Banana Ice Cream Fudge Sundae! :0)
Hey everyone! Summer may be winding down here in CT ,but anytimes a good time for ice cream as far as I’m concerned especially when it’s raw, dairy free, sugar free and easy as heck to make! So I wanna share with you this simple technique for whipping up banana ice cream using your food processor!
You’re gonna need~
Some beautifully ripened, peeled and frozen bananas. My recommendation is 3-4 frozen bananas per serving (for a generous portion…which is totally do-able when it’s something so guilt-free!). Chop these yummy mama-jamas into slices 1-2″ long.
And your standard run of the mill food processor. If you’re unsure of the durability of your food processor you could allow these chunks to thaw for about 5-10 minutes. I’m using a cheapy $30 food processor and haven’t had any problems with using bananas straight outta the freezer ,but you may wanna experiment. In my early days of raw food prep I killed a couple blenders with my zeal for thick, frozen fruit smoothies! Thats why you’ll notice in many of my recipe videos using my standard blender I’m blending the ingredients in stages. *lol*
Now just assemble your food processor and fire it up! I set mine to the highest setting. Then drop in your banana slices a chunk or two at a time until you got ‘em all going. The maximum amount I recommend per batch would probly be 4-6 bananas. You may occasionally have to stop the processor and scrape down the sides to get everything evenly ground. As soon as the mix looks blended (ie the bananas don’t resemble chunks anymore) it’s done!
Serve this banana ice creamy goodness immediately as it tends to melt quick! You can also experiment with blending in other frozen fruits with your banana chunks to concoct your own fun flavors! Try Banana-Mango, Banana-Blueberry or the classic combo Banana-Strawberry! For other awesome add-in’s try cacao powder for a chocolate ice cream, vanilla bean seeds or extract (preferably alcohol- free but, use what ya got!) or even shredded coconut!
Now to make this ice cream into my favorite sundae you’re gonna need to whip up some Fudge Sauce~
1/2 C of pitted dates
1/2-1 C of water (depending on how thick you like your fudge sauce)
1-3 Tablespoons of raw cacao powder depending on how chocolatey you like it! *for an awesome source of raw cacao powder keep reading after the recipe!*
seeds of a 1″ piece of vanilla bean pod (or 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract)
pinch of salt
Soak the dates in the water for about 15-20 minutes to soften. Toss the dates and soak water along with the other ingredients into your blender and blend thoroughly until smooth! Viola! This fudgey topping will keep in your fridge for up to 2 days …if you don’t drown your ice cream in it before than. It also makes a nice dip for fresh strawberries especially when you add in a lil extra cacao powder to make it dark chocolate style!
For the final topping simply use some soaked walnuts (you can use soaked and dehydrated for a bit more crunchiness ,but just soaked works fine!). I soak my walnuts for about 6-8 hours to get out all those tannic acids, this not only makes the walnuts easier to digest ,but leaves them sweeter and less bitter!
This Sundae is the bomb! Sure to win over you and many of your non-raw friends and family. It’s also great for anyone looking to avoid dairy and or refined sugars! Happy Sundaes! :0)
A lot of people ask me where they can get raw cacao powder and other raw goodies and now I got a good one! My buddy Justin of Raw Food Health Tips recently opened up an online raw food store called Shop Raw Foods (click on the link on my sidebar to check it out!). Justin not only shares a lot of awesome raw living tips on his website and blog but, also is striving to provide raw food staples at reasonable prices, so you don’t have to break the bank to get your raw goodies! He has raw food staples such as cacao powder, cacao butter and cacao chunks (at really awesome prices!) and he also carries books, dvds, raw food prep equipment and raw food supplements and superfoods for those looking to play around with some supercharged goodies! Check out his stuff and tell him Rory says hi! :0)