Bananas are one of my favorite fruits and a staple in our house. I eat them all the time and particularly love them with a frozen waffle and peanut butter… you should definitely try it!
When Steph and I were in Portland a year and a half ago (you can read about it here and here and here) we met this really nice guy at this really awesome cabin-y vibe type bar. Now this guy was cute and I’ve never met anyone more excited about turning 30. He was so excited that I started getting excited about turning thirty too just listening to him and this was on my 24th bday! I was starting to get kind of getting bummed that I met him in Portland instead of Sacramento… Until our differences became real apparent.
He started telling me he is raw vegan and he’ll occasionally steam a potato (I obviously don’t even come close to being vegan just based on the amount of butter and eggs that go into most of our baked goods), he only drinks 3 glasses of bourbon 1 night a month and sips it (I’m not a big drinker but at that moment, I was currently drinking my second Washington Apple and Steph and I had already taken shots at the bar- it was my bday!) and, here’s the one I just can’t even wrap my head around, he eats 11 bananas a day… 11!!!! What?!? How is that even possible? My stomach physically hurts just thinking about it. That’s 77 bananas per week! What?!?!?
I love bananas but definitely not that much.
I also have an aversion to eating bruised or browning bananas (Steph feels the same too!) so it seems I’m constantly buying bananas because I want to eat them before they go brown. For those sad few that I just don’t get to in time, I turn into something else like Steph’s amazing Banana Muffins! This time, however, I decided to freeze them and make no-churn ice cream.
With only 3 ingredients and no churning required, this is the easiest dessert I’ve ever made! The banana flavor is a smidge strong- great for our bar friend but a little too much for me. Next time I would probably just use 2 bananas instead of three and I’d incorporate some Nutella… If you’re in the mood for an easy, dare I say semi-healthy (?) dessert, give this a try!
- 3 frozen bananas
- 1 14oz. can sweetened condensed milk
- Chocolate chips (however many you want!)
- Combine all ingredients in blender and blend until smooth. Place in air tight container and freeze for 2-3 hours. Enjoy!