Thursday, June 5, 2014

Blueberry-Banana Ice Cream

There were actually two bananas on the verge the day I made the banana mocha.  Here's what I did with the other overripe banana and some blueberries that I bought only because they were cheap.

You can make ice cream in the blender!  I don't know why I never thought of this before.  You're really making a fool, puréed fruit in whipped cream, then freezing it.  This is egg-free, for those who can't have eggs in their ice cream.  If you were to leave out the cream and blend frozen fruit, it would be a simple version of gelato.  And very ripe bananas have so much natural sugar in them, I didn't add any.  Wow, a healthy dessert.

*1 C heavy cream
*1 very ripe banana
4 oz blueberries

1.  Peel banana and place chunks in blender.  Rinse blueberries, remove any stems, and add to blender.  Purée until a uniform paste is created.

2.  Add cream.  Run blender again until fruit is evenly dispersed and cream is whipped, about 30 seconds, but your blender may be different.  Do not run too long, or the cream will start to break down into butter.

3.  Place in freezable container and freeze for about 4 hours, until firm but not hard.  Scoop and serve.

Makes about 3 C, depending how whipped the cream gets

Difficulty rating  π

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