Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy day after Easter

Yesterday, Judy and I had a Jewish Easter Egg hunt.  That is to say…..we played golf.  They’re very similar.

However, I couldn’t let another day go by without writing about one of the greatest discoveries of the millennium.  You can make delicious and extremely healthy Ice Cream without Ice, Cream or anything else that is generally found in this favorite of all desserts.

It’s true!!  While monitoring the Food Network the other day, Judy and I watched with amazement as Claire Robinson, host of 5 Ingredient Fix, prepared a Banana and Peanut Butter ice cream with only 3 ingredients, Bananas, Peanut Butter and Honey. Oh Emm Gee!!   

Bananas are Free!  That means, as with all fruits and veggies, they don’t have a PointsPlus value.  You may eat all you like.  The only points in this recipe come from the Peanut Butter and the Honey.  And, the PointsPlus value is so minimal; this sensational dessert can be enjoyed whenever the craving beckons.

We had some bananas on the hanger and some strawberries in the fridge, honey in the pantry, and we’re never without peanut butter.  I just couldn’t wait to make the Cooking D’Lites version of this dessert.

From our kitchen to yours.  Enjoy the adventure.

Banana Strawberry and Peanut Butter Ice Cream


Banana Strawberry Peanut Butter Ice Cream
2 – 3 medium Bananas, ripe, cut into 1 inch pieces.

8 – 10 Strawberries, medium, halved, stem less

1 Tbsp Peanut Butter, creamy, room temperature

2 Tbsp Honey


Place Banana pieces and Strawberries on a cookie sheet in the freezer for about 3 hours.

When frozen, in a food processor, puree the fruit until it becomes smooth and creamy.  Scrape down the sides to get all the goodies.  Add the Peanut Butter and Honey and continue to mix until blended.   
Voila!! Ice Cream.   Serve immediately and re-freeze what you don’t eat, it there’s any left.

Yields 4 servings.  PointsPlus value per serving is 1. Prep time is 3 minutes. Freezing time is 3 hours. Level of difficulty is Easy.

Weight Watchers and PointsPlus are registered trademarks of Weight Watchers Intl. Inc.

Recipes shown may not be exactly the same as those found on any website. Judy and I tend to "tweak" each recipe we feature, to some degree, incorporating our own unique tastes and ideas. PointsPlus values, however, are accurate. 

Photo by Barry Baruh

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