Saturday, August 8, 2009

Banana Nut "Ice-Cream" Bites

Oh, sweet's a treat for you to beat the summer heat! It's popular with kids too!
Of course I like vegan ice creams sold
in stores, but sometimes it's a bit too processed with weird ingredients, so I whipped up something equally as scrumptious. I am hooked on these little suckers!

Here's what you need:
1 1/2 cups of raw nuts (I used mostly pecans, with some almonds and cashews).
3 medjool dates, pitted and chopped.
2 ripe bananas.

1. Process nuts in food processor until crumbly.
2. Add the dates and process until integrated into the mixture. It should become dough-like when pressed with fingers. Scoop into a bowl.
3. Chop banana into bite sized pieces.

4. Cover banana with the "dough" and place onto a plate. This will make your hands very messy, but I think kids enjoy this step. If you accidentally smoosh the banana, it's'll solidify in the freezer.
5. Cover with plastic wrap and freeze for at least 3 hours.

Makes approximately 18.

Happy eating!

**Tip: If you have problems with the treats sticking to the plate after being frozen, use a butter knife to separate or you can use wax paper to begin with.


  1. Oh yum! I just discovered how delicious frozen banana can be (soft serve style banana!), and this is coming from a (former!) die hard banana hater. The nut coating sounds so delicious. I'll have to try these! -Eve

  2. The photo is really awesome, I'd like to try one of those! nd I have everything just at home to give it a try!

  3. I've just made these and popped them in my freezer - SO excited to try them!


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