Two Way Banana Nice Cream

To celebrate how far we’ve come in food science, technology and innovation, here’s a quick recipe to invite Spring. Absolutely refreshing, simple and naturally sweetened by our most commonly known variety of banana (currently can be found in most urban groceries for about 60-some cents a pound). If you’re one of those people that tend to have more food wastage than you’d like, feel free to chop a couple of ripe bananas to keep in the freezer for use later before they’re spoiled. (See ‘Bananagrams‘ for more on Banana Day, and food security).

Recipe

Makes 4 servings. Preparation time 5 minutes. Total Freezing time 2 hours.

Equipment: Measuring Spoons/Cups, Blender, Spatula, Loaf Baking Pan.

Ingredients

Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream

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  • 3 Bananas or 445g (at 0.65 cents per pound = total of 64 cents)
  • 3 Tbsp All Natural, Peanut Butter (at $3.50 for a 750g container = total of 22 cents)
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: 3 Tbsp Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, 3 Tbsp Roasted Peanuts and/or a Pinch of Cinnamon to taste

Banan-erry Ice-Cream

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  • 3 Bananas or 445g (at 0.65 cents per pound = total of 64 cents)
  • 3 Tbsp Greek Yogurt (at $4.99 for 500g = 45 cents)
  • 1/2 Cup Mixed Berries, Frozen (at $10 for 2kg = $1.25)
  • Optional: 1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract
  • Optional: Additional 1/2 Cup of Mixed Berries for Compote

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Rough estimated total cost of recipe: Under $3. If you ask me, I think it’s relatively comparable to the products found on shelves in grocery store freezers.

Method

  1. Cut bananas into small chunks and freeze until solid, at least 1-2 hours.
  2. Transfer bananas to blender and blitz until smooth and creamy.
  3. Add remaining ingredients and pulse to stir ingredients until incorporated.
  4. Pour into loaf baking pan and spread evenly with spatula. Freeze for 1 hour or until solid.
  5. Top with additional peanut butter and crushed roasted peanuts, or microwave a half cup of frozen berries for 1 minute to make a warm compote sauce to drizzle and serve. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Facts

Serving: Per 2 scoops 

Chunky Monkey Banana Ice Cream (including optional toppings) 

Calories: 222 kcal
Fat: 12g (Saturated Fat: 3g)
Sodium: 2.8 mg
Carbohydrates: 28 g
Fiber: 3 g
Protein: 6 g

A source of: 

  • Protein
  • Potassium
  • Dietary Fiber
  • Iron
  • Vitamin E
  • Folate

A good source of: 

  • Niacin
  • Vitamin B6

 

Bananerry Ice Cream (including optional toppings) 

Calories: 165 kcal
Fat: 0.6g
Sodium: 4.5 mg
Carbohydrates: 41 g
Fiber: 5 g
Protein: 3 g

A source of: 

  • Potassium
  • Calcium
  • Riboflavin
  • Niacin
  • Folate
  • Protein

A good source of : 

  • Dietary Fiber
  • Iron

An excellent source of: 

  • Vitamin C
  • Vitamin B6
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