Frozen banana, yes it’s super fantastic and I’ve become somewhat of a junky lately. All it takes is a few ripe bananas thrown in the freezer and when you feel like a sweet snack, blend them up in a quick smoothie or like for this dairy free recipe a pudding/ice-cream!!
My parents have been visiting from north Queensland and they brought with them a wealth of home-grown produce and homemade preserves (thanks Mum & Dad, you’re awesome!! XO). We got homemade mango chutney, choko chutney, pickled beetroot, lime & lemonade fruit marmalade and cumquat marmalade as well as bags of home-grown limes, oranges, lemonade fruit, chillies, tamarinds and land finger bananas!! So this week we have been busy in the kitchen making fresh juice, banana bread, lime pickle and banana pudding ice cream :)
For this super effortless fruity ice cream I used lady finger bananas but your typical cavendish bananas would work just as well. The recipe is dairy free with the use of silken tofu but if you enjoy dairy try using natural yoghurt instead. The consistency is not ultra smooth once the ice-cream has frozen solid so try serving it when it’s just frozen or as soon as you make it as a smooth sweet cold pudding, yum yum!!
Preparation time: 10mins (+ approx. 5 hours freezing time)
- 550g (1lb) frozen banana
- ½ lemon, juice only
- 295g (10oz) silken tofu
- 1 tbs cocoa powder
- 1 tbs honey or agave nectar
- 125g (4oz) dark dairy-free chocolate, chopped into smallish chunks
In a food processor or blender combine the frozen banana with the silken tofu, lemon juice, cocoa powder and honey or agave nectar until thick and smooth.
Add the chopped chocolate and process for another 30 seconds or until the chocolate is mixed through and there is still lots of chocolate chunks/chips throughout the ice cream.
Serve straight away as a soft cold pudding or freeze in an air-tight plastic container for up to 5-6 hours until just firm. If the ice-cream becomes too firm allow to soften a little before serving.
Enjoy this diary free ice-cream scooped into bowls as a sweet and a super delicious fruity dessert :)
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