Biting into paçoca ice cream with chocolate sauce is like biting into a warm peanut butter cup, and the fried bananas give it an extra dose of sweetness.
By Denise Browning
Paçoca Ice Cream topped with Fried Bananas and drizzled with a luscious Chocolate Sauce is what I have for you. Paçoca is a Southeastern Brazilian candy made from ground peanuts and sugar. Don’t worry! If you don’t have access to pre-packaged paçoca (peanut candy), you still can make this super duper delicious ice cream by roasting and grinding peanuts.Topped with fried bananas (banana frita) and drizzled with chocolate sauce, it is pure heaven. It is one of those unique experiences that one never forgets. If you are crazy for peanuts, peanut butter, and other peanut treats, you just have to try paçoca ice cream.
Denise Browning is a native Brazilian foodie, trained Chef, cooking instructor, restaurant menu/recipe developer, and former lawyer. She is also the author of From Brazil To You - a blog that features Brazilian, fusion, and international dish recipes, stories, and photography of Brazil. Her writing has appeared in Cia Brasil Magazine, while her photography is frequently featured on Foodgawker, TasteSpotting, and Foodepix. She lives in Texas with her American husband and two children.