Banana lovers get ready to taste the most mind-blowing banana to ever exist because there are now ice cream-flavored bananas, according to The Huffington Post.
This tiny species of banana, which is native to Hawaii and other southeast Asian and central American countries, is unusually sweet and is guaranteed to take your “nice cream,” also known as banana ice cream, to another level. With hints of vanilla and a fluffly, creamy, melt-in-your-mouth texture, this banana has all the trappings of a tub of Bluebell vanilla ice cream. The skin of the banana even has a frosted appearance and has a blueish-green hue before it ripens.
These bananas, which contain no added sweeteners or flavors, are most commonly known as blue java bananas.
Although this fruit appears to be a seemingly new and exotic banana variety, Hawaiian farmers have been growing the fruit since the early 1920s, according to Hawaii Tropical Fruit Growers executive director Ken Love.
“There are over 100 types of bananas in Hawaii, all tasting different,” Love told The Huffington Post. “It’s really the diversity that’s interesting.”
Love explains on his website, Hawaiifruit.net, that the natural mutation of banana plants allows for various banana varieties with distinct flavors and characteristics to exist.
If you are not willing to travel to Hawaii to get your hands on a bunch of theses bananas, you can purchase the plant from an online nursery or on Amazon.
Growing your own bananas at home my seem like a pain, but there are added benefits.
“The difference is,” Love told The Huffington Post, “you’re getting bananas that are sweet and just picked off the tree, versus bananas that were harvested in Ecuador and ripened with ethylene gas in a container.”