Ice-cream in winter? Yes! Try to Cinnamon Maple Banana Ice-Cream and you won’t need any more convincing. If you needed any before! 😉
It’s Friday and time for another Friday Treats post. How was your week? Mine was filled with catching up, battling jet lag and just generally getting myself settled back in here in Austria. While I was still in New York City, I whipped up a delicious wintery version of my favorite treat: cinnamon maple banana ice-cream – also known as “nanaicecream”. It’s the perfect treat for anytime of the day and year in my opinion – it’s a naturally sweet, no fuss dessert that can be whipped up in a minute, if you have frozen bananas. Usually I just make it as plain nanaicecream and top it off with nuts and fruits and sprinkles. This time, I added cinnamon to the mixture and also some maple water for a very subtle maple flavor. If you want to be crazy, you could add some maple syrup on top 😉 What I did love on top though, were little pieces of my Chocolate Pecan Thins. You should definitely give this combination a try. So without further ado, here’s the non-recipe recipe, because it’s really simple!
Cinnamon Maple Banana Ice-Cream
Yield: 1-2 servings
- 4 frozen bananas*
- 1 generous dash cinnamon
- maple water**
*Make sure the bananas are really ripe before you freeze them – the riper the fruit, the sweeter the ice-cream!
**If you don’t have maple water, you can also use coconut water or some milk of your choice.
- Depending on your blender, you might need to break the frozen bananas into some smaller pieces, otherwise it might have a hard time blending them.
- Add the cinnamon and a little bit of the maple water.
- Blend away – if it seems to “dry” and/or your blender has problems actually blending the bananas, add more maple water. Be careful though, otherwise you will have a smoothie instead of ice-cream.
- Stop blending immediately after it has become creamy and well mixed through, because the ice-cream will start to melt.
- Transfer the nanaicecream into either one medium chilled bowl or two smaller bowls and enjoy!
The maple flavor in this ice-cream is very subtle, so if you love maple and want it to be stronger, I would suggest adding maple syrup on top! You can also add whatever toppings you like to it, cacao nibs would be delicious with it, or simply some chopped up nuts. Get creative and let me know if you try it! Tag me on Instagram with #curlsnchard to show me your cinnamon maple banana ice-cream creation 🙂