MoFo Day 28: Banana Split Ice Cream
I really needed a night off yesterday. I have a lot of deadlines at work, and put in over 50 hours this week. I could barely make myself dinner last night, and I didn’t think anyone wanted to see a bowl of reheated greens and Gardein, even though it was tasty. I did get 7 glorious hours of sleep, and almost felt like a normal person today.
I’ve been thinking about the recipe for banana split cashew ice cream that Dawn posted at veg-am since I read it. Despite the plummeting temperatures and winter storm warning, I really wanted this tonight. I didn’t plan ahead and put my ice cream container in the freezer, but I did have lots of frozen bananas.
At this point, I think everyone has heard of banana soft serve. I first remember reading about it banana soft serve on Dreena Burton’s blog. I started reading her cookbooks before I took the vegan plunge, and her recipes are still some of my favorites.
So, tonight I decided to simplify and add some banana split toppings to banana soft serve. I whizzed my bananas with some vanilla powder, then mixed in some chunks pf an organic nectars raw chocolate bar, dried cherries, peanuts, and some dried pineapple. It definitely satisfied my ice cream craving, but I really want to try the full version with the nut butter added!