This run of sunny weather has seen us spending hours & hours in the garden each day. Pottering amongst the plants, al fresco lunching, reclining in deck chairs with cold drinks… oh, and doing some work of course.
It’s obviously had a big influence on this week’s Price Points post – bright, optimistic and fun.
Check out this cute selection of fruit salad homewares – each one under £30!
- Banana night light: £10.90, Amazon
- Sunnylife watermelon doormat: £29, Paperchase
- Outdoor garden pouffe – kiwi design by Fallen Fruits: £19.99, Selections
As we mentioned in a post last week, we’ve been feasting on lots of ice lollies in the warm weather.
I saw this big bag of marked down, overripe bananas in the supermarket and thought I’d make some home-made banana ice cream.
It’s really easy – first you peel & slice all the bananas and freeze them.
Prior to putting them into the freezer I arranged them on these pizza baking meshes so that they didn’t turn into a massive, rock-hard lump.
After about half an hour in the freezer, pop the slices into a food processor and whiz for about 5 minutes stopping every minute or so, popping off the cover and turning over the contents with a spatula to ensure it all gets chopped up.
If needed, you can add about 150ml of whole milk, single cream, soya or almond milk to give it a creamier consistency. You can also add a couple of tablespoons of honey or agave nectar for a sweeter mix.
Decant into tubs (I used 6 medium bananas which made about 2 litres) and put in the freezer. Remove the tub from the freezer about 5 minutes before serving to make it easier to run a scoop through it.
Try folding in chopped unsalted peanuts or chocolate chips (or both!) to the mix prior to decanting into the tubs.