Banana Cricket Creemees

Banana Cricket Creemees

In Vermont, summer means Creemees.  Folks of all ages line up for their favorite varieties of soft-serve ice cream served from a creemee window.  This delicious dairy-free frozen banana treat has the consistency of soft serve--plus a protein boost from 100% Cricket Protein Powder and a hint of sweet honey. 

Whenever a banana somehow escapes consumption and gets a little too ripe, peel, slice, and lay flat on a cookie sheet, then move the slices to a freezer-safe container for use as needed.  This keeps the banana from freezing together and allows for easy use right from the freezer.  Stored this way, bananas will last in the freezer for three to four months, but between smoothies, baked goods, and this frozen treat they don’t last long!  Frozen banana chunks are also great for teething super babies.

This simple, three ingredient recipe is delicious as is, but there are all sorts of options to change up the flavor—other frozen fruits, coconut, peanut butter, tahini, cocoa powder, maple syrup . . . just a little will go a long way to enhancing and customizing the flavor of the base.  At the end of the blending process you can also stir in any additions you’d like to keep chunky—chopped nuts, or our favorite addition—Vermont Maple Crispy Crickets!

INGREDIENTS 

 One ripe banana, sliced and frozen
2 TB 100% Cricket Protein Powder
2 TB Honey

 

DIRECTIONS

In a food processor, combine banana slices and cricket protein powder.  Blend until smooth—for several minutes.  The mixture will initially look pretty chunky but with time will form a super-creamy consistency.   Add the honey and pulse to combine.

Serve immediately for soft-serve consistency, or return to the freezer for 2 hours for a thicker, more scoopable treat.

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