Written by Chris
If you freeze bananas until solid, then blend ‘em up in a food processor or blender, they get creamy and a bit gooey, just like softened ice cream. Add a little milk and Carnation Breakfast Essentials and it’s transformed into a soft-serve-like better-for-you dessert! Why add CBE? It adds an extra dose of protein, calcium, antioxidants and vitamins! I also like to add seasonal fruit to the mix such as strawberries, blackberries and peaches, as shown in the image above.
I’m calling this a dessert, but you will likely catch me eating it for breakfast too. It’s also a great mid-day snack. My kids absolutely love it!
Banana Cream Freeze, shown at top
Ingredients for 2 to 3 servings:
- 2 large, ripe bananas, cut into pieces and frozen solid (I use a zip-top bag – be sure to press out all the air)
- 2 packets No Sugar Added Classic French Vanilla or Classic French Vanilla Flavor CARNATION BREAKFAST ESSENTIALS Complete Nutritional Drink
- 1/2 cup fat free milk
Step 1: Make sure your bananas are good and frozen! Place bananas, Carnation Breakfast Essentials and milk in food processor or blender as shown above; cover.
Step 2: Pulse until smooth. At this point, an option is to add a handful (about ½ cup) of fresh berries or cut up fruit. See how creamy it is above? Just like soft-serve ice cream!
Step 3: Spoon into cups. Top with berries if desired. Serve immediately.
I hope you are having a delicious summer! Check back soon…
Related ice cream & smoothie recipes:
Peach Ice Milk
Peach of Mind smoothie