This was hands down the most delicious treat I have eaten in ages. AGES.
My first (and only experience) with banana ice cream was when I was four years old. It may very well be my first memory. Proof I’ve always been a fattie, foodie at heart. I remember the slices of banana on the cookie sheet, the frosty, icy air of the freezer door cracking opening, and the whir of my mother’s Cusinart. I remember being immensely inpatient. But I had to keep waiting. I can still remember sitting in the dark, past my bedtime, in the backseat of my parent’s white maverick. We were at the drive-in, my first (and only?) experience, watching Return to Oz when my mother finally lifted the lid of the ice chest and dished us each a bowl. It seemed so incredibly special. I remember carefully dipping a spoon into the chilly treat, tasting the sweetness, savoring each and every delicious bite. When my spoon scraped the bowl, I wanted more. It was 1985.
When I first stumbled upon this recipe on No Grains, No Pain, this flood of memories enveloped me. Instant nostalgia. Tears welled in my eyes and my heart skipped a beat. A lost memory remembered. I knew I had to make it.
One Ingredient Non-Dairy Ice Cream (adapted from this recipe)
Take two very ripe bananas*, and slice into coins. Place on cookie sheet and freeze for several hours. Pop the banana coins off the sheet into your food processor, process until smooth. Scoop into small bowls and eat immediately or place back in freezer for later. Optional: add caviar from 1/2 vanilla bean, nut butters or cocoa powder. Mangia!
It’s so good, don’t be surprised if your little one begs for more!
*While I am following the Paleo Diet, I have incorporated many SCD (Simple Carbohydrate Diet) and GAPS (Gut and Psychology Syndrome) aspects into my diet as well. It is very important to consume bananas while quite ripe; this is why.
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