I guess this could be considered a milkshake recipe, or even a smoothie recipe, but calling it a frappe just sounds so sophisticated. Peach and banana are a perfect combination, and this is a great use for bananas that are turning brown. Just peel them, cut into a few chunks, and freeze in a ziploc bag until you’re ready to make this. You can also make it without freezing the banana.
I have fun with the different fruit nectars at our local Latino market. I can usually get a box like this for under $2. It’s not 100% juice and has added sugar, so I use it in small amounts for cooking or mixing in things. Apricot nectar makes a great chicken marinade with some vinegar and salt, guava nectar is amazing in smoothies!
This is a refreshing start to the morning, especially right before going to work on the new house. Yesterday I tore out the walls around the bathtub. We finally decided to put in cement walls and tile them, boy am I glad we made that decision! First of all, as I started pulling the walls away I found mold on the back of a lot of the drywall, so we’ll be scrubbing the 2x4s down and spraying with some anti mold stuff.
Then, as I pulled off the wall with the handles and tub faucet, I found a bunch of torn up newspaper spiraled into a little nest. “Oh great!” I thought, they used to have a mouse or rat in here. With thoughts of hantavirus running through my head, I donned mask, goggles and gloves, sprayed everything down with bleach water, and began using a paper towel to scoop up poop and nest pieces. Suddenly…
…I felt something squirming beneath my hand! I yanked my hand out as I screamed like a little girl! There was a loud plop as whatever kind of rodent it was jumped down a hole I couldn’t see. My heart was beating a mile a minute, not because I’m scared of rodents (I’ve had them a pets before), but because I got startled out of my mind! I immediately rushed off to buy a couple traps because the back of the wall you see there is my kitchen, and I’m not having a mouse or rat that close to my kitchen when I start bringing food in. Ah, home ownership!
Banana Peach Frappe Recipeserves 2
1 cup peach nectar
1 brown banana
1/2 cup vanilla frozen yogurt or ice cream
1/4 cup orange juice
Put all ingredients in a blender and puree until smooth. Optional: garnish glasses with a peach slice.
Approximate cost/serving: only about $1.80 to make the whole thing so 90 cents a glass.
Vegetarian/gluten free: Yes and yes, I wonder if you could even use rice ice cream to make it vegan!