Our family vacation was last week and, for the 14th summer in a row, we spent some time in our favorite beach town. Every year we look forward to seeing if there will be any new offerings on the boardwalk to add to our can’t-wait-to-have-that-again list of foods. We were definitely not disappointed, but our new love came in a completely unexpected form. Bananas. Just bananas. We fell head-over-heels in love with a tiny little spot along the boardwalk called Freaky Fruit. Their motto is “It’s halfway good for you.” I love that!
My husband kind of stalked the place trying to figure out what they were really doing to make his banana whip taste so much like ice cream. I’ve seen this pop up on other food blogs over the past few months and I tried to convince him that it really was made with bananas, and only bananas, but he just couldn’t believe it. And in his defense, it truly is so darn good that it’s hard to believe there’s nothing to it but a couple of frozen bananas.
We’ve been buying bananas every time we stop by the store now and we’ve got a nice stash in the freezer. It’s so simple to drop some into my Ninja blender and in a couple minutes (and with a little bit of scraping down the sides) we’ve got frozen banana whips that totally rival the boardwalk shop. Our new motto is that we’ve gone bananas for banana whips!
Recipe: Banana Whips
frozen bananas… that’s it!
Peel and freeze chunks of bananas. When you’re ready for a banana whip, drop a few pieces into your blender and blend until smooth and creamy, scraping the sides occasionally. No need to add anything else, but be adventurous with them. You can add a spoonful of peanut butter, Nutella, or chocolate to the blender. They’re also tasty with a dash of vanilla extract or a sprinkling of cinnamon. Be creative!