There are three fact of which I am sure:
1. It’s winter. (That means it’s COLD outside, body dearest!)
2. That my hands and feet are perpetually cold throughout winter unless I where fuzzy house boots and gloves (boots yes, but gloves? No, that’s just a bit excessive, even for me ;))
3. That I am craving cold foods like there is no tomorrow! And when I say cold foods, I mean this cold food. Enter my latest obsession:
It’s like ice cream, only better! [spotted: misspelling of concoctions! Just ignore that, k?]
And it’s so incredibly easy! When they have clearance bananas as the grocery store (you know, the ones with hideous freckles?) buy up a bunch and once you get home, peel them, break them into chunks, and freeze ’em. They store in the freezer for a LONG time, and are perfect for melting into hot cereal, blending into smoothies, or making the above ice cream!
For my creamy goodness, I blend frozen bananas with my desired flavorings and the minimal amount of water needed not to kill the blender (and I don’t have a vitamix, just a regular old blender), until I achieve a smooth consistency. You don’t want to have the blender running too long though, as the heat from the blade will melt the perfect ice creamy texture. You can get creative with the flavors! I stick with the classics and go for a colossal volume of cocoa powder. But you can try spices, carob, and blend other fruits in as well. Bananas make for a creamy base, but any other frozen fruit does the job. I generally let my ice cream hibernate in the freezer (in it’s serving bowl) while I clean up the blender (with my tongue as much as water :)).
These strange cravings sort of irk me at times! Apparently, it’s not enough to have cold hands and feet all winter. Now I need brain freeze, too! I suppose the same went to for summer– I ate a bowl of hot cereal mush every morning almost all summer long…. although I’ve been eating a lot of scalding bowls of such recently as well.
What funky cravings do you get?