Raw Banana Ice Cream
Standard advice for bananas that are about to turn the corner into overripe mush: * Bake some banana bread! * Tried and true, nothing wrong with that. Who doesn’t love a good banana bread? But quickbreads and muffins and the like, while delicious and perfect for a comfort food day, are on the heavy side – and it can get a little old. there are fun ways to jazz it up, of course, but I recently learned of an idea that takes leftover bananas into a whole new arena – one that could NOT be healthier!
- Omitting the cocoa, add 2 teaspoons of instant coffee and 1 teaspoon cinnamon – you’ve got cappuccino.
- Add about 1/4 teaspoon peppermint to the original chocolate, and roughly 1/4 cup cacao nibs (or mini-chocolate chips if you’re feeling indulgent) – you’ve got mint chip.
- Add 2-3 tablespoons of nut butter to the original chocolate: you’ve got a nutbutter cup.
- Add almond extract rather than vanilla, plus chopped pecans: you’ve got pralines and cream.