Friday, 28 March 2014

Creative Pudding

So, it's a Friday night. You're not going out because it's almost the end of the year and you have a big pile of books that need reading tomorrow morning. Your bank balance is on it's last legs (come on April loan!) but you're screaming out for a sweet kick.

Time to get creative! :)

I raided my cupboards and put together a seriously tasty 'Reverse Cheesecake'.

I used:

1 Banana
1 Tablespoon of peanut butter
1 Small tub of vanilla ice cream
3 Tablespoons full of plain yoghurt
2 Chocolate covered malted milk biscuits

But feel free to remove and add your own favourite things :) 

First step, smush the banana. Using a fork is the best way, squidge it down until it's a paste-y consistency. 

Then I added a small tub of vanilla ice cream (this was free with my housemate's Pizza Hut order, but she didn't want it), but you could substitute this for more yoghurt, or frozen yoghurt, to be more healthy. Or if you need the extra splurge, two generous spoonfuls of any ice cream would work well.

Adding yoghurt gives the pudding a lighter texture, and makes it last longer! I put about three tablespoons worth in. I also added a tablespoon full of peanut butter at this point.

Then, for a teeny chocolate boost, I broke up two biscuits (they were completely wrong for each other, it was for the best) and dotted them ontop. 

I have to say, this is a seriously good pudding. There is a slight saltiness from the biscuit, crunch from the peanut butter, thick and creamy texture from the banana and the ice cream makes it nice and chilled :) delicious, cheaper than Ben + Jerry's, and with significantly fewer calories!