupper contributors. They all look so good. I can’t wait to try them out.
Please, Join us this Sunday at 7 pm Eastern Time on Twitter as we share our bucket list recipes during our #SundaySupper chat.
This Week’s Sunday Supper Recipes:
Sunday Supper Specialty Breads:
- Homemade Bagels with Mimosa Spread by Daily Dish Recipes
- Homemade Tortillas by Supper for a Steal
- Brioche by Gotta Get Baked
- Alton Brown’s Soft Pretzels by Hezzi-D’s Book and Cooks
- Braided Challah by The Girl in the Little Red Kitchen
- French Baguette by Mooshu Jenne
- Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel Bites by In the Kitchen with Audrey
- Belgian Waffles by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Gluten-free Bread by Happy Baking Days
- Monkey Bread by Vintage Kitchen Notes
Sunday Supper Main Dishes:
- Lightened Up Slow Cooker Butter Chicken by The Meltaways
- Gluten Free Ravioli by No One Likes Crumbley Cookies
- Bagna Cauda and Potatoes by Shockingly Delicious
- Beef Wellington by Family Foodie
- Chicago-style deep dish pizza by Feeling Foodish
- Green Chili and Lentil Tamales by Mangoes and Chutney
- Mushroom Ragout over Creamy Polenta by Noshing with the Nolands
- Butternut Squash Gnocchi by Peanut Butter and Peppers
- Ropa Vieja by Magnolia Days
- Tah-Dig (Persian Rice) by The Little Ferraro Kitchen
- Fresh Ravioli with Ricotta by Comfy Cuisine
- Stuffed Artichoke by The Roxx Box
- Braised Short Ribs by The Messy Baker blog
- Julia Child’s Boeuf Bourguignon by Hip Foodie Mom
- Classic Cheese Souffle by Jodi Can Cook
- French Onion Soup by The Weekend Gourmet
- Leaping Frog Chicken by The Urban Mrs.
- Fried Polenta with Spicy Tomato Relish by Mama Mommy Mom
- Savory Spinach-Filled Crepe Cake with Cheddar Sauce by Webicurean
- Japanese-Style Prosperity Pockets & Goat Cheese En Croute by Ninja Baking
- San Antonio Puffy Tacos by Sustainable Dad
- Chinese Dumplings by My Cute Bride
- Falafel by Small Wallet Big Appetite
Sunday Supper Desserts and Snacks:
- Creamy Lemon Fudge by Chocolate Moosey
- Zebra Cake by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Baked Alaska by It’s Yummiclicious
- Faux Ice Cream with Bananas by Country Girl in the Village
- Divinity by Juanita’s Cocina
- Homemade Seafoam Candy by girlichef
- Red Velvet Layer Cake by La Cocina de Leslie
- French Macarons by I Run for Wine
- Mocha Macadamia Trifle with Mascarpone Cream by The Foodie Army Wife
- Nut and Seed Nougat by What Smells So Good
- Pumpkin Mocha Cupcakes with Whipped Cream Frosting and Dulce de Leche Drizzle by Damn Delicious
- Caramel Apple Crumble Pie by Mom’s Test Kitchen
- Chocolate Meringue Cake (gluten free) by Dinners, Dishes and Desserts
- Gluten-Free Golden Fudge Cake by Cupcakes & Kale Chips
- Orange Rum Tiramisu Cake by Crispy Bits & Burnt Ends
- Peanut Sesame Honey Brittle by Sue’s Nutrition Buzz
- Granola Bars with Dried Fruit by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Jamaican Blue Drawers by Lovely Pantry
- Mini Classic Key Lime Pies by In the Kitchen with KP
- Donuts: Redux by Kelly Bakes
- Hot Lemon Curd Soufflés by Food Lust People
- Popcorn with truffle oil and asiago cheese by She Likes Truffles, He Likes Ruffles
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