I’m not talking about banana-flavored soft serve; I’m talking about soft serve made from bananas!
I can’t remember where the idea originally came from, but someone, somewhere decided to freeze bananas and then run them through a food processor until they whip themselves into a soft-serve consistency. Pure. Genius.
Here’s the “recipe”: Take two bananas, break them into three or four chunks and freeze in Ziploc bags. Once frozen, put the chunks into your food processor and let run for a few minutes, scraping sides as needed. The pieces will eventually break down and turn into a fluffy soft serve consistency.
Be warned however, that you need a good food processor to do this. I broke two (yes, two) of the small, cheap kinds before I bought myself a large powerful Kitchenaid.
Then, I discovered this:
A contraption made specifically for this process! Pure. Genius.
It’s called Yonanas and has completely changed my life dessert habits. Because the only ingredients are bananas (and other frozen fruit), it satisfies the dessert cravings of those with allergies and intolerances. Kids love it too!
Here’s a list of where to buy: (I found mine at Bed, Bath and Beyond.) If you’re skeptical, check out the demo on their website.