Restaurant Review: Annie's Banannies | Rehoboth Beach, DE

Nights at the beach mean... ice cream!

Banana Cream Pie (With Peanuts!)

Whoo-hoo! So nice to be thought of!

Don't try this on your at home juicer; you really need an powerful industrial juicer like this one.

Great menu options and healthy toppings.
When my husband and I were honeymooning in Miami, we ate several times at a small vegan cafe that had several raw options. Now, this was 11 years ago when the internet-usage was still fairly new (we didn't have a connection in our apartment back then!), raw wasn't really a trend and searching for vegan/veg places was not as easy as it is now. So, I had no idea that people ate exclusively raw. Anyway, I have no idea why I am telling you this, I guess just to tell you how old I am. :)

So, back to the cafe, they had vegan banana ice cream on the menu. We tried it. We loved it. It looked like soft serve with a sprinkling of chocolate chips on it. So creamy. So sweet. The owner asked us how we liked it. We loved it. He then told us it was only banana. What? Yes, a frozen banana put through a juicer. He then told us how by eating a vegan, raw diet he was able to cure himself of diabetes and a host of other health problems. Wow. We were impressed. Immediately when we returned home, we tried it with our juicer. Immediately, our new wedding present kitchen gadget was broken. Ooops!

Now, 11 years later, we are celebrating our anniversary at Rehoboth Beach in Delaware, and in steps Annie's Banannies. When you are at the beach, you are obliged to get Thrasher's Fries (vegan), ice cream (not vegan) and Grotto's pizza (yuck and yuck and no-thank-you). So, for the ice cream portion, we decided to go healthy and get Annie's Bananies.

Annie's uses frozen bananas extruded through an industrial juicer and tops the frozen concoction with various toppings. It's vegan and non-fat! Just banana so you don't have to feel guilty about indulging. The one pictured above had chocolate sauce and whip cream making it non-vegan, but there are lots of vegan toppings. I'm kicking myself for not trying the peanut butter/salty peanut topping. If you are at the beach, give your waist a break and try Annie's!

Annie's Banannies
9 1st St S
Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971
(302) 260-9875

Tip! How to make raw vegan banana ice cream at home: Even if you don't have an industrial juicer at home, you can still make frozen banana ice cream. Peel ripe bananas, chop them and place in a plastic bag or container. Freeze. Put frozen pieces in a good food processor (don't try it in a bobo cheapo one). Whip until creamy. Scoop out and top with your favorite toppings, like chocolate chips, peanut butter, strawberry sauce, etc.

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