Chunky Monkey “Ice Cream” that you really should try!

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Hello :)

Thanks to those who have said they missed posts :) that really REALLY means a lot to me!!!  Well……..I missed it too! It was a fun hobby for me and I am ready to come back to it, tho I may not post very often and it may take me a few weeks to get a post out ~ a sentence here and a sentence there!!! ;)

My “about” page USED to say mom of 4 boys. That has changed now to a mom of 5 boys and I couldn’t be more giddy about that! Ever seen this video?? Good to know other brothers act like my boys sometimes! I really get a kick out of it, smiles and tears at the same time. Boys. Wild indians 94.6% of the time. Tho they are gentle  as lambs 99.8% ;) of the time when they are around their new baby brother.

I feel real blessed to have these guys, good thing I enjoying baking! :) They enjoy eating it, and “helping”. “Helping” means bowl licking, but hey!, that is why I do it too!!! ;)

On to a tasty treat!!

Anyone else really REALLY enjoy ice cream??? Double hand raising over here!!! This here is my favorite food right now. Chunky Monkey “Ice Cream”. You HAVE to enjoy the taste of banana or you will not enjoy this, cause it does have an underlying banana taste ~ not overpowering because of the peanut butter, chocolate and chocolate chips!! :) Some of my boys like it, some really do not (the ones who don’t like bananas do not like it).

~ A blender will not work well for this, unless you have a CRAZY powerful one.
~ Serve it right away. Or freeze a few hours for “soft serve”. Or freeze overnight and it will be harder to scoop out but still very delicious.
~ Freeze your  ripe bananas in chunks, for easier processing. I usually do 3-4 (depending on the size) at a time, so I add bananas (as they over-ripen) to a Ziplock bag in freezer ~ then when I have 4ish ~”ice cream” time!!!!

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Chunky Monkey “Ice Cream”

2-3 frozen bananas (freeze in chunks)
peanut butter
chocolate sauce or hot fudge (I use this)
mini chocolate chips
(can also add some vanilla extract, just a touch~
peanuts, optional as well!)

Put the frozen banana pieces into your food processor. Pulse a few times to break up, then process till smooth. (Now, it is NOT that easy, you will need to stop a few times and shift those stubborn bananas around a bit and scrape down the bowl, they like to clump together ~ even forming a ball at times.) The processing usually takes 2-3 minutes till all of a sudden you see the smooth “ice cream” appear. About half way through I add a nice big ol’ scoop of peanut butter, process, then add a nice big scoop ol’ chocolate sauce/hot fudge, process again. Add a few of the chocolate chips, process a bit. Then stir in MORE mini chocolate chips (of course!).  Eat and enjoy or freeze!!

Enjoy!

I saw this recipe first on Kats’ Kitchen.

PLEASE remember that I like to hear from you guys!!! :)  It is fun!! Let me know about any fun foods you have made or want to make or will be making or dream about making! Food talk is up there with my favorite things. 

 

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About Bobbi

I am a wife to my wonderful husband. I am a mom to 5 wonderful/busy/crazy/noisey/happy snappy boys. My hobby is cooking and baking, I love to read recipes and organize the recipes I have. I enjoy making food for people and sharing recipes. My husband is not picky and will eat almost anything, my kids are not quite as easy, they can be picky eaters, which has lead me to try to make more “favorite family foods”. I am hoping that through this blog some of my friends and family, or anyone for that matter, will share their favorite recipes too!!! Feel free to email me at favoritefamilyfoods@hotmail.com if you have any questions, suggestions or recipes you would like to share. I look forward to hearing from you! Bobbi

14 responses »

  1. Hi Bobbi!! So glad to see you posting again :) Can’t wait to try this yummy treat. And just bought a jar of fudge today so better start getting some ripe bananas! Looking forward to more recipes from ya ;)

    • Hi :) yeppers you need to try this!!! :) I actually went to the grocery store to buy bananas JUST for this recipe. I was going to not be patient and just buy nice yellow bananas, freeze and make. BUT in the “dent and damaged” fruit bin, there, waiting for me, was a bag FULL of over ripe bananas for a woppin’ dollar!!! YIPPPEY! :) Hope your family enjoys this if you make it!!!

    • Thank you, you are toooo kind. I do have fun writing. Always have. I see from the size of your boys that time DOES go fast!!! I used to not believe it! BUT believe you me, I know it to be TRUE now!!!! I am savoring every minute and treasuring it. THANKS!!! :)

  2. So glad you’re back! And what a perfect time for this recipe, ice cream anything is pretty much a requirement each night in our house :) Thanks for sharing.

  3. Very clever recipe Bobbi!! How very good for you!! I mean in the healthy in the ice cream sence….It look so beautifully smooth too! Nice to see you back and it was a very happy surprise to see your new post in my inbox this morning!!!!!Yaaaa!!! but fyi , I’ve been making your recipes all along!

    • It IS a clever recipe :) thankful for however decided that whirling up bananas would be a good idea!!! SO fun that you are still making recipes from earlier posts, makes me smile! Hope some are successes!!! and become your families favorites as well! :) We haven’t talked food in a long time, fyi. ;)

  4. Yeah, welcome back! Even if it’s only once a month or so I am sure your readers will appreciate it! I have frozen cut up bananas in my freezer right now….planning to make ice cream with it this afternoon–it’s been too long since I’ve made this!

  5. So glad to see that you are “back”. Hope your life with #5 is going really well and you are having time to do some fun things…like more recipes. I have an awesome kale salad recipe, but not everyone likes Kale. If you want it..I’ll send it. So healthy. Maybe you have a kale ice cream recipe!

    • Hi Sue, yes ~ I do enjoy kale.I am just started to use it, so yes PLEASE send me the recipe and I will for sure try it!!! :) HA! Kale ice cream? Thanks for the smile :) I am sure someone has made it!

    • :) Thanks to YOU and ALL for the fun wonderful comments!!! :) This is my favorite way to use those old bananas up! Hope you guys enjoy!!!! A nice summer afternoon treat, make it in the morning and enjoy it in the afternoon!!! :0)

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