“Clean” Up Your Diet With Ice Cream

July 6, 2011 at 7:30 pm | Posted in Recipes | 1 Comment
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Hello Cleaning Friends!

I know I promised a blog about green cleaning, but in honor of July being National Ice Cream month (yes, such a designation does exist), I wanted to share an AMAZING, super easy recipe I tried. So instead of cleaning up our homes this week, we’ll be cleaning up our diets.

Ice cream, as we all know, can be loaded with fat and calories. This ice cream however, is all natural and made with just one ingredient – bananas! I was highly skeptical that using only bananas could result in delicious ice cream, but it’s true! I’m a big time ice cream nut, so if it passes my taste test, any ice cream fan will love it. So, here goes:

You will need:

  • 2 bananas
  • vanilla (optional)

Place 2 ripe bananas in the freezer at least 3 hours (overnight is best). Nanas should be ripe but not totally smooshy – a little before the banana bread recipe ingredient stage. Cut the bananas. I used our Paring Knives to cut them (yes, not so subtle product plug I know).  I like these knives because they are sharp, easy to hold/use, come in cheery colors and you can use them to avoid cross contamination (one color for meats, one for veggies, etc.).

Place bananas in blender and blend for 2.5 minutes.

You will need to scrape the frozen banana time to time. Add 2 teaspoons vanilla (optional). Blend another 2.5 minutes. The bananas will turn into a consistency similar to frozen custard. They do not have an overly banana-like taste, it’s milder.

Scrape into a serving dish or cone. Add chocolate syrup, chips, fruit, granola or whatever you desire.

This makes 2 servings. You can make more and freeze it, but it tastes best fresh. I cannot emphasize enough how impressive and delicious this was!! And the best part – it’s only 105 calories per serving – wow!

So, that’s it – enjoy the recipe, feel free to share your own. I would also love to know what you think if you try it. I’ll be back soon with more cleaning, cooking and organizing tips. Thanks, as always, for reading!  🙂

Your cleaning (and today cooking) confidant,



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  1. Sounds so healthy and delicious- and easy to do. Will test it this weekend. Thanks so much.

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