Friday, March 18, 2011

Foodie Friday: Banana "Ice Cream" via Windshield Diaries

I read Crystal's blog habitually, she's always posting pictures of her upstate New York life and I love love love her little letters series, such a cute idea! Since Crystal is sponsoring my blog, she opted to share a wonderful recipe for banana + nutella ice cream! Welcome, Crystal...

Hi, I'm Crystal from Windshield Diaries / CAPow! Art and Design. I live in Upstate NY with my boyfriend and my two strange cats. Ever since the new year, I've been obsessed with being healthier and eating clean. So I've been scouring the internet for healthy alternatives to my vices. One of my big time vices: ice cream and frozen yogurt. And even since discovering this recipe, the blender has become my best friend and my cravings have been satisfied a more healthy way!

Step 1:
Slice a frozen banana and take the peel off. To make your life easier, you can peel and slice before freezing. But I throw a whole bunch of ripe bananas in the freezer at once, so I peel and slice the hard way.

Step 2:
Put the frozen banana slices in your blender.

Step 3:
Pulse the frozen bananas until it looks like ice cream! You'll probably have to scrape the sides a couple of times to get all the banana blended well. You might think it's not working, but keep pulsing and it will come together like MAGIC out of nowhere!

Step 4:
Once the bananas look like a nice soft serve, it's time to add flavor! I like to add a scoop of Nutella, but sometimes if I'm out of Nutella I add a scoop of natural peanut butter and a scoop of unsweetened dark cocoa powder.

Step 5:
Continue to pulse your added flavorings until it is blended well.

Step 6:
When you're done it should have a soft serve texture and the banana flavor isn't as over powering as you would imagine it to be. Serve in a bowl and ENJOY your healthy dessert!!


  1. this is one of my favorite desserts!

  2. I will eat anything with nutella in it!

  3. I've been wanting to do this for so long!

  4. This looks so easy and amazing!

  5. yum! i'm gonna try it with skippy natural, instead of nutella, so that it is vegan :)

  6. This is so yummy! Thank you very much for sharing!!