Saturday, January 12, 2008

Vegan Dessert Recipe: Frozen Banana Whips

Banana Whips My Heart in Two!
by Wiccan Chicken

I recently discovered this recipe hanging out with my vegan friend who also has celiac disease, a condition which does not allow her to ingest wheat gluten. This cuts out a LOT of food choices, but somehow, she managed to amaze me with her cooking, especially a simple , healthy, low-fat dessert called "Banana Whips".

Step 1: When your bananas start to turn a little brown, peel them cut them and cut them into chunks (make sure you get rid of the bitter little "threads" that sometimes stick to the banana).

Step 2: Place banana chunks in a plastic bag/in plastic wrap and freeze them overnight.

Step 3: Place a handful of bananas in a food processor and process for about 3 minutes until they are the texture of thick yogurt. Serve immediately.

That's it - ONE ingredient. And I'm telling you, it tastes like frozen yogurt! The natural gums in bananas allow you to whip them into this tasty treat! Sometimes I like to add a tiny splash of gluten-free rice milk just to get the processor gears "Wet" in order to have an easier time blending.

Who needs ice cream when you can have a serving of fruit that tastes just like it? Fit, friendly, vegan, and gluten-free!

If you want to get fancy, you can also any combination of these variations (just make sure the mixture if mostly bananas or else it will fall apart):

-Add one large frozen strawberry to each 1/2 cup banana serving.
-Add one large chunk of frozen mango for each 1/2 cup banana serving, garnish with a lime to make it fancy!
-Add 2 Frozen Blackberries (the fruit, not the mobile device) in with each 1/2 cup banana serving. Even a small amount will turn your mixture into a nice purple color!
-Add 1/3 cup of finely chopped nuts (you can do it before or after freezing, or just use them as topping)
-Add 1/3 cup of toasted shredded coconut (you can do it before or after freezing, or just use them as topping)
-If you aren't afraid of calories, you can add some dairy-free chocolate shavings on top!

Mmmmm, delish, makes my beak water!

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