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!!!!
Chunky Monkey “Ice Cream”
2-3 frozen bananas (freeze in chunks)
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!!
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.