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Frozen Banana Dream Recipe

Frozen Banana Dream Recipe

Talk about perfect timing: my friend Jennie just sent me an email this morning about the benefits of bananas–and they happen to be the only alkalizing fresh fruit. According to the email, bananas pack quite a nutritional punch, with depression-fighting, stress-busting tryptophan, lots of heart-healthy and brain-feeding potassium, and more.

You don’t need an ice-cream maker to make this velvety, frosty banana ice cream treat, a perfect warm-weather crowd-pleaser. And the health benefits are so great, maybe we should change the old adage to “A banana a day keeps the doctor away”!

3 very ripe bananas
3 tablespoons brown sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk, well-chilled
1 tablespoon freshly-squeezed lemon juice

1. Beat the evaporated milk with an electric mixer until thickened to the consistency of mousse. Add sugar and stir well to combine.

2. In a separate bowl, mash the bananas and add lemon juice, stirring until smooth. Add this mixture to the whipped milk, combining well.

3. Place banana mixture, covered, in freezer and freeze for 1 hour. Stir well, then re-freeze until firm.

Allow to soften in fridge for 30 minutes before serving.

Serves 8.

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By Cait Johnson, Assistant Producer, Care2 Healthy Living.

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Cait Johnson

Cait Johnson, MFA, is the author of six books, including Earth, Water, Fire, and Air: Essential Ways of Connecting to Spirit, Witch in the Kitchen, Celebrating the Great Mother and Tarot Games. She has been a counselor for more than 20 years, and teaches workshops on seasonal elemental approaches to self-healing, conscious eating, and soul-nurturing creativity.


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9:35AM PDT on Aug 24, 2012

Thank you for sharing this entertaining article with us.

7:56AM PDT on Jul 5, 2012

thank you for sharing, have a wonderful day!

12:04PM PST on Mar 1, 2012

Thank you

2:18AM PST on Mar 1, 2012

I'll try this recipe.

6:46PM PST on Nov 28, 2011


1:07AM PST on Nov 27, 2011

Thanks for the article.

6:22AM PDT on Jul 30, 2011

Sounds yummy! I make a healthy version of this recipe here (I call it my Fat Free Banana Ice Cream):

9:35AM PDT on Jun 29, 2011

Thank you.

6:03AM PDT on Mar 24, 2011

Thanks for the info.

4:20PM PDT on Mar 19, 2010

Nice, as a vegan version, though...

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