We mentioned our love of Daphne Oz and her awesomely easy and super healthy recipes HERE earlier in the month. Yep, she's Dr. Oz's daughter and cute as can be. We first spied her on the morning show circuit and immediately had to learn more. One of the super easy treats she created was a Banana Whip recipe. I watched her make it (HERE) and was shocked! As my fashion loving girl Rachel Zoe would deem, 'Seriously, that's bananas!'
Why might this recipe be my newest fave? A) it takes one ingredient and B) it takes 2 minutes to make. She repeatedly said, over and over again, how this treat replaced her love of ice cream. Yeah, shocker! Even though I know that would never be an option for me (I'm literally eating a huge bowl as I type this) it certainly piqued my interest and I had to give it a go! Check out the recipe below and our pic recap/review.
Freeze 2 or 3 small to medium bananas overnight.
Blend in food processor or blender until smooth and creamy.
My two just ripe bananas...
Peeled and sliced into thirds/fourths.
Ready for the overnight freezer stay.
About to take a spin in our food processor.
So this is where things got sticky for us. Our food processor isn't super high tech or fancy and I just don't think it could get the job done, breaking up all those rock solid frozen banana chunks.
It kept looking like this even after I'd rearrange the pieces and try to blend it again. Boo! (Daphne did point out that a Vitamix gets the job done with ease...maybe one day!)
So I improvised and added a splash of milk.
Yummers, that totally did the trick. It was creamy, light, refreshing and oh so tasty. Really, I'll just tell you that I was completely skeptical about this recipe. How in the world could/would I ever supplement my beloved ice cream for a processed banana. But guess what? It's possible! I'll be buying double the bananas today at the store to not only make this treat again, but make double so Walt can try too. It was an afternoon pick me up for me and it did just the trick in our scorchingly hot summer Texas temps! Enjoy and let me know what you think!
Take a minute and check out our other awesome weekly recipe re-caps we've featured so far: Bon Appetit's Strawberry, Lemon and Basil Flavored Soda, Momma's Breakfast Strata, Quick and Easy Shredded Chicken and Black Olive Enchiladas, Yo Momma Blind Man Barbecue Chicken, Real Simple's Yellow Cake with Fresh Strawberry Filling and Chocolate Sour Cream Frosting, Banana Bread, Linguine with Zucchini and Chickpeas, Homemade Ziti, Creamy Fettuccine With Corn and Arugula, Maple BBQ Turkey Sloppy Joe's, BHG's Greek Spinach Veggie Burgers, Mark Bittman's Chicken in a Pot, My Momma's Monkey Bread, CC Hubby's Easy Chicken Parmesan, Sophie Dahl's Chicken Stew with Green Olives and Asparagus/Edamame Salad, Ryan's Poached Egg Breakfast Ramekin Surprise, Momma's Homemade Chili, Christina's Paprika Chicken, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Dog Treats, Momma's Crockpot Pot Roast, Vanessa Barrington's Almond Milk, Peanut Butter Ice Cream Pie, Sweet Frozen Lime Slices, Amy's Awesome Homemade Pizza Crust, Brownie Caramel (Pecan) Cake, Papa Horner's Grill Top Paella, What's New Cupcake's Chocolate Chunk Surprise, Green Monster Smoothie, Bacon/Onion Compote Served on Crostini with Gruyere, Eat Clean's Meal in a Bowl Soup, Elie Krieger's Thai-Style Halibut with Coconut Curry Broth, Williams Sonoma's Cauliflower with Orange Zest and Green Onion, Williams Sonoma's Summer Fruit Parfaits, Williams Sonoma's Grilled Beef Fillets with Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce, Eat Clean's Tam's Constitutional Muffins, Healthy for Life's Stuffed Peppers, Mango, Dill and Cilantro Gazpacho, Women's Health Curried Sweet Potato and Chickpea Stew, Real Simple's Vegetarian Tacos, Aunt Beth's Pineapple Souffle, 15 Minute Cream Biscuits, Sunset Magazine's North Indian Style Spinach Chicken, Mrs. O'Callaghan's Soda Bread, Jordan's Momma's Quiche Lorraine, Shelby's Leek and Lima Bean Soup, Rosemary Grilled Kabobs, Homemade Tomato Soup, Easy Fruit Cobbler, Macho Man Meatballs, Super Bowl Dip Trio, Nana's No Bake Cheesecake, Rum Cake and Microwave Spiced Nuts.