To give you a sense of the wide world of whipped banana bliss, here are a few of my favorite varieties. Assume proportions are for a batch of soft serve made with three large or four small bananas:
Blueberry ginger soft serve: Add a teaspoon of dried ginger and a cup of blueberries (frozen or fresh) to the whipped soft serve. Pulse till well incorporated.
Cherry vanilla soft serve: When you’ve reached a creamy consistency with your bananas, pulse in a half cup of pitted cherries and a teaspoon of good vanilla extract (or the contents of a vanilla bean).
Cinnamon raisin soft serve: Add two teaspoons of cinnamon to your soft serve while it’s whipping up. Once it’s creamy, pulse in four tablespoons of raisins.
Cocoa soft serve: I add two tablespoons of cocoa powder to the mix. For a very decadent treat, I use raw cacao powder (which has a more intense flavor that alkalized cocoa powder) and then chop in four tablespoons of cacao nibs.
Hempseed soft serve: Yes, it sounds a little crunchy. And it is a little crunchy—literally and figuratively, and in all of the best ways. Add four tablespoons of hemp seeds to your soft serve, and enjoy the crunchy texture.
Mint chocolate chip soft serve: When you’ve reached a creamy consistency with your bananas, pulse in four tablespoons of dark chocolate chips and a few tablespoons of chopped mint.
Peanut butter soft serve: Add three tablespoons of peanut butter to your soft serve. To make chocolate peanut butter soft serve (oh la la) add two tablespoons of cocoa powder as well.
Strawberry banana soft serve: Once you reach a normal soft serve consistency, pulse in half a cup of halved strawberries.