Thursday, July 8, 2010
fried ice cream
i have many things i've intended to blog about, but today i did something that got me on the computer right away - no more blogging procrastination. i made fried ice cream. sort of. for some reason i've been subscribing to a blog about raw foods. it gives a menu for a day (including recipes) to show you how you can eat raw foods for under 10 dollars a day. 10 dollars is still a lot in my world and the servings are all a bit small, but it's fun to see how foods can go together in new ways. well, today i tried one of the recipes! it's for fried ice cream. but since this is a raw foods blog, there's actually no cooking involved. since raw foods people are all about organic type ingredients i'll admit i cheated. i'm not that gung ho. i had three bananas in my freezer so i took it as a sign that i could do it. since i didn't have "cacao" and wasn't totally sure what that was, i just took a couple hand fulls of chocolate chips. i threw in a bit of salt and ground it to death in my four cup cuisinart food processor i got for my wedding. it was pretty runny so i threw the whole mess in an empty ice cube tray to let it "set up." after an hour or two i mixed up 3 tablespoons of ground flax, 1 tablespoon of sweetened coconut flakes (since that's what i have in the freezer), a dash or two of cinnamon and a bit of a dash of cayenne powder. i mixed it together in a bowl. then i took my banana mixture cubes and took two at a time, mushing them together in my hands to make a big ball. then i rolled the ball in the flax mixture and stuck it on a plate. i did a couple cubes by themselves (making smaller balls) but decided i may not have enough flax mixture for that, plus that would have taken longer and i was afraid of my banana stuff melting - it was already getting soft. i didn't bother drizzling anything over the top of them, i just ate them straight. well, i only ate the two small cubes so far, but i don't plan to drizzle anything over the other guys. i'm hoping bret doesn't care for them. they sure are good though! i figure anything made out of chocolate chips and bananas can't be all that bad.