Thursday, May 24, 2012

Banana Soft Serve Ice Cream, Technical Issues, and Drinking the Kool-Aid

I've been worshipping at the house of Marie Forleo lately.  Big time.  If you don't know who she is, and I didn't until very recently, she is an entrepreneur who now specializes in teaching people, women in particular, about how to grow their online businesses, even if you don't have a clue about anything, but you have a great idea that you really believe in.  ((That is a terrible summary, but if you are a woman looking to grow your business, go drink her Kool-Aid.  Chug it.  It's delicious.))  One of the things she said in one of the initial presentations has really stuck with me:  Everything is figure-out-able.  Holy shit, truer words.

I've spent the last two days figuring it out.  Figuring what out?  Everything.  When I started this blog, it seemed like a gigantic undertaking.  I didn't know how to set one up, how to add pictures, how to get a name, how to get anyone to actually see it, nothing.  Yet, in the past couple of days, I have been working on my website, adding features to it, getting the Twitter feed added to both it and this blog, and building an entirely new site from scratch.  I do NOT know how to write code.  Shit, I don't even really know what that means.  Yet, somehow, I've done it.  Oh and Google is amazing.  You can type the stupidest question ever in and there is someone as dumb as you are who necessitated step-by-step instructions with pictures being written.  Brilliant!  ((By the way, go check out the new site.  It is still a work in progress, so don't judge me too harshly!))


Speaking of figuring things out, you should really make this:  Fake soft serve ice cream that I swear on Beyonce's vocal cords does not taste like fake soft serve.  I originally saw this idea on Pinterest somewhere, but didn't pin it.  After reading about it, I started trying to re-create it many, many times to a series of glorious fails.

Photo via Pinterest

What you need:

Frozen over-ripe bananas ((3-4))
1 cup of some kind of berry ((blue berries, strawberries, blackberries))
A food processor ((mandatory))

What to do:

Put the frozen bananas and berries in a food processor and start pulsing it.  Don't rush this because it changes consistency FAST.  As it pulses, you will see if break up into little dots... that's your signal that it is almost done.  A few more pulses and seriously, you will get what is pictured above.  It is smooth and creamy like real ice cream.  It doesn't have a strong banana taste at all.  In fact, you will be hard pressed to detect the banana taste at all.

Now let me tell you what doesn't work:  letting the bananas soften up out of the freezer, using a blender ((not sure why)), adding milk, adding ice, adding Splenda or some other sweetener.  There were a bunch of us on Facebook that were trying to accomplish the result pictured above and it really is best to keep it simple.

This is the PERFECT summer treat for people who can't do dairy or who are looking to cut a few calories.  This is approximately 200 calories for a single serving ((the proportions given above)) and no  fat.  Smart, right?  Right.


Okay, back to doing some more editing!



  1. Haha, I tried to click on your web site and the county filter classified it as non-accessible pornography. Now I can't wait to see it when I get home!

    1. Oh my god really? That's hysterical.