"Nice Cream" Sundae
The banana is truly a magical food. It is so versatile, portable, nutrient-rich, and is still gentle on our stomachs. For many Crohn's patients, bananas are a staple on the grocery list, and I am no exception.
I started making these "Nice Cream" sundaes in 2014 when I was celebrating my birthday just 8 days before my partial colectomy. At the time, I was on a mostly-liquid diet (except for the occasional bowl of mashed potatoes or mashed bananas), and I still wanted to celebrate my birthday with friends as best as I could. So I decided to make "nice cream" out of frozen bananas because I knew I could tolerate it and it would be fun for others to create their own sundaes.
I used to have a Dole brand "Yonanas" frozen fruit soft serve maker, but after a couple of moves and limited cupboard space, I decided to donate it and just stick with my tried-and-true food processor. So don't worry, you do not need a fancy gadget to make these!
The other great thing about these sundaes is that you can top them with whatever goodies you desire, or keep them plain. This is a delicious, dairy-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free treat that can be enjoyed by all!
Makes 4 servings
“Nice Cream” sundae ingredients
- 4 ripe bananas, peeled and sliced into 1-inch rounds, frozen
- 1/2 cup unsweetened almond milk or oat milk
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
- Cacao nibs
- Almond butter
- Peanut butter
- Unsweetened coconut flakes
- Chocolate sauce
- Sliced almonds
Directions for "Nice Cream" sundae
- Add sliced frozen banana, milk, and vanilla extract to a food processor and blend until smooth.
- Spoon into a bowl and top with desired toppings.
- Enjoy immediately.
- calories: 112
- carbohydrate: 27.3g
- cholesterol: 0mg
- dietary fiber: 3.2g
- protein: 1.4g
- saturated fat: 0.2g
- sodium: 24mg
- total fat: 0.8g
Disclaimer: Everyone with inflammatory bowel disease is different. We recognize that some ingredients listed in this recipe may be a trigger food for some people. Please feel free to omit or substitute any ingredients that don’t work for you.
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