Chunky Monkey Sorbet and a Swirlio Frozen Fruit Maker Giveaway

Summertime can often be such a mixed up time of year. Think about it, the weather is hot so we’re wearing shorts and heading to the pool in our swimsuits. At the same time, we’re surrounded by such great food. Potato Salad. Texas Sheet Cake. Ice Cream (the dairy-free kind, of course). I’m sure I don’t need to confess to you that I like food. It’s one of the reasons I love sharing recipes with you! On the flip side of loving food is this desire to be healthy, and to be completely honest, to feel good in those summer shorts. That’s why combining summertime desserts with fruit is becoming a fast and friendly favorite. On the menu right now is this Chunky Monkey Sorbet with frozen bananas, chocolate and peanut butter goodness!

Peanut Butter Banana and Chocolate SorbetA lot of health books suggest eating fruit for dessert. You know, just cuddle up to a bowl of blueberries after dinner sounds fine But then, well, you know, there is that delicious chocolate brownie sitting in the cupboard.

I have an idea! Let’s just finish of that pan of chocolate brownie over the next couple of days and THEN we can start eating fruit for dessert!

That’s the little story I tell myself.

Then one day recently I tried the Big Boss Swirlio Frozen Fruit Maker. Just throw in some frozen fruit and voila! Out comes fruit…miraculously disguised as soft serve ice cream! I almost always have some frozen fruit in the freezer anyway, so throwing some frozen bananas along with some cherries in the Swirlio has turned into a favorite after dinner dessert.

Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Maker

 

Fruit for dessert that feels like an indulgence? Now that’s what I’m talking about!

Chunky Monkey Vegan Sorbet Dessert

I’ve learned that sometimes to get as much “healthy” into my diet as possible, the easiest way to get it done is by tricking myself. I’ll add some fruit to my smoothies. I’ll freeze bananas and cover them in chocolate (See Frozen Banana Bites below). I add spinach to hummus. Whatever it takes!

But now that I have this Swirlio, I’m in love with the many creations that I can make and enjoy…for dessert! Fruit for dessert that actually tastes like dessert!

I’m in heaven.

Enjoy a delicious healthy dessert loaded with fruit, peanut butter, and chocolate - Chunky Monkey Sorbet

Swirlio Giveaway!

And now I’m thrilled to let you know that the folks at Big Boss Kitchen are providing three Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Makers to give away to Namely Marly readers! That’s right, you could be one of three lucky winners to have this frozen dessert delight maker in your very own kitchen!

Enter to win on the widget below.

 

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Disclosure: I was provided with the product for review purposes.  I was not compensated for this post.  I’m thrilled to share with you products I’ve tried and love and appreciate your support of them too. All opinions are my own.

Chunky Monkey Sorbet

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 cup frozen sliced bananas
  • 2-3 Frozen Banana Bites
  • 1 tablespoon PB2
  • 2 tablespoons dairy-free milk (soy, almond, or your favorite)
  • Toppings: granola and chocolate syrup

Instructions

  1. Place the frozen banana slices and the Frozen Banana Bites on the counter to thaw slightly, about 5 minutes
  2. In a small bowl combine the PB2 and dairy-free milk. Stir to combine. Pour the PB2 mixture over the slightly thawed frozen bananas. Stir to coat the banana slices.
  3. Get out your Big Boss Swirlio Frozen Dessert Maker and place the serving bowl at the base. Place the PB2 coated banana slices and the chocolate-coated Frozen Banana Bites in the bowl at the top of the Swirlio and use the dispenser tool to press them through to extract the frozen dessert at the bottom.
  4. Top with chocolate syrup and granola.

Enjoy!

Posted 3 months ago by Marly on Monday, July 21st, 2014 · Permalink

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33 Responses to Chunky Monkey Sorbet and a Swirlio Frozen Fruit Maker Giveaway

  1. My favorite Summer fruit has to be watermelon but I’m not sure it would work in Swirlio.. then maybe banana, mango,strawberries mix :)) your Chunky Monkey Sorbet looks divine :)) yum

    • Guess what? I chopped up some watermelon into chunks and froze them and it works like a dream in the Swirlio. I love it! I combine it with some frozen bananas and one other frozen fruit and it is delicious!

  2. I would love to try some peaches and melons in this!

  3. My favorite summer fruit is watermelon for sure! But I’d also be curious about other melons like cantaloupes and honeydew! YUM!

  4. Rebecca Lombard

    Looks delicious!

  5. this looks amazing! I LOVE WATERMELON

  6. I’ll have to try the Chunky Monkey idea, since I love banana ice cream. It would be hard to pick a summer fruit to try, but I think I’d like to try watermelon and a cherry lime combo.

  7. That chunky money sorbet looks divine! Nice contest.

  8. Chunky monkey sorbet? You convinced me!!

  9. Say what?! I’ll take your diet any day if we can sneak this as healthy! I’m loving the Swirlio Frozen Fruit Dessert Makers!

  10. I am in love with this Swirlio. I would have to do a peach and raspberry sorbet for my little one.

  11. Mango would be delicious

  12. I love watermelon and honey dew

  13. Blessie Nelson

    I would love to try jackfruit and alphonso mangoes in the swirlio!

  14. First, this recipe looks amazing! Second, I so want to try strawberries in the Swirlio … they are my go to summer fruit!

  15. Chelsea Ortiz

    Jackfruit for sure…i love jackfruit sorbet!

  16. This looks so cool! I would love to win one! Frozen bananas and berries are my fave.

  17. Definitely banana because your Chunky Monkey sorbet is all I can think about now! :)

  18. I have been making banana frozen yogurts for some time and it’s always a hassle. This would make the process much easier. What a great idea!

  19. Your recipe looks fantastic, especially for my dairy allergic son. I love all fruit, but I think I would try a banana/berry combo or your recipe first.

  20. Danielle Bartholomew

    This looks so delicious! Such a great concept. My favorite fruit to try this with would probably be a peach or banana. Probably would add some whipped cream on top too!

  21. Great blog post. As for what flavor I’d like to try, Pina Colada sounds great… pineapple/ coconut combo

  22. Nichole Kraft

    That looks like so much fun! I’d love to try it with peaches!

  23. I love Kiwis!

  24. Looks amazing! Vegan no churn ice cream is awesome!

  25. i bet sour cherries would be awesome!

  26. I love raspberries and bananas together in fro yo!

  27. I like raspberries and bananas together

  28. Katie Mills

    I would try bananas and berries!

  29. Chocolate with cherry sorbet! Yum!

  30. Cherries, maybe Cherry Vanilla Yogurt?

  31. Lindsay Lee

    Peaches!!!

  32. Linda Meyers-Gabbard

    I would love to try peaches

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