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Moo-less Sundae

March 24, 2010

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.



 frozen banana tahini

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:

cocoa powder almond milk

Simple Bitter Chocolate Sauce

  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder (I like Ghirardelli)
  • 2 tbsp almond milk

Mix together until a smooth sauce forms.

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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:

wheat germ tahini

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

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And last but not least, Hippie Sprinkles:

You’ll win mom of the year award for these pink organic, natural “sprinkles”!

coconut beet

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!

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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! 🙂

34 Comments leave one →
  1. March 24, 2010 2:21 am

    Oh my gosh, what a great post! The tahini idea is inspired. I’ll have to try it soon — thank you!!

  2. March 24, 2010 2:26 am

    Girl, your photos are GREAT!! I just discovered banana soft serve for the first time last week. I LOVE it. It is such a treat. I tried add some cocoa powder, but didn’t love that. I think I would like adding more toppings like you do!! 🙂

  3. March 24, 2010 3:00 am

    This looks fabulous!! What a creative recipe!! 🙂 I love banana soft serve, but I bet this is even better. I need to buy some tahini now! 🙂

  4. March 24, 2010 3:06 am

    Love the photos! Don’t you wish you had nothing but time to make awesome posts with grat pictures?! So time consuming!

    • March 24, 2010 3:08 am

      Yesss!!! I was just thinking of how sweet life would be if I had no other obligations than cooking, taking pictures, posting and working out!
      Oh and reading your guys’s lovely blogs. 🙂

  5. March 24, 2010 3:06 am

    Make that “great”*

  6. March 24, 2010 3:28 am

    WOW. amazing! i am really impressed with your ability to make such amazing treats – bitter chocolate sauce is indeed incredible 🙂

  7. From Party To Hearty permalink
    March 24, 2010 5:33 am

    hmm i can’t see Tahini being good in a sundae but your end product looks amazing! I know it makes a mean hummus!

  8. March 24, 2010 6:01 am

    This looks so so so so good Mae. I want some! Mmmm, sundaes. Delish. Have a good Wednesday 🙂

  9. March 24, 2010 6:13 am

    GIRL THIS LOOKS AMAZING! the graham cracker crumble is SO creative girl!!
    have you thought anymore about schools for next yr?

  10. March 24, 2010 7:20 am

    YUM! This looks awesome.The tahini addition is so creative. I’ll have to try that! I also love the graham cracker crumble idea. 🙂

  11. March 24, 2010 7:34 am

    I think it’s delish with almond butter! 🙂

  12. March 24, 2010 7:51 am

    Now that’s my kind of sundae! Brilliant Mae…I know I would LOVE this!

  13. March 24, 2010 7:51 am

    yum yum yum and more yum I cannot wait to make this one!

  14. March 24, 2010 8:46 am

    That looks delicious! I’ve loved Gena’s soft-serve ever since I first read about it (I have a bag of super ripe bananas in the freezer, much to Peter’s chagrin). Now, I never would have thought of adding tahini, but I’ll bet that it added a wonderfully rich flavor! Can you taste the beets in the coconut? Or is it for color?

  15. March 24, 2010 9:18 am

    Oh man… that looks delicious!!!

    I tried Gena’s recipe in my old blender but it broke the darn thing. I’ve been afraid to try it in my new one!

  16. March 24, 2010 10:08 am

    What an awesome post! Thanks so much for all of the ingredient lists and the pictures to go with it.

  17. March 24, 2010 6:48 pm

    This looks incredible!! I’ve only tried banana soft serve once, and while my blender wasn’t great for texture, the taste was great! I love all the topping ideas!!

  18. March 24, 2010 7:45 pm

    Ok, must try this. YUM. Have you tried with any other fruit by chance. Totally digging the graham crumble too. Thanks so much for sharing.

  19. March 24, 2010 9:50 pm

    I have been making banana ice cream for so long, seems like it has become very popular lately!! It’s been one of my son’s favorite afternoon snacks since he was about 2 or 3 (he is now 8!!).
    If you add cocoa to your bananas you make chocolate ice cream, it is really good too! yum!!
    I love your graham crumble, I must make that!! And the way you made your chocolate sauce too, love that! It is kinda like the way I like mine!

  20. March 24, 2010 10:30 pm

    What amazing combinations!
    I have to try them, tahini and banana sound delicious!
    I like to blend frozen banana with baileys liqueur and maybe a sprinkle of instant coffee.

  21. March 25, 2010 1:36 am

    Nice lookin’ Sundae! You’ve done it again… genius. Those toppings look so good and so much better than “regular” SAD toppings! I may steal this as my dessert for tonight!

  22. Jenna Quick permalink
    March 25, 2010 7:32 am

    That looks amazing and I ❤ tahini!! 😀

  23. March 25, 2010 10:16 am

    Looks yumilicious, girl!! LOVE banana soft serve – and your toppings look delish!!! 😀

  24. March 26, 2010 12:10 am

    That looks delicious, May! Can’t wait to make some banana soft serve of my own one of these days.

  25. March 26, 2010 8:51 am

    Wow. Talk about an ice-cream for dinner. I could eat this for a meal and not feel guilty! Your pics are fantastic!

    • March 26, 2010 9:12 am

      I totally did eat it for dinner! 😉 Thank you!!

  26. March 26, 2010 9:19 am

    The ingredient photos were the second best part, just barely inched out by those photos of your amazing banana whip creation. Can we expect many more ingredient pics in the future?! :]

  27. March 27, 2010 7:23 am

    Wow!! This is impressive! How do you find time for these very well-planned posts?!
    I will have to make this soon! (Tonight? :P)

  28. March 30, 2010 8:46 am

    I can’t wait to try this! You are just wonderful! I absolutely adore your concoctions! Hooray for May! That was my cheezyness for the year and it was for you!


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