Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream with Candied Pepitas

I am late to the the banana ice cream game, I know this.  

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But I didn't believe that it really was as good as people were claiming. I mean, frozen overripe bananas? I just assumed whoever said that it was delicious meant it was delicious for not being real ice cream. But it is even delicious COMPARED to real ice cream. 

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Something magic happens when you whip frozen bananas into a fluffy, creamy cloud of soft serve consistency. I crave it like everyday. And I am a person who honors my cravings. If I want chocolate I don't eat chocolate flavored yogurt. I eat chocolate. When I want ice cream...I eat ice cream. Like, the good stuff. So when I say I crave this ice cream...you can know I mean business. My fave addition has been peanut butter, vanilla, chocolate chips, and a little flaked sea salt.

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UNTIL I added pumpkin. There was something suddenly caramely after adding pumpkin and almond butter. Top it with the pepitas if you're feeling fancy but it's just as good without and takes about 5 minutes to make. I pretty much buy bananas to freeze them now. I like to peel and slice or break them up, freeze on a baking sheet for a few hours, and then toss into a zip-loc bag.

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You guys, I'm watching Gilmore girls again. I literally just wrote a post on how watching TV makes me feel unproductive and here I am glasses askew, hair a mess, somehow in the middle of season 3. Also, after hearing Suki mention fried marshmallow pie in an ep, I stumbled upon a blog that recreates food inspired by TV shows. Take a moment here to picture me at my desk at work, searching the internet with the intention of finding the address of my next appointment and coming up for air 3 hours later after reading a 15,700 word article on the complete life story of Casey Affleck.

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I'm planning a re-do trip to the pumpkin patch soon and will be making my own pumpkin puree. Stick around for over zealous pumpkin insanity the rest of the month!

Candied Pepitas recipe from Martha Stewart (duh).

Pumpkin Ice Cream with Candied Pepitas

 

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