Wednesday, April 21, 2010

One Ingredient Banana “Ice Cream” Recipe and One Ingredient Strawberry “Ice Cream” Recipe

First of all, here’s Sam’s latest---


He’s there almost at the end of our street, just to the left of the S.  What is he doing?  Well, he’s chasing Sam who is on his Big Wheel as fast as he can go.  He’s done it 3-4 times now.  Just gets on his “bike” and takes off chucking it down the street.  Kevin really had to run to catch him.  We live, for only another week! :( at the circle end of a cul de sac, it’s nice and safe.  At the other end is a round-about where there is a lot more traffic and often cars not paying complete attention as they zoom around it.  Yep, Sam keeps going clear down there.  The mailboxes are down there (gone are the days of mail carriers delivering to a box at every house???).  Anyway, Sam feels very familiar with the area, but it’s a little dangerous down there and he knows he’s not to go down there by himself.


He is marched right back home and doesn’t get to play outside anymore. It’s pretty traumatic for him and I hope he gets the message without too many more chases!  The little stinker!  We’re moving.  Soon.  Very soon.  I’m feeling kind of bummed about it when I look out at our street and it’s so pretty and I’m loving all the green and spring in the air.  And it just won’t be the same living in a small rented duplex for two months.  Sigh!

I just need to keep focusing on the light at the end of the tunnel.  We have bought a big, beautiful home in Utah and I know once we get settled in there that it will feel like home, but it’s okay to feel a little sad, right?  Well, we felt the same five years ago when we left Arizona, so I know it will be okay.


Parker had his 2nd grade music program last night.  It was a fun one, Seussical Jr. The Musical.  They sang a lot of fun songs.  “Hey, Parker, smile for a nice picture.”


Nice, Parker.  Okay, be serious.


One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish…..each class of kids were dressed all in different colors.  They looked really nice.  Darn, we took lots of video of all the singing.  Parker is quite expressive in the performance, but it would take me forever to figure out how to put some of it on here.  It will be fun to see Parker through the years as he no doubt is the one in our family who will be in drama, singing, dancing, doing his thing.



One Ingredient Banana Ice Cream.  Believe me? Put about four chopped, frozen bananas in the food processor.  (Let them sit on the counter for 10 minutes or so so they aren’t quite so hard.  Pulse until they are well chopped up.  Then let the food processor run for 2-3 minutes, you can scrape it down a few times, but it will soon become a wonderfully smooth texture.  It will look like a perfect soft-serve ice cream.  The boys love this stuff.  I couldn’t get a decent picture before they were all gobbling theirs down.  Of course they had to put some chocolate syrup on top.  This stuff is so smooth and creamy that you can’t even tell it’s banana—well, except for the flavor. ;)  We made this for snack tonight because we have a deep-freeze freezer and I’ve been trying to use up the things in it before we move.  While “cleaning it out”, I found a big bag of bananas (you’ll want to freeze bananas before they get to that black, really overripe stage for this ice cream).  Bananas just starting to get “freckles” are the best.  If you like bananas, you’ve got to give this a try!  A perfectly healthy treat that would even be fun for breakfast!

When I found the bananas, I also found two bags of strawberries I’d frozen last summer.  They were just slightly icy, but not bad.  We decided to whirr those up in the food processor and have a double treat.  The boys decided they didn’t want to mix the banana and the strawberry, but I’ll bet it would work and be good!

First we made just the strawberries plain.  It was kind of like a strawberry freeze or ice and tasted great!


100% Strawberries, nothing added.  Then we thought it would be fun to try adding just a little bit of fat free vanilla ice cream that we had.  It was almost gone, so we only put in about 1 cup, if even that, and mixed that up in he food processor with the strawberries.  Again, didn’t get a very good picture before it was all being gobbled up.  But  the boys loved that, too.   Ice cream for breakfast, you’ve got to try it!


T-Minus, next Tuesday and we’ll be moved out of this house.  Sigh.


Kayte said...

OMW, I remember those days of knowing that I might not be able to run as fast as they could pedal! We live on a cul de sac, so I could man the upper exit, but once they discovered how to ride, they were not content with just the cul de sac! Fingers crossed for you and Sam! Ice it time for ice cream already?? I say YES! Looks delicious.

♥peachkins♥ said...

The strawberry sherbet is perfect for summer!

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RecipeGirl said...

Those are two really great, easy dessert ideas- love it.

Good luck with your move! I can imagine how sad it must feel, but think about how happy your new place will be too :)

Mimi said...

Both ice creams look fantastic.
It's hard to move twice, but as active as your family is those 2 months will go by fast and you will soon be settled in your new home.

Valerie said...

I didn't believe the "one ingredient" part in your title. Wow! Sounds so great. I've gotta try it.

Anonymous said...

I ADORE bananas and I ADORE dessert. what a great idea. I am trying this...soon.
they are so active, aren't they?

Paige said...

This is great. I think you should definitely try the banana-strawberry "2 ingredient ice cream"--strawberry banana is one of my favorite flavor combos.

Emily said...

Mmm banana soft serve! I've heard of doing this, but never have tried.

Sam is a little stinker! He's so cute though!

Unknown said...

I still can't believe the 1 ingredient claim! I'm going to have to try it out for myself :P