It's official, all of the littles started school yesterday……HOORAY! (I say hooray cause school is cool and the start of school means it's going to be fall so soon!. Also I like hanging out with the littles more when they are in school. There is more to talk about and any time away from school is cool time so they like to do more stuff and not just be summer bums)
One of the littles had his very first ever day of school. So me, being the bestest most awesomest aunt ever, made that little a celebration, hooray for school, banana ice cream cake.
This little has been bugging me for a while now to make him an ice cream cake. It all started a few months ago when I gave him a bowl of banana ice cream and told him that when he sleeps over he can have ice cream for breakfast That blew his little mind. We then proceeded to have a converastawtion about healthy food and what was ok to eat for breakfast. (He is very interested in being healthy) I then told him that whenever he sleeps over I would make a banana ice cream cake for breakfast cause bananas are healthy. But every time he is over, I never seems to have enough bananas.
Well I had the bananas and there is no better excuse then the first day of kindergarten to make a cake.. A very delicious peanut butter banana ice cream cake! And no, it wasn't for breakfast, but the left overs can be! (there were no left overs here)
The stuff… Crispy rice cereal, peanut butter (I have some chiunky stuff at the moment, but any nut butter is good) and 4 frozen chopped up bananas.
Rice ceareal goes into a food processor with the peanut butter. Pulse until everything is all combined and starts to come togerter.
And ump the mixture into a spring for pan. If you do not have a spring form pan, a pie plate will work just as well.
Such a nice looking crust if I do say so myself. Now stick it in the freezer while you make your ice cream.
Frozen bananas go into the processor, get blended for a few mounters, and come out as ice cream…. freaking magic!
Now dump the magic ice cream into the crust.
And smooth it all nice like..and into the freezer it goes until its frozen.
After a few hours, you take it out of the freezer, remove from the pan (or leave it in the pan)
And gather your toppings. A handful of the rice cereal, some melted peanut butter, and a little melted nutella. (use whatever you want.. fruit would be great, some nuts, graham crackers, sprinkles. You get the idea)
Now, Wait for it….
Go crazy! Toppings all over!
And serve up, and watch out.. I almost got my hand eaten for kids going for seconds..
Have a fantastic day and happy back to school. to littles and parents alike!
Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream Cake
Makes a 6 inch cake
For the cake
- 4-5 frozen bananas
- 2 1/2 cups crispy rice cereal
- 4 tablespoon peanut butter
To garnish (use any, all or none of what you would like… and maybe not the super sugary ones if a breakfast cake)
- melted peanut butter
- melted chocolate
- handful of rice cereal
- fresh fruit
- coconut flakes
- anything else you would like!
Place cereal and peanut butter into a food processor and pulse until crumbly and combined and starts to come away from bowl.
Dump mixture into a 6 in spring form pan (or if you not have one, a pie plate works too) and press it down evenly on the bottom. Stick into freezer
Take bananas out of freezer and place into food processor. Blend until smooth. If needed, you can drizzle a tiny amount of water into it if you think it needs a little help to blend.
Once smooth, take crust from freezer and dump the nanaer ice cream on top and carefully smooth it out. Stick back into freezer (a pier of plastic over to prevent ice crystals )for at least 2 hours, or until the ice cream has completely frozen.
When it's time to serve, remove cake from spring form (or leave it in the pie plate).and drizzle the top with melted peanut butter, melted, chocolate and another handful of crispy cereal. Or leave it bare. Or add sprinkles… the toppings are all unto you!
Eat like a camp, for breakfast or dessert.. Or eat some for dessert and then some for breakfast.