Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Strawberry Banana Yumminess

A week or so ago we ate at the club with B&B so they could see William before we left for the long weekend.  Becky had this amazing strawberry banana soup from the salad bar and let William have some and he went absolutely nuts for it.  So when we were at my parent's house, I googled a recipe and tried to recreate it  The recipe I found wasn't quite the consistency I was hoping for - it was too thin - ie. difficult to feed to a busy body kid like mine.

Today became grocery shopping day somehow - probably because we needed food to be able to eat dinner tonight - and I thought I'd pick up the ingredients to try again, only this time with heavy whipping cream.  I just finished it - and from my taste test - it is a success.  It is much thicker, not overpoweringly sweet, and just plain yummy.  Can't wait for it to chill and have some tonight!

In case you want my very first custom recipe (yep, I'm tickled with myself) - and it is ridiculously simple to make so you should - here it is!

1 container of fresh strawberries, sliced
2 medium bananas sliced
1 Tbsp Lemon Juice, I like fresh - cut lemon in half and squeeze one side until you don't want to squeeze anymore :) how's that for instructions?! ha!
1/4 cup sugar - I might go up to 1/3 cup next time
1 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
1/2 cup Fat Free Sour Cream (I'm sure you could use full fat if you weren't counting WW points and it would be even yummier)

I think next time I am going to throw in 1/4-1/2 cup of raspberries - so I will definitely be upping the sugar to 1/3 cup.  Updates on recipe as I make it.  Sam suggested maybe a strawberry extract (do they make that?) if losing 1 banana doesn't cut it (I made it with 3 bananas and we couldn't taste enough of the strawberry)  Sorry y'all - this is obviously a work in progress to perfection but it's too good not to try and so summery!

Combine Fruit, Lemon Juice, and Sugar in food processor.

Whip Heavy Cream until soft peaks form, very small peaks - really until it kind of stands by itself just a touch - we're not making meringue here... ;)

Fold in Sour Cream and then when that's mixed in, Fold in Fruit.

Chill. Garnish with strawberries if it makes you happy and you didn't use all of them before.  Serve.  I'm thinking it is going to be about 12 - 1/2 cup servings.  And in case you need to know - each serving (if 12) is 3 points each.

I think this would be adorable served in tea cups. Ones with flowers on them.  Just saying.


Tara said...

Sounds delicious! I'll have to try it! Thanks!

paper lanterns said...

Wow!!! Totally wonderful...amazing. I have never see like that. Thanks a lot for doing and sharing fantastic work.

Thanks a lot again..


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