banana “ice cream” with peanut butter and chocolate chips


I took a break from blogging to visit my family in Canada. I didn’t stop cooking, though; I hosted two dinners. The first menu was Jamaican themed, the second was a low-carb menu. Dessert was off-theme, though, for what is the meal without something decadent to finish;  I made pavlova with fresh berries and cream. Here is another decadent dessert that isn’t calorie laden:  whipped frozen banana with peanut butter and chocolate chips. It looks like ice cream, doesn’t it?

Whipped Frozen Banana “Ice Cream” with Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chips
4 very ripe frozen whole bananas
Greek style yogurt
Creamy peanut butter
Chocolate chips

Slice the frozen bananas into rounds. Put them into the bowl of a food processor and process until fine. Add yogurt and honey to taste, then process until creamy.
Scrape into a bowl. Add peanut butter and chocolate chips to taste. Combine by hand so that the banana is streaked with peanut butter. Freeze 1-2 hours, then scoop into bowls and eat.  Yum. Makes 2-4 servings.


My Sister’s Hummus Recipe

Hummus and Carrots

This doesn’t require any cooking and if you don’t have any tahini sauce peanut butter makes a great substitute! We love the flavor of  the scotch bonnet pepper, a relative of the habañero, so we add it to most everything,  but chilies will do just as well. Hummus is delicious with raw vegetables like carrots, celery, cucumbers, and peppers.

3 garlic cloves (minced)
19 oz can chick peas, drain and reserve the liquid
¼ c tahini (sesame seed paste) or peanut butter
3 tbsp. lemon juice
1 tbsp. olive oil
½ c liquid from chick peas
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp coriander
½ tsp salt
2 small scotch bonnet peppers seeded

Blend all ingredients in a blender until smooth. That’s all there is to it! Enjoy!