First, a big THANK YOU to Brandy (fellow vegetarian and Pepperdine Alumni) for sharing this with me. When she found out that I was officially vegetarian she past on a link to a wonderful summer treat. Ice cream.....made from frozen banana. The recipe is super simple and easy to adjust. First, peel a banana and then throw it in a ziploc into the freezer. Let it freeze overnight.
When the kids got home from school Friday, we were ready for a treat. When you are ready to use the banana, throw it in a good blender or food processor until it is the consistency of your typical ice cream. Some cool variations that I did with the kids....for Tristan, added some vanilla extract to make it more like vanilla ice cream. For both girls, we added peanut butter. There are many options....try adding frozen blackberries, blueberries, mango, strawberries, etc. to get the flavor you want. You could even add chocolate to get chocolate flavored ice cream. Very simple and cool summer treat!! Thanks again, Brandy!