Sunday, January 30, 2011

One Ingredient Vegan Soft Serve

This is ridiculous easy. So easy that I had my doubts when Tahn shared the recipe but I now agree with choosing raw that this will change your life. But the texture really is like soft serve and best of all it's surprisingly tasty, healthy and super quick.

So you cut bananas into pieces and freeze. Then place frozen bananas in the food processor and voila:

I have a confession to make though, I was lazy and a week ago froze 3 bananas with the skin on. Big mistake! I couldn't take the skin off frozen so had to wait til they were partially defrosted and then try to get the skin off when they were all mushy which took  quite a while. So save yourself the trouble people!

We served it to plain to Richmond Bec and then Toby and I tried some with chocolate peanut butter on top! Terry very kindly brought some of this over from the states because I was curious. It is so frigging amazing.  I just can't decide what to do with it next, although it's tempting to just eat it out of the jar, I want to do something special with it, any ideas?

And then we used a tiny bit of the leftover banana soft serve and added frozen blueberries to make blueberry flavoured ice cream. This was great too, although it meant the texture wasn't as smooth. I love a bit of crunch in ice cream though so enjoyed this.

I look forward to experimenting with this further will all of these hot days coming up.


  1. i add a handful of spinach to up my greens for the day. looks so pretty and you can barely taste them!

  2. I posted about this recently but I felt really weird doing so, because I felt like I was jumping on the bandwagon and yet I've been making this since I was a teenager!

    What I really have to comment on, though, is the peanut butter. One of the things I miss the most, most, most from the US is PB&Co's flavoured peanut butters. All vegan (except the honey one), and I think I even liked the White Chocolate one better the Dark Chocolate. They also have maple syrup, and cinnamon raisin, and a spicy one... I begged my brother to bring my some from his recent US trip but I don't know yet if he did!

    /end self-indulgent ramble.

  3. jacqueline at tinned tomatoes tried this banana ice cream with soft tofu and a bit of cocoa - looked lovely and nourishing

  4. I just finished a bowl of this for dessert. It really is amazing, I'm so glad I discovered it - better late than never!

  5. Buttons, I would have never thought of that, thanks!

    Hannah, what do you normally do with the peanut butter?

    Johanna, sounds great.

    meveg, so great considering how easy is it!

  6. My favorite version is to add a date, a tablespoon or two of peanut butter, and a tablespoon or two of cocoa. Rich chocolatey and yummy. Also banana, coconut milk, date, and cardamom spice is an awesome combination.

  7. Yum!
    I've done this and added strawberries!
    Soo good!