Awhile ago I wrote about discovering frozen bananas blended in a food processor being an excellent dessert and the best replacement for ice cream that I've ever found. Bob has been tweaking the recipe a bit and tonight discovered a great variation (that is for adults only!) that we both thought was delicious:
2 frozen bananas
2 Tbs. chocolate chips
1 Tbs. heavy cream
1 shot of coffee Tequila
Blend in a food processor and voila, heaven in a bowl. YUM!
I've begun making my own butter and it couldn't be easier. You literally dump heavy cream into your Kitchen Aid stand mixer, cover the bowl with a cloth napkin, turn it on and gradually increase the speed over 10 minutes or so and when you hear it going bump, bump, bump you switch it off and voila, BUTTER. You scoop up all the butter bits, squish them together and run the ball of butter under fresh, cold water for about 30 seconds, pack it into a butter bell and it lasts for a couple weeks.
No commercial butter can even compete in taste in texture. Aside from being simple as can be it is less expensive than butter in a tub or in stick form. Enjoy!
A recipe that I made up that I love. It is so fresh, light and tasty.
1/2 cucumber, peeled
8 mint leaves
1 head romaine lettuce, washed and cut into chunks
1 apple cored
1 cup of grapes
2 cups of ice
1/4 cup of water
2 tsps. of honey
Throw it all in the Vitamix for 1 minute until blended. Yum!