Sometimes life can throw some serious curve balls at you.
One minute, you think you’ve got it all together. You’re certain of yourself- you’re confident, happy. You’ve got plenty of friends and family and everything is smooth sailing.
Then one small change can throw you right off. All of a sudden you’re left questioning whether what you thought all along was real. Something you thought was one thing seems to be something else entirely. You start wondering if this entire time you were in the middle of some big joke that no one let you in on.
Yeah, sometimes life gives you not-so-pleasant and unexpected surprises.
And then sometimes it gives you ice cream.
But here’s what we’re not going to do: We’re not going to tell you that this “ice cream” is as rich and decadent as a bowlful of Haagen Dazs or Ben and Jerry’s. Sorry everyone, but that kind of sinful deliciousness cannot be achieved without the addition of cream and sugar, which doesn’t really work with the whole healthy food blog thing…
However, we will tell you what it does have: Banana, chocolate and peanut butter. Some of you may think we’ve over-done that flavour combo over here, but we can’t disagree more! You can never have too much peanut butter-chocolate-banana. You just can’t.
So although this may not be as indulgent as regular ice cream, this stuff makes for a pretty delicious, simple and healthy summer snack or dessert. And that’s the honest truth.
Because you know what? Sometimes things happen that you wish hadn’t, and sometimes people disappoint you- but chocolate, peanut butter and banana will not. So enjoy, friends!
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana “Ice Cream”
Prep: 10 minutes
Chill: 2-3 hours (optional)
Serves: 3-4 people
4 ripe bananas
1/4 c. peanut butter
2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 tbsp milk
pinch of salt
Peel the bananas and place on a tray lined with wax paper. Place in the freezer and chill for 2-3 hours, or until the bananas are frozen or almost frozen. (We recommend doing this with a whole bunch of bananas and then just keeping the frozen bananas in your freezer all the time to use whenever you’d like)
Slice the bananas and place them in a food processor along with all other ingredients. Blend on high speed until the mixture becomes smooth and creamy, scraping down the sides as necessary.
You can eat it right away as soft serve, or you can pour the mixture into an air-tight container and freeze for 2-3 hours for a more “hard-scoop” kind of ice cream.