Who doesn’t love ice cream? But let’s face it, keeping a tub of ice cream in the house can be problematic. It disappears too quickly, and there’s always the issue of who ate more than their fair share. Plus, store-bought ice cream isn’t always the healthiest choice. Luckily, there’s a solution that will satisfy your cravings without the guilt – banana nice cream sandwiches!
A Healthier Alternative to Ice Cream
Banana nice cream is a simple and nutritious treat that tastes just like ice cream. All you need is frozen fruit, and for this recipe, ripe bananas are the star of the show. The best part? You don’t need an ice cream maker! If you have a YoNanas machine, it’s even easier, but a blender or food processor will do the trick.
The Secret to Creamy Banana Custard
To make the banana custard, peel and freeze your bananas. Ripe bananas are ideal, but not too overripe and brown. Once frozen, place them in your YoNanas machine or blender until smooth. If you want to take it up a notch, add blueberries and strawberries for a burst of flavor.
Building the Perfect Sandwich
Now comes the fun part – assembling the banana nice cream sandwiches. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can make your own graham crackers using the original recipe. But if time is of the essence, store-bought crackers work just as well.
Start by laying eight small graham cracker rectangles with the flat side up. Cut a small corner from a zip-top bag containing the banana custard and pipe it onto the crackers. Don’t worry about being too precise – imperfections add character!
To take your sandwiches to the next level, add some fresh blueberries and sliced strawberries to the banana custard. Top it all off with the remaining graham crackers, ensuring the flat sides are facing the inside of the sandwich.
Chill and Enjoy
To let the banana custard firm up again, freeze the sandwiches for about five minutes. This step is crucial unless you want the custard to squish out as you take a bite – trust me, I’ve learned this the hard way! Once they’re ready, indulge in a scrumptious and guilt-free treat.
Wrap any extra sandwiches individually and store them in a tightly sealed container in your freezer. They can last up to a month, although the crackers may soften slightly over time.
Experiment and Share
Banana ice cream sandwiches are a hit with both kids and adults alike. The possibilities are endless when it comes to flavors and variations. Feel free to get creative and try different combinations. You can even involve your kids in the process – it’s a fun and delicious activity!
Enjoy the fantastic flavors of banana nice cream, and make sure to share this article with your friends and family. If you’re looking for more mouthwatering recipes, visit the BDK Restaurant website. Stay cool and enjoy the delightful taste of summer!