I’ve totally made this reference before in one of my captions, but you know that episode in “Spongebob” when Patrick and Spongebob are selling chocolate and they find that crazy guy/fish that just lovesssss chocolate?! So much that he chases them around Bikini Bottom screaming at the top of his lungs, eyes bulging, “CHOOOOCCCCCCOOOOOLLLAAATTTTTTTEEEEEE!!!!”
Yep, that’s me with ice cream.
I even do the whole ice cream dance and song thing. It’s a scene.
This love of ice cream started years ago, back when I was a wee little whipper snapper and my dad would take me to get one of the famous DQ blizzards. Butterfingers and vanilla for me, and Snickers and chocolate for my dad. Then we would drive to the beach and eat our perfectly oversized ice cream treats with our feet dug deep into the sand.
Those were the days 🙂
Don’t worry, those days still happen from time to time because I’m human and that was my childhood. There’s nothing wrong with having a blizzard and I want to make that clear. I will never judge someone for how they eat and why they eat the way they do. I will also never call this “nice cream,” and if you ever refer to it as that, I will call you out. In the nicest way possible. Sorry, but not really. No food judgements. Nope, not even going there. It is banana ice cream. Three words!
But since switching to a more whole-food focused outlook, I’ve actually noticed that I crave my banana version more than the normal shop stuff. It’s just as creamy and sweet, but only two ingredients! Easy peazy to make.
Plus, it’s definitely cheaper! AND you have total choice on what toppings you want. AND it won’t melt on the way home (mainly because you’re already home lol).
Is that a win? I think yes!
And with it being July and National Ice Cream Month, I figured I should probably pay homage to one of my favorite desserts on this Planet Earth. So are you ready for frothiness overload?
Banana Ice Cream
- 2 bananas, peeled, sliced, and frozen
- Splash of almond, coconut, or hemp milk (if your blender needs a little extra help)
- Your favorite toppings! I like GF cookie chunks, energy bites, Eating Evolved keto cups (the bitterness paired with the sweet is unreal!), chocolate chips, nut butters, you name it!
- Place bananas in blender and start to blend.
- If your blender needs more help, add in a splash of your milk of choice until it starts to smooth out.
- Blend until smooth and frothy.
- Pour into a bowl and add toppings.