Cranberry Cinnamon Oatmeal Soft Serve – cranberry cinnamon oatmeal in soft serve form! It’s 100 degrees out; why not enjoy your morning bowl of oatmeal frozen? With bananas, ’cause you should always bring a banana to party.
(Makes just under one quart of ice cream.)
3-4 overripe bananas, peeled, sliced and frozen
1/4 cup + 2 tablespoons quick oats, divided
1/2 cup water or nondairy milk
1 teaspoon cinnamon sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon
6 tablespoons dried cranberries, divided
sugar to taste (optional)
a splash of non-dairy milk or creamer, if needed
1. Combine 1/4 cup of quick oats, 1/2 cup of water, and 1 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar in a microwave safe bowl; mix well. Microwave for 60 seconds and stir again. Allow the oatmeal to cool to room temp, either on the countertop or in the fridge.
2. Put the bananas in the food processor and pulse until smoothly blended. Most likely you’ll need to stir them by hand several times, as the frozen chunks tend to gather and become “stuck” on one side of the bowl. If necessary, add a splash of non-dairy milk or creamer to get things moving!
3. If the bananas aren’t sweet enough for your taste (sometimes this happens if you freeze them before they’re sufficiently ripe), add a bit of sugar to taste. Any sugar works fine – white, brown, etc. – but I find that powdered sugar results in a smoother blend.
4. Add the oatmeal, 1 teaspoon of cinnamon, and 3 tablespoons of cranberries and pulse until well blended. Add the last three tablespoons of cranberries and the 2 tablespoons of quick oats and pulse several times, just enough to mix the cranberries and oats into the ice cream batter (but not enough to chop them up into small bits).
5. Transfer the ice cream to an airtight container. Enjoy immediately as soft serve, or pop the ice cream in the freezer for an hour+ for a firmer dessert. Store any leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container. If the frozen banana ice cream proves too hard to scoop, microwave it for ten seconds to help loosen it up (or let the container sit on the counter for ten to thirty minutes prior to eating, depending on room temp).
6. Serve with a dusting of cinnamon sugar for extra shiny measure!
Kaylee creeper, wants some ice cream!