I just discovered an amazing summer dessert that is both healthy and extremely delicious: Frozen Bananas. Okay, the fact that they’re covered in chocolate contributes more to the deliciousness than the healthy aspect of them, but it’s dark chocolate, which is great in moderation. Don’t these look amazing? They’re also incredibly easy and quick to make! The whole process can be done in about 10 minutes, not including freezing time.
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These frozen bananas are a perfect way to make use of any overly ripe bananas that you have lying around the house. Also, when bananas are frozen they become much sweeter, and their texture becomes creamy. For people who aren’t able to eat ice cream due to lactose intolerance, this is pretty much the next best thing!
The first step is to slice up all of your bananas and put a popsicle stick into each one. Insert the stick into the sliced end of the bananas so the rounded end is on top. One of my bananas got stuck in the peel so the top is flat, but it’ll still work out (and taste great anyways!). It’s not completely necessary, but I like to freeze the bananas at this stage to solidify them a bit and to make the chocolate stick better. While the bananas are in the freezer, you can get the toppings ready.
You can experiment with different types of chocolate, like milk or white, but I used dark chocolate. I think the bananas are sweet enough as they are, so the dark chocolate provides a perfect balance for your taste buds.
I used a combination of peanuts and cashews for my frozen bananas, but you can use whatever type of nut you prefer, or skip the nuts entirely. I’ve even heard of some people using sprinkles or cookie crumbs. Personally, I think nuts are the healthiest option, because they provide you with fibre and heart-healthy fats that are good in moderation.
When the chocolate is ready, you can spread it on each banana and sprinkle the nuts on top. The layer of nuts also helps prevent the bananas from sticking to the plate. Place them in the freezer for a few hours and they’ll be ready to eat! But if you can’t wait that long, I won’t blame you if you sample one of the bananas as a taste test prior to freezing 😉
Hopefully these frozen bananas can cool you down on a hot summer’s day!