As someone who is dairy-free (most of the time), I am always on the lookout for dairy-free ice cream recipes. I always feel a little cheated when I see a recipe that is made up of pureed, frozen bananas. I love bananas. I mean, I love bananas like Manatee loves spinach. It’s a major effort to only eat 1 banana a day. But I still feel cheated when someone tries to tell me that eating frozen bananas is like eating ice cream. And this is why I developed so many real tasting dairy-free ice creams for my cookbook (which I will share in the next few weeks), but I digress. The focus here is how frozen bananas do not equal ice cream. Period.
Because of this, I have refused to try any frozen banana treats.
Now they have even started making frozen banana ice cream makers and I have to admit that curiosity finally got the best of me. Unwilling to put any time, effort, and energy into them without a sample, I bought these at the store, and gave them a try.
I have to say that I was surprised at how good these were. It’s not ice cream, but the frozen banana is sweet and creamy. I could see how in desperation you could will these little treats into being ice cream.
With a little peanut butter on the side, I found these to be a great treat that I didn’t feel too bad about eating.
I began to plot on how to make my own and I’m pretty happy with how they taste and I would love to hear your feedback on streamlining the process. You will notice the pictures diminish as we move into chocolate dipping phase. I think I had more chocolate on me than the bananas. Let’s start with pics and I will share the recipe at the end.
While I admit that these are not ice cream, they are decadent. Creamy banana paired with salty peanut butter encased with rich, dark chocolate.
Yes, I think these will definitely take care of my pregnancy cravings.
I would love to make these a little easier to make and reduce the amount of chocolate. Since the whole dipping bananas in chocolate is new to me, I would love to hear your ideas.
Have you ever made chocolate dipped bananas?
Do you have any ideas for a better way to encase these bananas bites into the ooey gooey chocolate?
This is not to say that i don’t think you should run to your kitchen and make these right now, because I do. Get off the computer, grab those bananas, and start slicing. You won’t be sorry. So you have a little chocolate on your fingers?
There are much worse things that could happen. Trust me.