About 3 years ago I was introduced to the second best healthy alternative (other than cauliflower mashed “potatoes” but more on that at another time), BANANA WHIPS! They are sweet, satisfying and have the same consistency as soft serve ice cream. I absolutly LOVE banana whips. I was lured into the gimmicky machine to make a banana whip a few years back, the Yonanaza. It was pretty good but didn’t get it the consistency I was really trying to achieve I starting experimenting with different appliances. I tried a food processor (not good at all), a blender (still wasn’t sold) , an immersion blender (good but not perfect) and then I nailed it. The Cuisnart Mixing Bowl with the whisk attachment worked best. It was also super easy to clean which is a huge perk. It isn’t just about the appliance though, I realized, you need to have the bananas dethawed enough and ripe enough before you place them in the freezer. I just kept playing around with the idea and perfected the ultimate banana whip. Once my banana is pretty ripe (browning a little bit) I put it in a plastic bag and freeze it. About a day or two later, I let it dethaw for about 20 minutes. I left them n the freezeras long a week but I like when it isn’t too freezer burnt. Once it feels like it is soft enough, I put it in the immersion blender and blend until it has the consistency of soft serve ice cream. I get creative and throw in all type of toppings; peanut butter, carob chips, coconut flakes, granola, and sometimes even sprinkles. It really satisfies the sweet tooth and is pretty much guilt free (minus the toppings). You can also eat for breakfast if you like, what’s better than ‘ice cream’ for breakfast? I just thought I would share my love of banana whips with all of you other bloggers. Enjoy!