Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Banana Ice Cream With Blueberry Sauce



I'm off to San Diego! My sister's getting married in eleven days, and I get two glorious weeks of vacation! Needless to say, I'm in a good mood (I'm also experiencing some of that pre-travel stress about getting to the airport on time, but I'm trying to ignore it).

Since I don't know how often I'll be able to post while I'm gone, I want to leave you all with a little summer dessert. A healthy one, of course. Gena, over at Choosing Raw, posted this amazing recipe for banana ice cream. Of course I had to try it out, and since bananas are the only ingredient, it's a wonderfully delicious alternative to regular ice cream.



For my ice cream, I froze two bananas overnight. This morning I pureed them in the food processor for about three minutes, until they were super creamy. To make the blueberry sauce, I heated up 1/2 cup of frozen blueberries, 1/8 cup orange juice, and 1 Tbsp. of water in a saucepan. I brought it to a boil. In a small bowl, I mixed 1/2 tsp. cornstarch and 1 Tbsp. cold water. Then I added it to the blueberry mix and let it all simmer until thickened, stirring constantly. Finally, I added a dash of cinnamon. I let it cool for about a minute and then drizzled it over the banana ice cream.

It tastes absolutely decadent, yet doesn't make you feel guilty at all. And you can have it for dessert or for breakfast like I did this morning. Are you imagining all of the tasty toppings you could add? I know I am! Peanut butter, chopped walnuts, raspberry sauce, dried cranberries...the list is endless! How about on top of a gluten-free waffle? Oh yeah...



I'm off to California!

6 comments:

Gena (Choosing Raw) said...

Your pictures beat mine by a long shot!

LucindaSarina said...

Thanks Gena! You should have seen my first try though. I added nectarine and it turned into fruit soup. Still yummy, but not what I was going for!

Robin said...

Have fun at your sister's wedding! Thanks for stopping by; I really enjoyed reading about being an introvert because it made me feel better about myself. Glad someone else feels the same way!

Kati said...

SO YUM ! Do not LOVE that banana ice cream?! I can't get over how good it is...now I have to try it with blueberries :>

LucindaSarina said...

Thanks Robin! Just got back from the bridal shower...lots of delicious food...

Kati, the banana ice cream is my new favorite dessert! Glad you like it too!

Jocelyn said...

mmm I love banana softserve. this looks divine!

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