I looovveeee ice cream. Coffee ice cream, mango ice cream, avocado ice cream, cheese ice cream, really, any ice cream flavor. Name it, I will eat it! BUT, ice cream has dairy, and I am sensitive to dairy so I’ve been ice cream free for months now: the sad reality of having dietary restrictions.
After a few months I finally decided that this fate is too cruel for anyone. So I started my quest for another option. And I did find one, coconut ice cream which is readily available here in Kuala Lumpur. Dairy free. Too pricey for me though, I need something that is within the budget that I can indulge in whenever I want to.
I checked online and Yonanas popped out.
Ever heard of it? You freeze bananas, and fruits, and you pass it through this contraption, and yowza! Ice cream! The key to the Yonanas was that you always need to have frozen bananas in every recipe. Bananas.. Hmmmm…
That’s when I realized that bananas are my holy grail!
Feeling super smart, I “borrowed” the same concept as the people who created Yonanas had, I froze some bananas overnight. I cut up 4 bananas into pieces.
Placed them in a ziplock bag and in the freezer it went.
After dinner the next day, with a mischievous smile, I asked my husband, “Would you like some ice cream for dessert.” He gave me a puzzled look because dairy is BANNED in our house. Not because of my dairy sensitivity, but because my husband is lactose intolerant, and what comes out afterwards, like what literally comes out is just too unforgivable.
Enough of that, and back to our dessert!
I took out the bananas from the freezer, and got my blender ready. FYI, I am not buying a Yonanas contraption anytime in the near future. I have too much junk on my kitchen counter as it is and I hate keeping appliances in the cabinets. I never use them when they are all tucked away, I will forget I have it and they just start collecting dust. Back to the ice cream..
Being the excited little monkey that I was, I dumped all the bananas in the blender and started pulsing it. Well well well, my blender just failed the super hero test. It was all roar and no pounce. I took out half of the frozen bananas and started back at step 1. This did the trick so I dropped more bananas a little at a time until it was all gone. At first it looked crumbly, but I did not panic, I was prepared! I did do my research after all. Husband wanted to give up and dump almond milk into the blender. I was like, “Hell no! You ain’t touching my ice cream!” I continued pulsing and eventually it became this creamy goodness. Ahhhhhh…
Of course I did not want to eat plain banana ice cream. ARE YOU FREAKIN’ KIDDING ME?! I survived months without ice cream. I wasn’t about to settle for something soooo simple. I brought out my hazelnut spread and chocolate chips which were both dairy free. I dumped a gallop of hazelnut, and a handful of chocolate chips. Pulsed some more to the beat of my own racing pulse. I could hear angels singing in the background. Hallelujah!
My gosh. It was good. Damn it was good. Oh, and I did “share” the ice cream goodness with my husband.