Frozen Bananas

I was so thrilled to get my newest issue of All You in the mail today!  I absolutely l.o.v.e this magazine – the coupons, the recipes, the crafts, fashion tips, practical organization, and so on! It’s such a great little goodie, and I look forward to having it land in my mailbox each month! This month’s issue did not disappoint!
We love bananas in our house! I mean, we really love bananas around here. (And sometimes we go a little bananas too!!)  Since we buy bunches of bananas on a regular basis, I nearly always end up sticking at least one back in the freezer every couple weeks or so.  Not sure why, but we just seem to end up with a stray banana that gets too ripe and no one will eat it!  Anyhoo… I have been short on ideas of what I could do with the frozen bananas.  Of course, there’s always banana bread and banana nut muffins, which I make tons of each moth for our Freezer Cooking days.  However, we currently have four loaves of banana bread in our freezer, so I have wanted a few more options!
In April’s issue of All You, there is this wonderful recipe for Frozen Banana Custard.  This truly is a recipe to love, I promise! It is so simple and quick to make!  There is a short, very short list of ingredients. Aside from very cold fingers from working with frozen bananas, I ran into absolutely no troubles with this! In fact, I whipped it up in about five minutes right after dinner tonight!  And the kiddos loved it!  Here’s the recipe:

Ingredients

  • 4  ounces  semisweet chocolate chips
  • 5  ripe bananas, peeled and cut into small pieces, frozen
  • 1/4  cup  milk
  • 1/2  teaspoon  vanilla extract

Preparation

  1. Combine chocolate chips and 3 Tbsp. water in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on high until just melted, 1 to 1 1/2 minutes. Whisk until smooth.
  2. Place bananas in a food processor and pulse until broken down. Add milk and vanilla and process until smooth, scraping down sides of bowl once or twice as necessary.
  3. Scoop banana puree into dishes and top with warm chocolate sauce. Serve immediately.
May I just say again that my kiddos loved, loved, loved it!  Also, I skimped just a bit on it – I was out of chocolate chips (perish the thought), so we just substituted the Nesquick chocolate syrup we did have on hand. 

I do love All You Magazine and recipes, and I was not compensated in any way to share my love with you!  This post is part of Works for Me Wednesday at We Are That Family.

Comments

  1. Kelly says

    yummy! I love cutting up frozen bananas and putting chocolate syrup and cool whip on them. Kinda like a banana split!

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