When my son was small, my mother used to make him banana ice cream with nothing but bananas by pushing frozen bananas through a meat mincer. It came out as a wonderful tasting ice cream that fooled everyone. No one could guess that it was nothing but bananas. Anyway, I wondered if I could replicate it without a mincer. Well, actually, the answer is no. So I have made a mousse instead.
I wanted to give the bananas a little more flavour so added dried cranberries and chopped them into the frozen bananas with a blender. Then I gave the mixture a little texture as well as extra flavour by adding coconut and flaked almonds. By using the frozen bananas, the mixture is very cold which resembles a very soft ice cream.
This is a simple, tasty dessert that you could easily make anytime as long as you have some bananas in the freezer, and you could vary the flavours according to what you have in the larder. I had thought of adding peanut butter but Dario had finished it all.
This recipe should be divided into two so that it doesn’t become high Fodmap.
- 2 frozen peeled bananas
- 2 tbsp dried cranberries
- 2 tbsp coconut
- 2 tbsp almond flakes
- Place the broken up bananas and cranberries in a blender and blend until smooth.
- Spoon out into a bowl and add the other ingredients.
- Mix well and place into 2 serving bowls.
- Eat straightaway or refrigerate.