Berry Purple Nice Cream

When we were little, my sister and I had a lavender kid-size wooden table with 4 chairs to play on. We left it behind when we moved to Hong Kong, but I distinctly remember the colour vividly because it reminded me of my favourite periwinkle crayon in our Crayola set.  While every other girl I knew loved pink,  my 5-year old defiant self refused to like it just because everyone else did.  I decided purple would be my favourite colour instead, and all the lavenders and periwinkles in between.

This blueberry “nice cream,” a frozen banana blueberry dessert that tastes like soft serve ice cream, is a tribute to my purple loving younger self.  She would’ve been ecstatic over the vibrant colour!  A lovely hue just like that table and her My Little Pony’s hair.

I love how food takes me back and how even just the colour can remind me of a distant childhood memory.  What are your favourite recipes that bring you back to your childhood?  I’d love to hear them!

-SS

P.S. For some of my other favourite easy desserts, try the insanely decadent WHAM cake, a recipe from my sister Karla, Nene’s Amazing Blueberry Muffins, which have that crunchy sugary topping I love, and this Luscious Cheesecake recipe that takes me back to my Boston days every time.

Berry Purple Nice Cream

What you need:

3 large bananas, sliced and frozen
1/2 cup frozen blueberries
a splash of any dairy or non-dairy milk of your choice (optional)

What to do:

1. Blend until thick and creamy.

2. Serve immediately.

Tips:

  • I don’t recommend refreezing this, it loses its creamy quality.
  • You can also eat this as a smoothie bowl topped with your favourite nuts, fruits, seeds, etc.  Add some honey to your nice cream if you prefer it sweeter.
  • This is a great way to save all those bananas that have over ripened.  Peel them, slice them into 2-inch slices, and then pop them into the freezer so that you can make this anytime.
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