In this week's By Thistle By Thimble story, “The Woman Who Moved a Mountain”, Jeanine Norton, mother, grandmother, and crossing-guard for the intersection of Main and School Street, has a secret that she has kept for 50 years—she is moving a mountain. Why? Well, you'll have to listen to the story to find out, but I will tell you two things: this is a love story and there is ice cream. Soft-serve ice cream, to be exact.
For the recipe below, I've added a few tablespoons of milk or yogurt, as well. It's probably not necessary if you have a high powered blender, but if you're using a regular food processor it does help get things started. The kind of milk you use is not at all essential, though, so feel free to customize it to suit your dietary needs or what you have on hand.
If you have a mountain to move—or even just some light yard work—this makes a very refreshing reward afterwards for the folks you love.
Banana Soft-Serve Ice Cream
(serves about 4)
4-5 frozen bananas
1 tablespoon vanilla
2 tablespoons milk, cream, coconut milk, yogurt, or etc.
Next add the vanilla and milk, and continue pulsing and mixing until the ice cream is smooth and creamy.
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The Sparkle Kitchen Series is created by Meryl Carver-Allmond.
Meryl lives in a hundred year old house near the prairie with her sweet husband, two pre-schoolers, one puppy, one gecko, and about ten chickens. While she's been writing since she could pick up a pen, in recent years she's discovered the joy of photography, too. She feels lucky to be able to combine those skills, along with a third passion--showing people that cooking for themselves can be healthy and fun--in her weekly Sparkle Kitchen posts.
When Meryl isn't writing for Sparkle Kitchen, you can find her on her personal blog, My Bit of Earth, where she writes about chickens, babies, knitting, gardening, food, photography, and whatever else tickles her fancy on any given day.