Well..I’ve never considered myself to be an extremist! However, since I lovingly took the Chunky Monkey to the hottest extreme possible..the deep fryer, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about creating a refreshing, ice cold & creamy frozen Monkey! Hey, it’s only fair..if I’ve fried it, I should freeze it, right? ..right! But now I can’t decide which one I love more..I’m torn between two Monkeys!
Considering that it’s been hotter than Hell’s gates here in NM, I think I’ll choose the frozen version, at least throughout the summer! I’m sure you’ve seen frozen banana “Ice Cream” floating around the google machine for a while now..and when they say it’s amazing, they’re not kidding! Just smush up some banana, freeze & POOF..you’ve got the BEST tasting & healthiest ice cream-ish treat ever..actually, almost the best!
Once that thick and creamy frozen banana ‘ice cream’ is sandwiched between two Choco Choco Peanut Butter coated Graham Crackers, dipped in Chocolate, sprinkled with Walnuts and put on a convenient stick…then, and only then does it become the best treat EVER..lol!
Adults kids lose it for these things..no joke!
What you’ll need for 4 frozen Monkeys:
8 Graham Cracker Squares
6 smushed/blended and frozen medium Bananas
2 cups of chopped Walnuts ..optional!
Approx. 8 tsp. of Peanut Butter
Chocolate for melting & dipping
A small shallow pan to evenly freeze up the banana ice cream
4 Popsicle sticks
A square mold to help cut out squares of the banana ice cream..totally helpful but NOT necessary!
First, blend together the bananas, a food processor works great for this.
Spread the blended bananas evenly, about 1″ thick, in your shallow pan, and ‘freeze until frozen’ ..umm, yeah..freeze until frozen..lol!
Smear some Peanut Butter inside each Graham Cracker, be
Take the frozen banana out of the freezer and, cut out a square that will fit between your two Peanut Butter slathered Grahams!
Insert a Popsicle Stick halfway into the banana.
Dip and/or drizzle chocolate over the bottom portion (or ALL of it) of the sandwich and sprinkle with some Walnuts..YUM
Keep them in the freezer until you’re ready to devour! Feel free to share..or not! :)
Take a big bite of the best, ice cold Chunky Monkey EVER! ~Enjoy!