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The summer has arrived in Switzerland!! In this heat I cannot help craving some ice-cream! However the ones you can buy in the shops are usually loaded with sugar. Of course I would enjoy them while I eat them however straight afterwards I would regret it.
This banana ice cream is the perfect solution! It’s as sweet and smooth as ice cream, really quick to make and you can add all the flavours you like. If chocolate ice cream is your thing, just add some cocoa powder. If you like something a little more adventurous, try adding peanut butter, nuts or dried fruits. It really depends on how you feel on the day.

I choose to go for a pure raw banana ice cream with a fruity sauce. Actually I first wanted to have blueberry sauce with it (you might have noticed that I love blueberries) but then I saw the blackcurrants. They were locally, organic grown fruits while here in Switzerland unfortunately blueberries are always imported. So the decision was made, to try this amazing recipe with blackcurrants, but remember feel free to vary the fruits with any other kind of berries. You might just want to taste your sauce before adding too much sweetener in. For blueberries or strawberries you probably do not need any sweetener. Feel free to change your sweetener, If you do not have stevia at home, syrup or honey are always great natural alternatives.

Banana ice cream with black currant sauce

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  • Cook Time: 30m
  • Total Time: 30m
  • Serves: 2
  • Yield: 2 bowls

Ingredients

  • 4 frozen bananas
  • 240 grams black currants
  • 60 milliliters water
  • 2 tablespoons stevia powder
  • 2 tablespoons Chia seeds

Instructions

  1. Place the blackcurrants with 60 milliliter water in a pot over medium heat. Cook it for 5-10 minutes.
  2. Reduce the heat a little bit. Mash some of the blackcurrants and add the stevia powder and the chia seeds.
  3. Cook it for another 5 minutes till the chia seeds start to thicken your sauce.
  4. Remove it from the heat and let it cool down a little bit.
  5. Place the frozen bananas in a blender and blend them up till they are smooth.
  6. With a spoon you can make some nice ice cream banana balls and place them in a bowl. Add the black currant sauce and enjoy.

Blackcurrants have their season between June and August. Their nutritional values are the best of the local grown fruits. These berries have anti-inflammatory characteristics, they can obscure cancer and regulate your blood pressure and support your immune system. They also contain lots of vitamin C and flavonoids. This combination creates an anti-oxidative protection for your whole body from free radicals.
The blackcurrants are cooked in my recipe and thus loose most of their vitamin C in this process. If you want to benefit from all their nutritious values you should eat them raw.

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If you have some leftover sauce or if you cook double the quantity you can add later another tablespoon of chia seeds and make an amazing marmalade. However it’s not as long lasting as normal marmalade and needs to be eaten in the next days.


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