Banana Soft Serve Sundaes

Banana Soft Serve SundaesI am taking a tiny step away from my Back To School Series and instead, have taken a giant leap toward a post that can be filed under the Holy Swiss Cheese It Is Freaking Hot Outside category.

My daughter’s school has been let out early due to heat for most of this week.  Old buildings plus a heat index over 100 equals overheated and red faced children.  Even though we have been back to school for a few weeks now, and Labor Day (read: unofficial beginning of fall) is just around the corner, we are deep in the hot and steamy throws of a heat wave.  Yuck.  We have played in the sprinkler, splashed in a kiddie pool, eaten popsicles, hunkered down in the air conditioning and watched Looney Tunes, but we were still in the need for something refreshing and cool.

Enter the worlds most easy ice cream!  Although it isn’t actually ice cream at all.  And yes!  I know I know I know.  This recipe has been circling the web for forEVER now.  This dish is so popular it is even printed on the stickers attached to the bananas themselves.

But its hot.  Really hot.  And on the off chance that you have never seen this before, I am posting it so that you too can benefit from its healthy, yet temperature reducing properties.  Cold, creamy, heart healthy, and delicious.  Just what we all need when its 102 in the shade.

And congratulations to Daria from PA for winning the honey giveaway!
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Banana Soft Serve Sundaes

4 or 5 bananas, nice and ripe

Toppings-chocolate chips, peanuts, chocolate sauce, macadamia nuts, almonds, caramel sauce, toasted coconut, honey, cinnamon, walnuts, a drizzle of rum, chopped strawberries, or anything else that sounds good with bananas!

Peel the bananas and break them into smaller chunks and freeze until firm.  Dump them into the bowl of a food processor and whiz up for several minutes until completely smooth, scraping down the sides of the bowl so that everything gets processed.  Enjoy immediately and top with whatever floats your boat.  Or freeze in an airtight container for later!