Cheesecake Factory serves “cheesecake.” Climate change deniers are “experts.” When you ask your girlfriend what’s wrong and she says she’s “fine.” “Chicken” McNuggets. These are all fine examples of the use of quotation marks to convey irony or sarcasm.
You see, this is not banana-blueberry ice cream. It’s banana-blueberry “ice cream.” All it’s really made of are frozen bananas and blueberries. To call it ice cream would be to lie. But when you eat it, it’s easy to forget that the sweet, creamy, refreshing dessert you’re scarfing down is nothing but pulverized frozen fruit. It’s perfect for anyone who can’t eat dairy, or for anyone simply looking for an alternative to ice cream.
Did I mention it’s easy? Not “easy.” I mean it’s actually so easy it’s barely a recipe at all! It’s more of a “recipe.”
You will need:
- 2-3 bananas
- frozen blueberries (or no blueberries, or you can add frozen strawberries, or a small spoon of peanut butter, or a spoonful of cocoa powder, or acai powder, or…)
The first step is to slice the bananas, place them in a ziploc bag and freeze them overnight.
When they’re ready to use, chuck them in a food processor with the blueberries (or not, or whatever you think would be a tasty addition to your “ice cream”).
Pulse in the food processor until the bananas turn into, well, something that looks suspiciously like ice cream. That’s it! Top it with nuts or more fruit or anything else you like. And did I mention that it’s already sweet? I underestimated the sweetness of bananas until I made this - no added sugar necessary!