Yesterday was a SCORCHER! The high temps and humidity caused my dessert to wilt.
But I thoroughly enjoyed it anyway.
My brother and his girlfriend are in town from Ohio. He’s finishing up his doctoral dissertation at Ohio State (O! H!) and has quite the budding music career, so we don’t get to see them a whole lot. (If you choose to click on that link, you are doing so at your own risk. You have been warned…)
I was in charge of dessert, and since my bro and his crafty companion are always up for new and interesting foods, I decided to make Vegan Banana Soft Serve with a close-but-not-quite-vegan toppings bar!
I made the biggest batch ever – 12 nanners. It came out perfectly smooth and ice-creamy, but then the heat got to it and it started to break down, so we had to eat it superfast!
I think everyone was surprised at the short ingredients list.
I asked the husbo to stop at the local farm stand on the way over to pick up some local berries. Boy, did he ever!
He brought these…
They were tiny and sweet, just like real berries should be.
Some toppings, which I coarsely chopped.
Couldn’t forget the peanuts. Salted, of course, for that real “banana split” taste.
…and there you have it! Easy as pie. Actually, much easier than pie.
Healthy Banana split-ish desserts, perfect on a hot summer day. And I didn’t even feel bad when I went back for seconds.
We spent the rest of the afternoon at the ‘rents. Since they are the ones who inspired my veggie love so many years ago when I was just a wee pea, I’d like to share a few pics of their garden…
I’m off to my husband’s family reunion for the day. I’m not sure what I’m bringing yet, which is really unlike me. I usually have those things figured out weeks in advance after flipping through cookbooks for hours. But this is my first year with the baby, so I think I get a pass, right?
Have a HAPPY Sunday Sundae, everyone!