Have you heard of one-ingredient banana ice cream? It's basically just frozen bananas blended into the creamy consistency of ice cream. I wasn't really interested in making it until I watched this video and it really does look like ice cream!
To make it, finely slice a few ripe bananas and freeze them on a plate covered with cling film. When they are frozen, just blend them in a food processor until they are completely smooth and then add any other ingredients you would like.
I found the consistency to be too soft, but if you pop it back in the freezer for a few hours, stirring every so often, you get a little bit of crystallisation which makes it more like real ice cream.
To me, it just tasted like frozen bananas. I guess I was expecting it to taste like ice cream! But adding a handful of raspberries gives it a really nice sharpness and a prettier look too.
To make these little bon bons, I actually used an egg cup to get the shape, but a melon baller would be the obvious choice. Then I popped them back in the freezer to really harden.
To finish them off, melt a bar of dark chocolate in a glass bowl over a pan of boiling water. Once you drizzle the chocolate over the balls, it will quickly harden for a nice thin and crispy coating.
Perfect timing for a healthy Valentine's Day dessert!