Although summer doesn’t officially start until June 20, the weather is already heating up. Predicted to be a summer of record-breaking heat, I am already putting together a survival kit. My favorite thing for keeping cool in the summer? Ice cream. Maybe it’s childhood nostalgia, maybe it’s my cravings for sweets, but there is something about ice cream that helps alleviate the swelter of Minnesota summers.
The only downside to having a love for ice cream? Empty calories and sugar. Fortunately, I’ve discovered the perfect recipe to hit all those pleasure zones without the negative ramifications of a high sugar sweet. This frozen treat is textured more like a custard than an ice cream, but it’s fast to make, requires one ingredient, and is just as creamy and just as delicious.
Curious to know what the one ingredient is? You might be surprised.
Yup. Banana. The trick to this recipe is to store your bananas in the freezer. When you blend them in your food processor they become creamy and delicious. Although fantastic on its own, this recipe serves as a great base to play around with different toppings or ingredients. Try mixing your bananas with cocoa or matcha powder, top with fresh fruits and whipped cream, or dress them like you would a sundae. Either way, they are a healthy treat to help you stay cool all summer long. Enjoy.
One Ingredient Frozen Custard – makes 1 serving
- Food processor or blender
- 1 large banana – frozen and peeled
- Place frozen banana into blender or food processor
- Blend until smooth, periodically scraping down sides
- Serve immediately with your favorite toppings or store as a single serving in your freezer for up to 2 days
Buy a bunch of bananas from the grocery store and allow them to ripen on the counter until they start to develop brown spots. Peel and store them in an airtight container in your freezer until you are ready to make your custard.