One of my favourite local fruits is banana. It is such a handy fruit, and especially useful in baking, making punches, cakes and making the simplest natural ice cream. It wasn't until the frozen banana post was done sometime ago that I got the idea from DC ( DC again lol!!) to blend the bananas to make a healthy ice cream. So, being the adventurous one, I decided to try it out. Now, there are many variations of banana ice cream you can try, and you may just end up with a few more favourites of your own. For now let's see what Trini creations of banana ice cream we came up with.
I have six variations of banana ice cream to show you today. I believe I could have added more variations, but I think I should not be too greedy and leave some of it for you to come up with. That way we would have a lot more to talk about and there would be a lot of creativity going on.
Banana ice cream is a quick and easy, no fuss recipe; there is no custard to prepare and no lengthy churning. Just frozen bananas and a little processing in a blender with your own flavours added. Yes, it's that simple. So simple you may not want to make ice cream the regular way for a while. Now, I have no intention to make churning ice cream (like my coconut milk ice cream) obsolete; I just want to show you all another option when you want a simple frozen dessert.
So here are my six banana recipes you must try.
Click on the page number below to view each recipe.
Felix! This is an amazing, amazing post. Please believe me when I tell you that nothing is a coincidence! Right before I checked the site for new posts, I was looking up recipes for "vegan condensed milk recipes"! My Dad has asthma and should not use milk but is a lover of ice cream! I tell you Felix, nothing is coincidence! 🙂 I so look forward to subbing vegan condensed milk for the regular condensed milk to make these recipes! What do you think of combining bananas with real guava fruit?
DC that's the type of creativity I'm talking about. Guava is a real companion to banana. I could taste it already 🙂
Felix, you know what I had years ago? Avocado ice cream. The only person I knew who made it was a lady who made it at home and sold it in front of her house years ago. I thought to myself "Zaboca ice cream, your're kidding" but to this day this is one of my all time favorite food memories! Unfortunately I don't see her around anymore. If she has "left us", I hope she passed the recipe to someone in her family. I sometimes wonder how many wonderful recipes we have lost when the old people finally leave us. How many old creole dishes of yesteryear are just plain and simply gone? Well, nothing like inventing new dishes so I might just try banana and avocado and see how that turns out!!!
That Avocado ice cream seems like something worth hunting down. I'm up to it so I'll start doing some digging on my side.
Felix - you know, come to think about it, one of my first cookbooks (all those years ago) was Beryl Wood's "Caribbean Fruits and Vegetables". "Yuh not findin' dat book on de shelves again atall!"
I believe there may be an avocado ice cream recipe in that...i have to look it up and see if my memory serves me correctly when I get home...If there is one, I will post it here for you if you don't mind?
Email me and I'll get to work on it.