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