Summer sure arrived with a bang this year. Over night the temperatures when from the 70's to the high 90's! So it was time to find some cool treats and fast. Now my family loves treats! I'm mean who's doesn't. But this mama isn't always thrilled with all the stuff in commercial treats! So I really shy away from store pop-cycles and such. So what's a mama to do? Whip up some Banana Maple Walnut ice cream of course. This treat is so quick and easy and healthy too. You could even serve it for breakfast. Heck, I had it for dinner tonight while the rest of the family was gone.
Banana Maple Walnut Ice Cream
3 frozen bananas
1/4 cup walnut pieces
maple syrup to taste, about 1-3 tsp depending on how sweet you like it
Put the banana into the bowl of your food processor. Being to pulse at 5-10 second intervals. You don't want to let the food processor run continuously as the heat with melt the bananas. When the banana is about half smooth mush and half chunks throw in half the nuts. Process in pulses again. Next drizzle in the maple syrup. All let's left to do is fold in the rest of the nuts. If you don't like large chunks of nut you can put them all in earlier.
Scoop and serve! That's it! And it it hadn't been 93 degrees in my kitchen, it wouldn't look like such a melted mess. But do looks really matter when something is this good? I think not! This made on BIG serving, two normal servings or three kid size servings. Adjust the amount of ingredients to your needs.
Of course the options are endless. You can do peanut butter and banana, chocolate banana, coconut banana. Really let your imagination and taste-buds run wild. I'd love to hear what combinations you come up with.
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