If you're an East Coaster like myself, you are probably sweltering in this persistent heat wave. It can be hard to enjoy a sweet treat in hot weather especially when faced with ice cream, gelato, and sorbets. So when I'm craving something cool and sweet, I turn to banana whip!
I have frozen blackberries on hand, but banana whip is really versatile. Go naked and just stick with bananas. Or add a dash of cocao powder. The banana is great on its own but also provides a wonderful canvas for other flavors. I love banana whip not only because it is delicious but most importantly, it is easy to make and incredibly healthy.
Contrary to popular belief, you don't need a Vitamix or a Champion Juicer. I used my Cuisinart food processar/hand blender combo and it worked great.
Berry Banana Whip
1 frozen, very ripe banana
nuts for topping
Slice the banana into small chunks.
Toss all fruit into the blender and blend until creamy.
Add agave if desired and blender until incorporated.
I sprinkled some sliced almonds,
but any traditional ice cream topping will do.
I especially love a drizzle of chocolate!