I Will Never Make Banana Bread Again

June 28th, 2009 | Posted by Alison in Breakfast

Never again will I look at overripe bananas and think “maybe I’ll make banana bread”.

Forget banana bread. Banana bread is stupid.  Banana Whip is where it’s at.

Here, let me prove it to you.

If you’ve got even 1 banana in your house, run to the kitchen right now.  (wait.  finish reading first.)  Do not pass Go.  Do not collect $200.

Peel and then slice into cut into 1/2 to 1 inch chunks.

Slicing Bananas to Make Banana Whip

(note that your bananas don’t have to be overripe, but the riper the banana, the sweeter your Banana Whip will be – thus a great way to put overripe bananas to good use.)

Pop into the freezer.

Into the Freezer

Consider freezing your bananas flat on a cookie sheet if you have the room in your freezer. If not, freeze them in a bowl and then just dig them out a butter knife later – doing your best to avoid sending banana chunks flying across the room while doing so.

Frozen Bananas

Ready to take those babies for a spin?

Frozen bananas into the Food Processor

You will probably have to stop the food processor a few times to scrape frozen bananas down from the sides and back into the center toward the blade. For a while it will look like those frozen ice cream balls dippin’ dots, but then suddenly, before your very eyes – something happens.

Banana magic.


Whipped Banana


Banana Whip

What you see is what you get – frozen bananas in the food processor for about 3 minutes.  That’s it.

It’s by some bananamiracle that something bananamagical happens with the gums found in bananas when frozen. It’s those frozen gums that turn ordinary frozen banana slices to be into a whipped glorious sweet and healthy treat you see there.  Freeze your gums on that.

I discovered Banana Whip after reading Gena’s life changing post and oh yes, Banana Whip has change my life.  Because once you try Banana Whip and marvel over its simplicity, you start to see all the other whipped banana adventures you can go on.  The addition of nut butters, coconut, blueberries, strawberries, chocolate chips, cocoa powder, pour into popsicle molds, refreeze and then make a banana whip ice sculpture to for your next party.

Be warned: even with my heavy duty full size Cuisinart, frozen bananas make my food processor dance across the counter upon start up.

If you don’t have a beast of a food processor, consider slicing your bananas into even smaller pieces before freezing them or thaw slightly before whipping them into shape.

Did you know Banana Whip is even in the Urban Dictionary? (If you are modest and easily embarrassed don’t click here.) All I want to know is… what is a “Van Dell”? Or maybe I don’t want to know.

While it tastes best fresh, the leftovers (leftovers??) can go back into the freezer to be scooped out like regular ice cream later.

Leftover Banana Whip Can Go Back Into the Freezer

Go on now!  Whip it!  Whip it good.

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