July 10, 2018

Banana Swirl

The internet has been flooded with recipes for "nice" creams lately, aka minimal ingredients, fruit-based, vegan, dairy-free ice cream. Based on the internet chatter, apparently the best version is banana ice cream, which yields the best texture and creaminess all from its one-ingredient magic.

To me, banana "nice" cream will always be banana swirl. Having a 5 year old niece, I was introduced to the children's show Daniel Tiger's Neighborhood over four years ago. There was an episode about trying new foods and in it, they made banana swirl. I've been intrigued for years but have only just now tried it out.

With a food processor, the recipe comes together in no time once you've frozen chopped up discs of banana. Mine came out a little chunky looking but it tasted creamy---just like ice cream!
It was refreshing but in eating banana swirl, I realized that I usually don't like bananas on their own. I need to have peanut butter or maybe they need to be thrown into banana bread or a cupcake for me to really like bananas (banana cupcakes are after all my favorite flavor to order). So I'll have to say, this "nice" cream isn't for me.

But it would be a perfect way for kids to eat their fruits by telling them it's ice cream.

The Recipe: One-Ingredient Banana Ice Cream from The Kitchn.



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