There’s no denying it…I’m a dessert gal through and through. Luckily, I also married someone who loves a post-dinner treat, so there’s rarely an evening we don’t whip together a little, sweet something!
A couple years ago, I gave banana nice-cream a try (if you’re not familiar, it’s frozen bananas whipped into an ice-cream like texture), and while I enjoyed it, I just didn’t get that same satisfaction I do with traditional ice-cream. It needed something more…it needed a delicious topping to take it to the next dessert level. Well, I’m happy to report, I’ve found the perfect match for banana nice-cream: Honest Fizz Root Beer. The pairing of frozen banana with this incredible, organic root beer, left my sweet tooth totally satisfied. Quite literally, I was licking every last drop of this healthy, root beer float.
The best thing about this dessert? The only sugar is from the banana! Honest Fizz Organic Root Beer is a zero calorie soda, sweetened with all-natural sweeteners, like Stevia. You know how some healthy versions don’t quite stand up to their original counter-parts? Well, not the case here. This root beer is amazing and takes me back to my childhood years, when I wouldn’t think twice about downing a can or two of root beer. Now, I can have my can and another one too (all without worrying about the insane amount of sugar that is present in normal sodas!)
So how about that float?
You only need two things: frozen banana (I used 2) and a can of Honest Fizz Root Beer.
To make the nice-cream: place frozen bananas in a food processor and pulse until an ice-cream consistency has formed. Mine looked almost like tiny little pieces of frozen banana, but once I went in and started to scoop it out of the processor, it actually did start to resemble ice-cream. The two bananas ended up being two perfect scoops for the base of the float! (If you don’t have a food processor, you can make nice-cream in a blender as well, though you may need to add a tiny bit of almond milk or other liquid to get the mixture rolling!)
Seriously delicious. You can grab your own Honest Fizz Root Beer and their other awesome Fizz flavors at Whole Foods. I’ve got my eye on the cherry flavor next! I’m thinking that over some chocolate ice-cream? You feel me?
Now, I’m not saying don’t just pour this baby right over classic ice-cream, I know I’ll be doing that too…but, if you’re trying to stick to some goals you’ve set and/or you’re avoiding dairy, then this is an awesome option you can feel good about! Give it a try- it just might float your boat 😉
A big thanks to my friends at Honest Tea Company for sharing their delicious Honest Fizz Root Beer with me!
Question of the day: What’s your favorite dessert?