Monday, February 15, 2010
Banana & Chocolate Ice Cream Treats
Playing off of the Breakfast Ice Cream I just posted about I wanted some other fun ways and combinations to eat this healthy treat. Banana and chocolate? Absolutely. I was going to actually mix the chocolate and some peanut butter, but I didn't have any peanut butter so that nummy combination will have to wait for another day.
4 very ripe bananas (make sure they have brown spots covering the peel, this is when they are at their sweetest!)
2-4 Tablespoons yogurt (I used honey greek yogurt, but use any yogurt of your choice)
Cover muffin tins with liners (about 20 small or 10 regular), it would probably work fine with no liners but I haven't tried. You could also use those cute silicone ice cube trays in fun shapes!
Mix bananas and yogurt in a blender
Pour banana mixture into each muffin cup (fill them all the way)
Cover and freeze overnight.
Unwrap frozen tarts and put on a serving plate. Top each with some Nutella. As you can see I need to work on my topping technique so it doesn't look like someone pooed on my tart....
You can put them either way on the plate, I tried both and I'm not sure which way looks better, what do you think? Muffin or upside down muffin?
Some ways I will experiment with this recipe:
Add some peanut butter into the banana mixture before freezing and then top with Nutella.
Mix peanut butter in with the nutella.
Use different fruits and corresponding toppings:
Strawberry (or any berry) with a little whipped cream on top?
Apple with a caramel or peanut butter topping?