Tropical Banana Soft Serve
Ever since we have been in Malaysia, my blender and food processor have been my best friend. We use one of them at least once a day. Honestly, one of the best things about living on a tropical island is the abundance of affordable fruit. Whenever fruit starts to go bad, I usually cut in up and throw it into a smoothie. Recently though, I’ve been cutting fruit up and saving it in the freezer to make some fruit soft serve!
I used to really love eating ice cream, not simply for the ice cream itself, but also out of sheer habit. There was a time in my life where I would literally eat ice cream for dessert every night. Now that’s not healthy. We have gone without ice cream for three months now and I am the point where I don’t crave it anymore and don’t really miss it. When we do want some dessert, I like to make banana ‘ice cream’. Banana ‘ice cream’, or soft serve as I like to call it, is simply frozen bananas with some vanilla extract blended until smooth and thick. It’s a super easy treat to make when you have frozen bananas waiting to be used up in the freezer.
This recipe is a variation on the typical frozen banana soft serve. It’s quick and easy! You can also add or substitute any of your favorite fruit (strawberries, mangos, papaya) or what you have on hand. Dragon fruit is in season and we can’t get enough of them! Our dragon fruit here is the variety that are bright magenta inside and they are what gives this frozen treat it’s lovely color.
1 cup fresh chunks of pineapple
1 cup fresh chunks of dragon fruit (about half a dragon fruit)
2-3 cups sliced frozen bananas
Take your bananas out of the freezer and let them sit on the counter for about 10 minutes to soften a bit. In a food processor or blender, blend together the chunks of pineapple with the chunks of dragon fruit. Add the slices of bananas and blend until there are no chunks, the result will be a thick fruit mixture that is ready to eat! If you prefer your soft serve to be a bit thicker, simply place in the freezer to thicken, stirring occasionally until desired consistency.