Tuesday, April 10, 2012

banana cacao-mint soft serve

It's Tuesday and something sweet is just calling my name. What is a girl to do? Desperate times call for desperate measures - enter banana soft serve, that old, faithful, and easy to prepare raw dessert. Perfect for breakfast, a snack, or dessert, banana soft serve is one of the easiest raw desserts to prepare with a few simple ingredients.

In the past, I've made different variations of banana soft serve for friends, family, and in my cooking classes, and everyone is surprised at how creamy and decadent processed, frozen bananas and some simple superfoods and spices can be. Another healthy dessert option brought to you by Mother Nature.

Freezing bananas ahead of time will keep you well-stocked for those soft-serve cravings that might just strike at all hours of the day and night. This recipe uses bananas, cacao powder, a dash of cinnamon and vanilla, and some fresh mint to create a luscious palette of cooling flavours that will kick those taste buds into simple dessert heaven.

Banana Cacao-Mint Soft Serve
Serves 1-2

2-3 large, frozen bananas, chopped
1 tbsp raw cacao powder
1 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1 tsp vanilla (optional)
1-2 tbsp fresh, chopped mint
a few mint sprigs for garnish

Place the ingredients in your food processor. Using the 's' blade, process the mixture until it starts to resemble an ice cream, or soft serve, consistency. Scoop out the desired amount and serve in a dish of your choice, topped with a sprig of mint, sprinkle of cacao or cinnamon, or even some cacao nibs. Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy your healthy dessert, my friends.

For more soft-serve stylings, you can check out my other post on banana ice cream here. Go bananas for banana soft-serve!


Lauren said...

Yum! Mint chocolate is my favorite!! Must make this!

Elenore (E) said...

OH yes! All hours of the day and night, I agree! Thank you mother nature <3

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

Hey ladies - thank you! Banana soft-serve is one of my favourite, easy to whip up raw desserts. Enjoy :)

jess said...

yum, banana soft serve is a fave around here too :) looking forward to my garden mint coming in soon!

barefoot_and_frolicking said...

hey jess, nice! There is nothing better than freshly grown mint :)

HiHoRosie said...

mm! Yum! It combines all my favorite things!

andieclark said...

It's so much fun to cook that's why I enrolled in Spanish cooking classes. I will try this recipe of yours as soon as I master my baking class.

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