If you’re unfamiliar with Gena’s famous banana whip,
you’re crazy you’ve been missing out. Also called banana soft serve, banana whip is essentially pureed frozen bananas. The texture is just like a creamy soft serve ice cream, and the flavor is sweet banana goodness. Which is okay, because bananas and ice-cream go way back.
This version is made with tahini and vanilla, and topped with my favorite toppings ever. Simple bitter chocolate sauce, and graham cracker crumble.
Banana Tahini Soft Serve
- 1- 1.5 banana(s), frozen
- 1/2 tbsp tahini
- 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
Place all ingredients in a food processor and process. It will turn into little beads of banana, then eventually a smooth cream. You should not need any liquid, but if you’re having trouble add 1 tbsp non dairy milk.
Bitter chocolate sauce:
Simple Bitter Chocolate Sauce
- 1 tbsp cocoa powder (I like Ghirardelli)
- 2 tbsp almond milk
Mix together until a smooth sauce forms.
Ghirardelli cocoa powder really is the best I’ve tried. It works beautifully in this recipe. If you’re not into bitter chocolate, simply add 1 tsp agave, honey or sugar to the sauce.
My favorite part, Graham Cracker Crumble:
Graham Cracker Crumble
- 1 tbsp wheat germ
- 1/2 tbsp sesame tahini
- Pinch of salt
- 1/4-1/2 tsp honey or agave
Mix all ingredients together. Serve on ice cream
And last but not least, Hippie Sprinkles:
You’ll win mom of the year award for these pink organic, natural “sprinkles”!
Pink Hippie Sprinkles
- 1/4 cup shredded coconut
- 1 beet, quartered
Mix together the beet and coconut. Microwave for bursts of 30 seconds, stirring in-between (3 total).
Add to a plastic bag and shake until the coconut appears pink.
Remove the beets and sprinkle on ice cream!
All together now!
I added some cocoa nibs on top for a little crunch! This sundae is so delicious. I love the nutty wheat germ with the rich chocolate and sweet banana. The sprinkles can be used on cakes, cookies, and other treats that you can feel good about serving.
What’s your favorite way to eat banana whip?
I hope you like the ingredient photos! They took me FOREVER! 🙂