Last week, I saw this video on how to make ice cream from a frozen banana. Here's the thing: it's just a frozen, mashed banana--not ice cream. But I'm willing to trick my brain into thinking that a frozen, mashed banana with toppings is ice cream instead of grabbing some Ben and Jerry's (also a valid choice).
In order for this ice cream to work, you need to add things that go with bananas such as chocolate, peanut butter, strawberries--really, what doesn't go with banana? For this example, we're using peanut butter and homemade marshmallow sauce. You thought I would write a post about just blending a banana and calling it ice cream?! For shame. There's a mixer involved, never fear.
Recipe for Marshmallow Sauce
(do I need to write out the mashed banana part?)
- 1 egg white portion from a large egg
- 1 cup of light corn syrup
- 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- In a small bowl and using an electric mixer, beat the egg white until soft peaks form. You don't want the egg whites to hold their shape yet as you'll be mixing more in the next step.
- Pour the corn syrup into the bowl with the egg whites and continue to mix until thickened.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar. The consistency should be sticky and syrupy with all ingredients well incorporated.
- Add the vanilla and give a quick stir.
- Top any ice cream or fruit or hot chocolate and enjoy!