Favors and ideas? I have an idea: don't try to substitute bananas for ice cream.
Let me go back. I am watching what I eat. Typically, this consists of watching way too much food go into my face, but lately, I have been watching portion sizes and things. It is summer, after all, and darlings, my kids, bless them, really love to go to the pool. So I would not be the mama in the mumu, I decided to get healthy.
Which is a problem, because I love my sweets. So, when I saw a recipe for how you can replace ice cream cravings with frozen, blended bananas, I nearly wept with excitement.
Like a little spring lamb, I chopped and froze all the bananas that we had in the house. I couldn't wait to throw those bad boys in my Cuisinart.
Well, sure enough, I cough down dinner to get to dessert. Tossing the banana chunks in my food processor with gusto, darlings, I blended them up. Bananas and vanilla extract and some honey, oh my.
And the result was a cruel, miserable lie. Frozen bananas taste like bananas, not ice cream.
There, I have spared you the humiliation of having to learn this lesson for yourselves. Frozen bananas are wonderful if you are craving cold bananas, but from now on if I want ice cream, I'm going to eat ice cream. A whole little half cup of delicious, frozen heavy cream and sugar.
I will just eat it less often and save those frozen bananas for my smoothies.