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Banana Bread Ice Cream


I spent the bulk of my teenage years living with my Gran. My beautiful, placid, perfect Gran. Oh how I loved that lady! How I still love her even though it has been more than a decade since she held my hand.

I have been thinking of her every morning since Mission ‘Do My Hair’ began.

I am having an internal battle.

I am limited with options when it comes to my hair. As I have said before I am terrible at all things beauty.

So, the hair can either be its usual frizzy self or I can blast it and it goes kind of straight.

My Gran had a thing for straightened hair.

We would watch TV together and straightened hair would be everywhere.

She would say “I don’t know why all the girls are doing that. Don’t you do that to your hair Anks.”

Mum would visit with her straightened hair.

Again, Gran would say “I don’t know why your Mum does that. Don’t you do that to your hair Anks.”

So for many years I didn’t.

On the occasions when I left a salon with my hair straightened I would feel like I had done something wrong. I couldn’t wait to get through the shower and mess it up again.

But now I am over the untameable, frizzy mess and I don’t have the expertise to transform it into flowing waves.

So I blast it, and as a result it is relatively straight.

Every morning as I finish brushing it I say “Sorry Gran” and I just hope she understands that I wasn’t blessed with her natural beauty and gorgeous locks.

Banana Bread Ice Cream

  • 2 frozen bananas, chopped into quarters*
  • 2 medjool dates, seeds removed
  • 1 rounded tablespoon of nut butter** (almond butter, peanut butter etc)
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

optional toppings

  • chopped dark chocolate or cacao / cocoa powder or cacao nibs
  • chopped nuts
  1. Place the ice cream ingredients into your processor and blend at high speed until well combined and resembling ice cream.
  2. Spoon into serving bowls and if desired sprinkle with your choice of optional extras.
  3. Eat and enjoy.

*Peel the bananas prior to freezing. Make sure the bananas are ripe prior to freezing.
**For a nut free version use a mix of hulled tahini and honey
note – add a dash of milk to help the mixture come together if required (almond, coconut, cows, rice etc).

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