September 7, 2008
Banana choco-nut ice cream: Low fat
There are two kinds of people in this world - People who are chocolate lovers, and people who are vanilla lovers.
I have been wanting one for so long, an ice-cream maker... I used to think of all the low fat ice creams that I could create and not having to buy those tubs from the grocery store to satiate my cravings for ice creams (which is almost every other day!) :)
Yes, I love ice creams and I am never hesitant to admit it. I had a big thing for chocolate ice creams, but as my tastes buds evolve, I lean more towards vanilla these days. But chocolate with nuts beats them all.
As I was looking for recipes on the internet to make a low fat version which was still creamy, I found that there is a real dearth of good low fat recipes online. Most of them are made with tons of egg yolks (I am not against it completely, but it beats the purpose of trying of making it as healthy as possible)
So one day I hear "Alton Brown" (I am a huge fan of this show) of the Food Network mention in some episode that bananas are a good substitute for eggs since they give the same consistency.
And that is how this was born... my own creation, and it is spoon-licking-good.
It is best served in soft-serve stage, but you could freeze it for later use.
Home-made Banana choco-nut ice cream: Low fat
Frozen bananas - 2 (Remove skin before freezing)
Fat free Evaporated milk - One 15oz can
Skim milk - 2 cups
Cocoa powder - 2 tbsp
Sugar/Splenda - 1 cup
Vanilla essence - 1/2 tsp
Chocolate chips & Chopped walnuts - 3/4 cup
Blend the frozen bananas with the milk in a blender till creamy, and then add rest of the ingredients except the nuts and chocolate chips.
Pour the mixture into an ice cream maker and run it for about 25-30 min. Follow your ice-cream maker instructions as to how much of the mixture it can hold.
I pour 3/4ths of the way up.
The mixture would have turned into a soft-serve by now. Add the nuts and chocolate chips just one minute before turning off the machine.
There you have it! Home-made Banana choco-nut ice cream that is low in fat and sugar.
Note: If any of you come across good "relatively" healthy ice cream recipes, do send across the link to me, and I will definitely try it out.
Sending it to Lore's Original recipe event
Thanks Cham for pointing it out to me. I am also sending this to Meeta's Monthly Mingle August 2008: Fruit & Chocolate