A common quarantine activity seems to be baking lots of things, especially banana bread. I know for me personally, prior to the pandemic, I notoriously wasted bananas by letting them spoil. Now that I am always home, I’ve made so much banana bread that I looked to making something new.
“Nice” cream is a great way to not waste bananas when they over-ripen, and I would argue is even easier to make than banana bread or banana oat cookies. All you need is a food processor or blender and whatever ingredients you’d like to make your flavors!
- 4-8 over-ripened bananas
- 1/4 cup coconut milk (or almond milk, or any other kind of milk you prefer)
- Flavorings (for chocolate, 3 tbsp cocoa powder, chocolate chips. For berries, 1 cup berries of choice. For cookies & cream, a bunch of crumbled cookies, peanut butter… pretty much anything you can throw in a blender)
To prepare your nice-cream, chop the over-ripened bananas into 1 inch pieces, and place into a plastic bag to freeze overnight. Then put frozen banana pieces in your food processor or blender until it reaches a “soft-serve” consistency. Then, add your milk or milk substitute and your flavorings, and blend together until you have an even consistency. You can either eat it then and there at its softer state, or refreeze for a firmer texture. Enjoy!