I have read on several websites and blogs about freezing a banana and then processing it into ice cream. So recently I discovered The Londoner my new favorite blog and girl crush. She made the ice cream chocolate! I followed her instructions here.
Ok, this must be simple and I can't wait!
Here is what happened...
First I chopped up 2 bananas and froze them in a tupperware dish for a couple days.
Next I pulled them out of the freezer and put them in my mini food processor.
Here is where something went wrong. I processed and processed and it just never got that creamy. So I continued. I also kept trying it to make sure, and it still tasted like a banana. (more about this later)
Finally, I got concerned with the banana taste and added 3 tsp of cocoa powder as the Londoner suggests. I processed and processed and next thing I know... smoke!!! Something is not right! My processor wasn't making the right noise. I burned the motor out.
So this is my finished product, and while it does LOOK like ice cream it sure didn't taste that way. It tastes like a banana with cocoa powder on it. Ick! I didn't even end up eating it. I kept thinking maybe I should add chocolate syrup, or peanut butter. But then whats the point in healthy ice cream? Might as well go pick up some cookies n cream at the grocery.
What I am more bummed about it my food processor. I love that little baby, and I hope I can find the recipe with warranty.
So has anyone else tried this recipe before? What did I do wrong? Was my only wrongdoing expecting it to not taste like a banana? I SWEAR I have read online something about the acids or whatever is in a banana creams together to taste like ice cream. Unfortunately I can't find that website again. Damn.