On the hot summer days, many people race to find a way to make delicious banana ice cream for the whole family to enjoy and cool off. Just need to prepare a few familiar ingredients and follow a few simple steps, you can immediately obtain a cool, sweet and fragrant banana ice cream.
Nutritional value of bananas and banana ice cream
Banana is one of the attractive fruits, not only delicious but also a rich source of nutrients that are good for health. Bananas provide fiber, are rich in potassium, vitamin B6, vitamin C, antioxidants and phytonutrients. On average 1 banana (about 100g) contains 89 calories, 1.1g protein, 22.8g carbohydrates, 12.2g sugar, 2.6g fiber, 0.3g fat.
Regular banana ice cream contains 320 calories, 8g protein, 2mg vitamin C, 1mg iron, 220mg calcium, 45g sugar, 12mg cholesterol, 95mg sodium… With the above nutritional content, bananas work to maintain stable blood sugar levels , improve the digestive system, support effective weight loss, improve heart and kidney health, improve memory, make skin whiter and brighter, increase muscle (especially for people who are exercising. sports, gym, diet according to the regime.
How to choose to buy delicious fresh bananas
For bananas to make ice cream, when choosing, you need to keep the following points in mind:
To make banana ice cream, you can use any type of banana, but you should choose porcelain banana (Siamese banana), banana pepper to have a sweeter and more delicious taste.
You should choose a banana that is just ripe, because a green banana will have a bitter taste, and an overripe banana will have a sharp sweet taste.
Should not choose crushed bananas, prefer to choose medium sized ones, because too big fruit may mean bananas are heavily fertilized with growth drugs, and if the fruit is too small, it may be young bananas being pressed.
You should choose ripe bananas, it is best to choose the ones with green and yellow fruits, this is naturally ripe. Because bananas are ripe and yellow, it is possible that they have used drugs.
Naturally ripe bananas often have stalks, stems, and bunches that will ripen evenly. And ripe bananas are often pressed, the stalks are still hard and green.
How to preserve banana ice cream for a long time?
Homemade banana ice cream does not use processed foods or preservatives, so it can be preserved for a long time and is quite safe. However, if left for too long, the nutrition and taste of banana ice cream will no longer be kept as it was.
According to nutritionists, you should not leave banana cream for more than 1 week. Ideally, in each banana ice cream making, you should not do too much, it is reasonable to make enough for the family to eat within 2-3 days.
How to make delicious banana ice cream at home
3 Siamese bananas
15g tapioca flour (about 1 tablespoon)
300ml coconut milk
150ml fresh milk without sugar
50ml condensed milk
50g grated coconut
50g desiccated coconut
5g vanilla powder
Knives, glass boxes (plastic boxes), pots, pans, pestles…
Steps to take
Roast and pound peanuts (peanuts)
Put the pan on the stove, wait for the pan to heat up, lower the heat, and then add the peanuts to roast.
Roast until the bean pods are cracked and fragrant, then turn off the heat.
Put the peanuts in a bowl, rub to remove the shell, pound lightly (note not to crush too much).
Make coconut milk
Put 300ml of coconut milk, 50ml of condensed milk, 15g of sugar into the pot, mix well.
Put 15g of tapioca flour in a bowl, add 30ml of filtered water, stir well.
Put the pot on the stove, turn on low heat, cook until the mixture boils slightly, add 5g vanilla powder to increase the aroma.
Slowly add the tapioca water into the bowl, stirring with chopsticks.
Add 150ml of unsweetened fresh milk to the pot, continue to boil until boiling (should not boil too strongly), turn off the heat, wait for the mixture to cool down.
Preliminary processing of bananas
Peel the banana, cut the banana in half lengthwise.
Put the banana on the cutting board, use a knife to flatten the banana, so that the thickness of the banana is about 1/3 of the knuckle.
Pour the mold and freeze the ice cream
Wipe the glass box (or plastic box), pour a layer of coconut milk in turn, then put the banana on top, add a layer of coconut milk, sprinkle with roasted peanuts, grated coconut, and desiccated coconut on top.
Repeat until the glass container is full.
Close the lid, put it in the freezer for about 4-6 hours to have a cool banana cream product to enjoy.
Finished product & enjoy
Take out the banana ice cream box, use a knife to cut it into bite-sized pieces.
The cool banana ice cream has an eye-catching color and a delicious taste.
The finished product of banana ice cream has the aroma of bananas, greasy coconut milk, and crispy peanuts that make the dish more attractive.
Note when making banana ice cream
Depending on your sweet taste, you can adjust the amount of sugar, if you like to eat fat, you can adjust the amount of condensed milk accordingly.
It is recommended to use coconut milk available in cans, because self-squeezed coconut milk often has more water content, when making ice cream, it will easily be crushed.
When cooking the milk mixture, do not boil it too much because it will make the milk lose its nutritional content.
When squeezing bananas, it should be done gently so that the bananas are not crushed.
Banana ice cream made whole pieces often have ice chips, the best way to overcome this situation is to make ice cream slowly. Initially, you put the ice cream box in the refrigerator at low temperature and then put it in the freezer.
If the ice cream is frozen the next day, it is too hard, before enjoying, you should take it out and let it rest at room temperature for about 15 minutes.
You can follow the way of making banana fruit ice cream by adding ingredients such as jackfruit, avocado, strawberry, kiwi, grape, coconut…