Banana ice cream…

Thick, sweet, creamy, indulgent…except it isn’t actually very indulgent, because that bowl of lusciousness was made with just one banana. Nothing else – just a banana.

I’m way behind the times on this one – this magic pudding has been all over the internet for donkey’s years now – but I’d never tried it because I didn’t think my pathetic little hand blender could cope. But then yesterday I noticed that the bananas I’d bought last weekend were looking seriously dodgy, so I chopped them up and put them in the freezer, one banana to a freezer bag, and then this evening I decided to give the ice cream idea a go. It’s ridiculously easy – all you do is bash your chopped frozen banana up a bit (if you’ve got a rubbish little hand blender thing like mine) and then put it into a blender or food processor or the food processor-ish attachment of a hand blender, and you whizz and whizz and whizz. At first it’ll look awful, but give it time and keep whizzing it up and all of a sudden it’ll go creamy and light and it’ll look like Mr Whippy ice cream. And it tastes amazing! One of your five-a-day, no added sugar, dairy-free…it’s a miracle, I tell you. I’m going to keep a constant stash of chopped banana in the freezer from now on!

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