Posted by / 16 July 2011 /

Ice Cream Social

I heard about this wonderful Ice Cream Social (blogger style) from my friends Vee and Pam that I really should have known about since I am a follower of the hostess, Suzy at Kitchen Bouquet. Thank goodness I have a few wonderful ice cream recipes ready to go! I was a participant last year, too, with this dessert I had in St. Louis.

Did you know tomorrow is National Ice Cream Day, too?  According to Wikipedia, in 1984 Ronald Reagan declared July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday in July to be celebrated as National Ice Cream Day!



I am sharing with you today a remarkably easy, tasty frozen concoction that is not only yummy but good for you!

Frozen Banana "Ice Cream"

1 banana, ripe, sliced

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Yep, that's it.  Now freeze that sliced banana solid.  Maybe even overnight.  I didn't have to do anything to the slices.  Process the frozen slices until the mixture is creamy.  I scooped out the mixture with my Pampered Chef medium sized baller and placed the scoops on waxed paper and refroze them for a bit (just for the photo) but I would probably just serve it right away.

Things you can do differently:  add 1 T of vanilla flavored yogurt, 1 T vanilla or chocolate soy milk, 1 T fat free Half and Half, etc.  These would add creaminess to the banana but I don't think you need it.  Other recipes I have seen using this method do include some dairy.

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You can add in some peaches, blueberries, mini chocolate chips... be as creative as you'd like!

Since you have broken down the fiber some, WW assigns this dessert 1 point. 


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