The other morning I slept in and came downstairs to see my oldest daughter, Lily, put a pan of something into the freezer. I asked her what she made and she responded: "frozen coconut banana cream bars." We all enjoyed them as a treat throughout the day. Then later I saw her on the computer (which rarely ever happens) and asked her what she was doing. "Oh, I'm just typing up a recipe for a blog post" she responded. So what you see written below, including all of the photos, is by my 11-year daughter. She's posted to my blog a few times before with her Seaweed Snack Recipe and Sugar-Free Flavored Lemonade.
My notes: You can see a photo of what my version of this recipe looks like here on Instagram. It was originally a pie recipe, but Lily has made it into a crust-less bar recipe. If you want a crust you could try the chocolate cookie crust recipe that goes along with this recipe on page 433 of my book or use a 1/2 batch of this grain-free Banana Coconut Cookie recipe....pressed into the bottom of the pan, baked, and then cooled before adding the filling.
Coconut Banana Ice Cream Bars (dairy-free)
I created this recipe out of the Frozen Coconut Banana Cream Pie in my mom's book, Nourishing Meals (page 433). It is great as an after school snack or as a light dessert. We always keep a few cans of organic coconut milk in the fridge, because when coconut milk is chilled the cream separates from the water. You can then use the cream to make whipped coconut cream, or these bars. We also like to keep large bunches of ripe bananas frozen in the freezer to use in smoothies or for frozen desserts.
1/2 cup chilled coconut cream (scoop it off the top of the can)
3 tablespoons raw honey
1 to 2 teaspoons non-alcoholic vanilla extract
chopped dark chocolate or shredded coconut
Place all ingredients (except chocolate) in a food processor and pulse/blend until smooth and creamy. Pour into a 7x11 inch baking pan with a spatula and smooth out the top. Sprinkle the chopped chocolate or shredded coconut on top. Freeze until firm, about 2 hours. Cut into squares and serve immediately.
Store in a parchment lined container in the freezer. Source: www.NourishingMeals.com
More Frozen Treats:
Watermelon Whole Fruit Popsicles
Strawberry Coconut Milk Ice Cream
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