Thursday, August 11, 2011

Banana "Ice Cream"

Would you believe me if I told you that you could make ice cream with just one ingredient? What if I also told you it was healthy and completely dairy free? You probably think I've fallen off of my rocker and gone a little crazy, right? Well it's true!!!

I was pretty pessimistic when I first heard about this. It's quite the talk on Pinterest and several food blogs right now. But I was completely amazed and in awe at how creamy the frozen bananas became after just a minute or so in my food processer. It looks exactly like ice cream when it's done!

I found that it's best eaten right out of the food processor (after the blade is removed of course) and with some chocolate chips sprinkled on top. We did eat some leftovers the following day but it wasn't quite as good as the fresh batch.

Give it a try! You won't feel guilty eating this "ice cream"!

Banana "Ice Cream"
Source: Real Mom Kitchen

2-3 ripe bananas
1-2 T. creamy peanut butter (optional)
1-2 T. mini chocolate chips (optional)

Slice bananas into 1/2 inch slices and place on a small cookie sheet and freeze for 1 or 2 hours.

Put the frozen banana slices into you food processor and puree until creamy. You can scrape down the sides if needed. Don’t worry, it takes a minute for it to all get creamy but it will happen.

Serve immediately or put in freezer for an hour or two. Feel free to make it your own. Add some peanut butter to the frozen bananas while they are pureeing. Or add sprinkles or mini chocolate chips on top of the ice cream.


  1. Hi Kathie, I heard about this on another blog and may have to give it a try. Sounds yummy. : )

  2. We make this often. And mixing frozen bananas with dark chocolate Silk Almond milk! double yum! :)