{Recipe Redux} Banana Soft Serve

by Danielle Omar on August 21, 2011

I love a good soft serve ice cream.  Frozen custard is actually my ultimate favorite, but being quite the decadent treat, I only splurge on it once in a while.
 
This month’s recipe redux is my answer to high calorie frozen treats.
 
Soft serve “ice cream” that is not only just as creamy, luscious, and sweet as the best custard, but with no added sugar or fat and just a fraction of the calories.
Sound too good to be true?  It’s not. To sweeten the deal even more, it only takes about a minute to prepare.
 
Meet the Banana Soft Serve.
 
Ingredients:  frozen bananas.  That’s all, folks.  Just freeze up some perfectly ripe bananas, throw them in your blender and moments later….soft serve to rival custard. Sprinkle on your favorite topping (mine is chocolate sprinkles) and enjoy.
 
Feeling the love for more frozen treats?  Try one of the great recipes below from my fellow reduxers:
 

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Danielle Omar, MS, RD
www.foodconfidence.com

Danielle Omar

Owner, Registered Dietitian at Danielle Omar Nutrition
Danielle creates personal eating strategies for busy men and women through individual nutrition counseling, cooking classes and digital programs. She inspires working parents, busy families, and stressed out professionals to change the way they think about food. Danielle is also a cookbook author, nutrition and culinary spokesperson, and recipe developer. Click here to sign up for her Confident Kitchen newsletter.

{ 5 comments… read them below or add one }

1 EA-The Spicy TD August 21, 2011 at 2:55 pm

Looks delicious Danielle! I've been seeing lots of banana soft serve lately so I've really got to try this . Have a wonderful Sunday-hope you get some time to relax!

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2 nutritioulicious August 21, 2011 at 6:38 pm

Amazing that all you did was blend up frozen bananas and this is what you got! Wonder if that would work with other fruit (I'm not a banana eater!).

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3 Liz - Meal Makeover Mom August 23, 2011 at 1:24 am

Love it. So easy! I'm with you on the chocolate shavings for the topping.

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4 Regan - The Professional Palate August 30, 2011 at 12:40 am

I just love this… it never amazes me that it works and tastes great!

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