Thank-you for all your well wishes and words of encouragement on our recent big news that we are moving home to Gippsland. I know a lot of people still have questions – and honestly I don’t have the answers to them myself! We are remaining hopeful and I am surrounding myself with positive energy. All will be well. As a distraction I’m busying myself with business as usual here on She Sows Seeds…
On Sunday our part of South Australia was the hottest place in Australia. The hottest day ever. Since records began. Officially. The mercury hit 47 degrees. Foul, foul, foul. We have begun packing, sorting through all the stuff (oh the STUFF). Imagine packing up your life, pregnant, it’s 47 degrees, in an old house with no air conditioning. Yeah, that.
So, of course my eyes turned to the freezer, thoughts turned to ice-cream. We are trying to empty the freezer in preparations for the big move east and I dug up some frozen bananas in there – perfect for easy homemade ‘ice-cream’ of sorts considering I don’t have an ice-cream maker (and don’t fancy hand churning in 47 degree heat).
Banana Maple Peanut Butter Ice-Cream
2 frozen bananas
2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tablespoons peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, whatever you like)
Handful of choc chips
Sprinkling of cinnamon
Slivered almonds to serve
It’s best to freeze bananas in cut up chunks, but mine were frozen whole – so I let them thaw a little (a little too much to be honest, mine ended up a bit runny) so I could break it up a bit. Put frozen banana chunks in high speed blender capable of crushing ice. Give it a whizz for awhile. Add in maple syrup and peanut butter. Blend until smooth, you may need to pulse it for awhile to help it out a bit. Stir through the choc chips and cinnamon, top with the slivered almonds.
This is a dairy free recipe, not that we’re a dairy free household by any means (I’m sure just my husbands milk and yogurt consumption alone keeps the dairy industry alive!) But if you’re of the dairy free variety, there you go. You can substitute the maple syrup for honey if you prefer, or the choc chips for some cacao powder which is actually what I would have preferred I think. Yum yum!