Banana Marshmallow Desert

This past week my grandson was been placed on a milk free diet to assess impact on his respiratory issues which means no milk, custard, yogurt, cream, ice-cream, cheese and all the yummy things Nan feed him.  Whats a Nan (and his poor mother) to do?

Last night we had a few bananas to get rid of so I  resurrected an old favourite from the Edmonds cookery book – Apricot or Banana Marshmallow.  As I prepared it I realised that this mousse like dessert is a Dairy free – Wheat free- Fat free- Economical –  and so easy that it can whipped up in minutes.  this makes enough for four people although three of us can demolish it…and it would serve six small portions for after a big meal.  Perfect for Zach (and Lilly) next time they come to visit.

Banana Marshmallow Dessert
Banana Marshmallow Dessert
  • 2 teaspoons Gelatine
  • ½ Cup boiling Water
  • 2 Egg Whites (stiffly Beaten)
  • 3 Tablespoons sugar
  • 2 Mashed Bananas (or equivalent of Apricot, Apple etc)
  • ¼ teaspoon Vanilla Essence (not in the original recipe)
  1. Dissolve Gelatine in water.
  2. While still hot pour into beaten egg whites and continue beating until it resembles whipped Cream.
  3. Add sugar, mashed fruit and essence.
  4. Beat for a few more minutes then pour into glasses.
  5. Set for an hour or more in refrigerator.

Thats it – too easy.

  • Experiment with other fruits like stewed apple, tinned peaches or apricot, stewed or mashed berries
  • Add different essences or spices to compliment the fruit and add another flavor dimension.
  • Serve in bowls or glasses
  • Can be used as a substitute for whipped cream on Pavlova or other desserts.

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