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The Insider’s Guide to Healthy Hawaii: Got Bananas? Make Ice Cream!

The Insider’s Guide to Healthy Hawaii: Got Bananas? Make Ice Cream!

There’s an easy way to transform this fruit into a decadent delight.

Like most people, I love ice cream, which unfortunately doesn’t fit into my daily healthy lifestyle.

Thankfully, there’s a completely natural, healthy alternative that tastes amazing. It’s incredibly simple and involves just one ingredient. All you need to do is grab frozen bananas and a powerful blender.

When it comes to food, there’s really nothing better than a healthy snack that tastes like a sinful treat. To make it even more decadent, you can add goodies into your “ice cream,” such as topping it with peanut butter, almond butter, sunflower seed butter, dark chocolate chips, shredded coconut, almonds, macadamia nuts, fruits or whatever your heart desires!

To make this easy dessert, follow these four easy steps:

Step 1: Peel banana and cut into small pieces and wrap it in plastic wrap. Prepare as many bananas as you’d like and place them in your freezer. Your bananas will be frozen and ready to use after about two hours.

Step 2: Unwrap and place bananas in your blender. As a general rule, one banana serves one person. I usually blend at least three bananas at a time for a batch “ice cream.” Eventually, they’ll begin to thicken. Stop the blender and scrape down the sides when it becomes stuck.

Step 3: Add your optional add-ins to the blender when the bananas start to become whitish. Blend a bit more until your add-ins are mixed in. When it thickens and is smooth, it’s finished.

Step 4: Remove from blender and enjoy right away if you like a soft serve consistency. If you prefer it more like ice cream, transfer to an airtight container and freeze for about an hour. It looks like soft serve before freezing.

Enjoy your healthy “ice cream!”

This content originally appeared in Island Scene.

Medically reviewed in September 2018.

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