We were watching Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood one day and they made a fun treat called banana swirl. The characters made it but then after the show, there was a little vignette of a real family making it, too. They put some banana chunks in the freezer, then when frozen they put the banana into a blender and voila – banana swirl.
Just frozen banana blended up. And they ate it like ice cream. Color me intruguied.
I don’t know what made me think of this yesterday, as it’s been a while but when I got home from work I cut up a banana and put it in the freezer so we could have banana swirl after dinner. BUT – only if sugar pea ate a good dinner. And let me just say I was excited about this little treat and little missy miss wasn’t too keen on dinner so I was gettin’ a little nervous. :-) She came through though. Whew!
It’s a healthy treat and it’s easy for kiddos to help out. Our daughter was so excited about making “bana squirrel” and loved sitting up on the counter & putting the banana chunks into the blender one by one.
Time: Once your banana chunks are frozen, this takes about 2 minutes.
Makes: We used 1 banana and split the result into 2 portions
Banana, sliced into chunks
Put banana chunks into a bowl let sit in the freezer for a couple of hours or until frozen. When frozen, put banana chunks into blender. Blend until smooth. You’ll have to stop the blender a couple of times to push the banana pieces back down toward the blade because initially they will fly all over the blender. But be patient – they will blend together into sort of a frozen yogurt consistency.