L. Reuteri Superfood BANANA-chocolate ice cream recipe (with WHEY!)

Posted by Cutting Edge Cultures on 2022 May 11th

L. Reuteri Superfood BANANA-chocolate ice cream recipe (with WHEY!)

Did your L. Reuteri superfood separate into solids and liquid? (curds and whey)? 

Great! We'll need both for today's recipe. 

The ice cream we'll be making is frozen-yogurt-like, based on homemade L. Reuteri cultured superfood made with Cutting Edge Cultures' L. Reuteri starter. The recipe also works great with a more traditional homemade yogurt made with our Yogurt Plus starter.

Good to know before we start:

  • Freezing does not kill the L. Reuteri bacteria.
  • As opposed to store-bought ice creams, this one will be tangy. This pleasant tang is due to the L. Reuteri Superfood's long fermentation (36 hours), and is a good thing! (To learn more about LR Superfood, click here)
  • We'll be using both the solid (called curds) AND the liquid (called whey) from your L. Reuteri superfood in this recipe. If your L. Reuteri superfood is not separated, just use it as-is. Generally speaking, we include the whey because it's super healthy, and provides the mixture with moisture that helps with even distribution while mixing, and results in a more uniform texture.
  • A word on blending: L. Reuteri are live bacteria. The forceful agitation of blending, if done too intensely, may kill them. Go gently when blending.
  • Serves: 5-6
  • Prep times: 5 minutes (+3 hours freeze time)

Ingredients:

  • 2½ cups L. Reuteri superfood (both curds and whey)
  • 4 tbsps. cocoa powder, or to taste
  • 1 tbsp. pure vanilla extract, or to taste
  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and chunked
  • 4 squares of dark chocolate, crushed into 'chips'

Instructions:

  1. In a bowl combine the L. Reuteri, cocoa, vanilla, and bananas. Blend briefly, in pulses and on the lowest setting, only until mixture is uniform enough.
  2. Top with chocolate chips. Stir if you like.
  3. Pour into small jars or bowls, leaving some headspace for the mixture to expand.
  4. Freeze for 3-4 hours

    

If you like this recipe, we have a similar one for you, but without a banana, and sweetened with a natural sweetener: L. Reuteri Superfood CHOCOLATE ice cream recipe (with WHEY!)

Get our L. Reuteri Superfood starter here
Get our Yogurt Plus starter here