It has been beastly hot and humid these past two weeks on the East Coast of the USA. Typically temperatures in the 90’s are not the norm in May, but the weather has taken its toll on us all. During times like these, cooking has been furthest from my mind. We’ve been barbecuing and chomping on rabbit food 🙂 I’ve been thinking of cool, refreshing drinks, smoothies, sorbets etc. I had made this banana ice cream before, but thought to add some cherries to the mix, it just gives it that pop of color and extra fruit. Just 3 simple ingredients in this ice cream. Peanut butter, cherries and bananas, that’s it!
It is an easy peasy recipe. Slice 3 bananas and place them on a cookie sheet in a single row and freeze overnight. Transfer to a strong blender or food processor and blend until smooth and creamy. This will take a few minutes, you’ll need to move the bananas around, periodically to help it along, it will be loud as the bananas are frozen. In a few minutes you will see the mixture turn creamy. Add 3 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter and blend again. Add chopped pitted cherries. Pulse to ensure everything has come together. Freeze. I served it up with extra cherries, blackberries and a sprig of mint. It was oh so good, I’d forgotten about the awful weather we’ve been experiencing.