One kid's adventures in gastronomy

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Bananas for Ice Cream

You know me well enough by now to understand my ice cream obsession.

It should be no surprise, then, that I’ve been helping myself to treats out of the freezer. I bring them to Mama and ask, “Are you thinking what I’m thinking?”

Invariably, she says, “No, I’m not. Now put that back.”


So I was thrilled when she offered to make banana ice cream with me, and not the kind that takes all day, what with the heating and the straining and the cooling and the freezing. Sneaky Mama planned it in advance. First, she sliced 2 bananas, then put the plate in the freezer.

sliced bananas/littlejudeonfood.comI didn’t know what was up her sleeve when she did this, so the wait didn’t bother me. Then she put the frozen slices in the food processor and began chopping them up. It was really loud, and I didn’t see how this was going to turn into ice cream.

processed nanners/

She had to scrape down the bowl a few times, but it started getting smoother:

nanners coming together/

Until, eventually, it looked like ice cream:

smooth as ice cream/


It was smooth and creamy—and cold! Though it looks quite yellow in these pictures, it was actually closer to vanilla in color. And best of all, it was so easy (and so good for me) that Mama promised that we can make it all summer long.

ice cream eater/littlejudeonfood.comAnd that makes me about the happiest kid on the block.

Love, Jude