When Mason was younger I used to let him have popsicles for breakfast. Yup. Popsicles. I would vary the recipe depending on what I had on hand but I always called them the “Best Mom Ever” Ice Pop. Because Mason’s response to “Yes you can have an ice pop for breakfast” was always met with squeals of delight and you’re the best mom ever screams!
And now I have at my disposal Best Mom Ever Ice Cream thanks to Swirlio! Like the Best Mom Ever Ice Pop the recipes varies but it always end up the same delicious, healthy and kid friendly! I love being able to say “Yes you can have ice cream” without feeling any mommy guilt what so ever!
Today’s combo is a Strawberry Banana Frozen Dessert that every kid will enjoy! This recipe makes enough for one adult serving or *two* kidding servings! Mason and Kyla shared this batch. I used a Swirlio machine to make this. It was SUPER easy to use, put together and clean.
It comes in a bunch of different colors and I was so glad I got purple! I love purple! Within 20 minutes of opening it we were making our very own “ice cream”. The first recipe we made was a Mint Chocolate Banana. All the fruit that needs to go into the machine needs to be frozen first. We keep a few frozen bananas in the freezer at all times as well as frozen fruit for smoothies so we ere able to get started right away.
For the Strawberry Banana Recipe you’ll need 1 frozen berry and about 7-8 frozen strawberries. Let the fruits sit for 15-20 minutes before attempting to push them through the machine. Short on time? Zap it in the microwave at 5 second intervals until it’s soft but still frozen.
Then sprinkle 1 teaspoon of vanilla over the fruits and a dash of cinnamon.
Feed the strawberries and bananas through the machine alternating the fruits. I started by adding a strawberry than banana chunk than a strawberry etc. Just a couple of minutes later it was ready to serve! The kids loved it and I can’t wait to experiment with more flavors for them. The machine came with a recipe book and I was so excited to see that they had a Frozen Sangria recipe! They also had lots of recipes that don’t feature bananas which is great for me because I’m not huge on bananas luckily the kids seems to like them just fine especially when they’re served up as ice cream!
Luckily clean up was a breeze, everything was really intuitive on how to take it apart. Putting it back together was easy too!
- Freeze your fruit beforehand.
- Once ready to make your "ice cream" let the fruit thaw for 15-20 minutes.
- Cut the banana into chunks and mix together with the strawberries in a bowl.
- Sprinkle on one teaspoon of vanilla and a dash of cinnamon.
- Push the bananas and strawberries into the tube, trying to alternate banana chunks and strawberry chunks.
- Watch it swirl other the other end!
- Serve Immediately.
Disclosure: Swirlio sent me a machine for review purposes only. All opinions are 100% my own.