The best damn "nice-cream" you ever had...
Ripe bananas are the perfect ingredient for banana bread, and other healthy alternatives to unhealthy, sugary snacks. Unfortunately, this is the state at which they also look the most unappetizing, attract the most fruit flies, and are thrown out in dining halls, super markets, and our own kitchens.
We asked the question:
What if we could salvage these perfectly edible bananas from the dining halls and reproduce them into banana ice cream?
Just Ripe takes brown bananas that would be discarded, both from restaurants in the local community and on campus, and repurposes them into the best vegan, plant-based "nice cream" you ever had.
We hope to implement the Just Ripe project on campus in the 2020 Fall Semester. This would mean:
Working with our dining services provider to negotiate a system for salvaging discarded bananas, repurposing them into "nice-cream," and then putting them back into the dining halls.
Collaborating with local restaurants to establish a consistent and non-invasive system of salvaging their unwanted bananas.
Creating a special Just Ripe cart that can make soft serve "nice-cream"on the spot at concerts and events.
RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT FOOD WASTE IN DINING HALLS!!!