Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Recipe: Easy black banana ice cream (MasterChef)

Love bananas? They are an excellent source of vitamin B6, vitamin C, manganese, fiber, and a high energy fruit, which sports enthusiasts appreciate for its potassium-power boost. A banana a day may help prevent high blood pressure too!

This has to be the easiest recipe for making ice-cream ever, with only 1 ingredient - bananas! And you do not need an expensive ice cream maker to do it.

All you need to do is freeze your ripe bananas for 2-3 hours, then blend them until smooth and creamy. That's it! One thing to note though is that the ice cream does melt quite quickly, so eat it as soon as you've blended it.



You won't feel guilty for giving this to your kids, because it has none of the bad preservatives and coloring. All natural and healthy, and which kid can resist banana ice cream? ;)




Easy black banana ice-cream
Recipe adapted from MasterChef Australia - Matt Preston
Serves 2 (about 4 scoops)

Ingredients
4 very ripe bananas, peeled and frozen for 2-3 hours

Toppings
Chocolate chips
Almond flakes
A sprig of mint

1. Place frozen bananas into the bowl of a stick blender fitted with chopper attachment (I used a hand blender which worked just fine too). Blend until smooth and creamy. Serve immediately with topping of your choice.


*******************************
I am submitting this to the "Cook Like a MasterChef" bloghop which I am co-hosting with Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids and Anuja of Simple Baking. To join, simply cook or bake any recipe (from the contestants, judges or even sponsors) from any MasterChef websites or cookbooks (any countries) and blog hop with us for the whole month of September 2012.

Your post must be a current post i.e. posted in September 2012 - please do not link older posts.

Please mention Cook like a Star in your post and link back to Zoe of Bake for Happy Kids, Anuja of Simple Baking and Baby Sumo of Eat your heart out.

You can get the HTML code here: get the InLinkz code (Click on the link, copy and paste the HTML code into your blog post where you want the blog hop list to appear. Make sure you are in HTML mode when you paste in the code)

Happy cooking! Do check out the other bloggers recipe below:


*This recipe was featured on Asian Food Channel's Facebook page on 19 Sept 2012.

29 comments:

  1. Looks great! My kids loved it :) So now when I am too lazy to bake muffins with ripe bananas, into the freezer they go ha ha

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Mich, you are right... banana ice cream is miles easier than muffins. ;P

      Delete
  2. I actually love eating bananas but after reading this http://blog.massivehealth.com/post/19358238102/are-bananas-really-as-bad-for-you-as-cookies - I was rather disturb.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I would say eat everything in moderation and you will be fine.

      I read the article, it just says that banana jus doesn't keep you satiated as long. But I really dont understand how an orange can keep you full longer, cos everytime I eat an orange I will get hungry immediately cos of the acidic fruit. Btw popcorn has also recently been ousted a food that is not good for you, so I think the article needs a little updating.

      Delete
  3. Wow this is amazing! I have only tried to make ice cream once (and failed miserably) so even I could get this right! Plus I loooove bananas. Genius.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Let me know how it goes... I would say success rate for this is high!

      Delete
  4. Hot day? Ice cream melting... LOL!!! No, thanks...I don't think I will ever manage to make ice cream. Definitely no masterchef, that's for sure...far from it!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yea, hot day and also I was taking photos ma! But I did mention that this ice cream will melt faster, as will all homemade ones and sorbet.

      Delete
  5. What!?!?!

    All u need is banana, freeze it and blend it?!! how come it becomes ice cream?

    Tt means I can do the same for any fruits such as honeydew/apple?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's actually just blended frozen fruit, but it tastes just like ice cream. Banana has a nice creamy texture.

      I have not tried honeydew/apple but I think it would taste more like sorbet, cos they are less creamy fruits. I've seen ppl combining banana with strawberries and other fruits. Let me know if u try any and how it turns out!

      Delete
  6. wow, this looks great. it looks nicer than "real" ice cream in fact, more natural-looking and with a nice balance of creamy and melting textures! heheh, now i'm dreaming of mangosteen ice cream :D

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Now Sean, that is a fabulous idea! Mangosteen ice cream sounds great... may try it one of these days!

      Delete
  7. Simple ice cream indeed! I've made this before and ended up finishing the ice creams-- simply means that I had 3-4 bananas one shot. LOL it's loaded with calories la if i eat like that..;P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Haha if u dont make so much, then u won't eat so much. LOL!

      Delete
  8. This one seems easy to make, can I add some peanut butter in it? :P

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Great idea, banana and peanut butter shd be a great combo or banana and nutella and peanut butter!

      Delete
  9. Wow just look at that yummy ice cream with chocolate chips...great job!!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Amrita, its just a great way to use up the overripe bananas!

      Delete
  10. Yen, I said b4 & I'm going to say again, Matt Preston is one of the world's best food critic & he is also one of the original judges from Day 1 in Australia version, I love him, the soft giant, hahaha, you should see the size difference when he stood next to George, another of my fav judge.

    By the way, good pick of recipe, This recipe showed up in the latest Season of Masterchef(Season 4) & it was the 1st time Matt demonstrated how to cook.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I read a lot of comments on MasterChef Australia website, the viewers always comment that Matt Preston's recipes are always very easy. I think it's great for homecooks, cos not always we can have a lot of time to make elaborate dishes, right?

      Delete
  11. Oh yum ! Refreshingly delicious and so easy to make ! Love it !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hehe yes, easy is the keyword here! LOL.

      Delete
  12. My sister has been making this very often... but I haven't had the chance yet. Usually bananas at home disappear very quickly!

    ReplyDelete
  13. I'm always amazed with this recipe too! This ice cream is so healthy and easy to make. I saw Jamie Oliver made his mango ice cream using the same method too and look forward to try for this coming summer :D

    ReplyDelete
  14. Love Matt and Love his anybody-can-do recipes. Trust him to come up with "one ingredient" only icecream.
    This looks yummy! Will surely give this s try :D
    Anuja

    ReplyDelete

Please drop any comments or questions you may have here. Thank you so much for reading!

LinkWithin

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...