We've got snow! The girlswere up early and jumping on our bed they were so keen to get outside! So today we got to make snow men and snow angels and have snow ball fights, and make a fab snow man! It was all very fun and totally enjoyed seeing how excited the girls were (and our cat Chaak who went a little insane and wasn't sure if he should attack it or eat it).
My recipe today is carrying on with the frozen theme - home made banana ice cream - made in our amazing juicer!
We have a Samson 6-in-1 juicer and it really is marvellous. First of all you can juice in it. Obviously. But this juicer is a slow speed single auger, masticating juicer. In other words, it juices so gently that it results in a higher quality juice with less oxidation, therefore expanding the life of your juice!
It juices fruit and veg and even tougher things like wheatgrass. You can make nut butters in it, puree baby foods, make sauces, make pasta, frozen sorbets and Ice creams and with the extra optional attachment make cold pressed oils. How is that for value for money? It is (perhaps) my favourite thing in our kitchen!!
First of all you need frozen bananas. Peel and chop them into pieces and freeze overnight, or for a few hours until hard. Remove them about 5 mins before you want to make the 'Ice cream' to soften ever so slightly. After the 5 mins, you just run them through the juicer and it comes out like creamy delicious ice cream. It is such an amazing treat and takes no time at all to make.
For a good sized serving, allow 1-2 bananas per person. You can top it with anything you like, fruit purees work very well, but if you're in a rush, do as we do and sprinkle with a little raw blackcurrant powder and some bee pollen. The blackcurrant gives a delicious tang as well as being a huge source of vitamin C (great for the winter) and adding to the healthiness of the pudding. The bee pollen freezes on contact with the frozen banana and becomes super crunchy, just like a sprinkle! Only healthier, and actually tastier :) Try it out next time you fancy a treat and see for yourself!